by wscai-admin | Aug 27, 2020
Mary B. Reiten, Esq., Senior Attorney at Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S., has significant experience representing both condominium associations and their members, counseling them through disputes and, when needed, instituting litigation. Mary has been practicing law for over 20 years and is licensed in Washington, California, and Alaska (inactive). She tailors her services to the needs of her clients. Together, you and Mary will design a response oriented towards litigation or mediation as the specifics of your case demand. Mary’s years of experience include many trials involving complex litigation, and she obtained a mediation certification from the King County Dispute Resolution Center to help her clients resolve differences outside the courtroom. Whether your dispute is about the exercise of board powers, assessments, maintenance, construction, covenant enforcement, an interpersonal dispute—or something unheard of—Mary works hard to find a solution in an efficient and timely manner. Mary also practices real estate law, business litigation, and consumer law. She has successfully represented clients in cases involving breach of purchase and sale agreements, auto fraud, timber trespass, easements, commission disputes, guarantees, commercial lease disputes, and partnership disputes.
by wscai-admin | Aug 26, 2020
Jo Flannery, Esq. is a member of the Litigation and Real Estate departments at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC. Raised by a real estate agent, and a former Realtor herself, she has a particular interest in the many facets of real property law. Now in her third decade of practice, she primarily focuses on community association law; construction defects and disputes; environmental contamination and regulation; general real property; and insurance law.
by wscai-admin | Aug 26, 2020
Tony Rafel, Esq, CCAL, is a WSCAI Past President and serves as Board Liaison to the ADR and Legislative Action Committees. Tony has been practicing law in Seattle for over 35 years, focusing on community association law for more than 25 years, and is a Fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers. He is the Managing Partner of Rafel Law Group PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Portland, and practices actively in both Washington and Oregon, handling construction and product defect, insurance coverage, covenant and rule enforcement, boundary, view and nuisance cases, among many others. Tony also serves as a trusted general counsel and advisor to boards and associations, helping with governing document interpretation and enforcement, problem solving, dispute resolution, and governance best practices. Tony has been peer-selected as a Washington SuperLawyer™ every year since 2001 and holds the top peer-review rating for legal skill and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his service with WSCAI, Tony is a past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tony’s office is located in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, where Labrador Retrievers Cutty and Abby can often be found.