Groff Murphy

KEY PRACTICE AREAS:
Business Law
Real Estate Transactions

EDUCATION:
University of California,
Hastings School of Law, J. D.


University of Puget Sound, B.A.,
magna cum laude


ADMISSIONS:
State and Federal Courts of Washington

JERRY T. EVERARD
Partner
206.628.9500 phone
206.628.9506 fax
 
jeverard@groffmurphy.com   Associations/Recognitions Selected Seminars Representative Clients

Jerry Everardís practice is focused in two primary areas: (1) assisting entrepreneurs to meet the challenges of starting, running, financing and exiting their businesses, and (2) assisting owners and developers on all phases of real estate transactions from acquisitions, through construction to leasing or resale.

Mr. Everardís business practice includes negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements, debt and equity financing, developing Intellectual Property plans and drafting licensing and royalty agreements, sales of stock and assets of closely held businesses, and drafting contracts for a wide variety of business transactions.

His real estate practice includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, negotiating and performing due diligence for financing of real estate transactions, negotiating and drafting leases for shopping centers, office buildings, restaurants and warehouses and negotiating permitting issues with DCLU on behalf of owners.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Everard is an active business owner and developer. He has started, financed, built, operated, and sold successful businesses and is actively involved in purchasing and developing real estate. As a result, Mr. Everard understands the practical and results-oriented needs of businesses. His relationships with his clients are based on the principle that counsel can add real value to an organization by playing a proactive role in business decisions as a member of the management team.

Professional Associations/Recognition:

  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Director, One Reel
  • Director, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation
  • Director, Seattle Chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association
  • Director and current Co-President, The Vera Project
  • Former Director, Board of Directors, Washington Music Industry Coalition/JAMPAC

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Representative Experience:

  • Assisting start-up businesses with choosing a business form, corporate maintenance, negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements, debt and equity financing, and negotiating and drafting numerous types of contracts.
  • Developing Intellectual Property plans and drafting licensing and royalty agreements.
  • Representing purchasers and sellers in transactions involving sales of stock and assets of closely held businesses.
  • Drafting contracts for a wide variety of business transactions.
  • Effecting filings and registrations to protect trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property.
  • Developing deferred and incentive compensation plans.
  • Negotiating and documenting secured transactions.

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Real Estate:

  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements for commercial, state and residential properties.
  • Locating, negotiating terms of, and documenting private financing for real estate purchases.
  • Negotiating and performing due diligence for financing of real estate transactions.
  • Negotiating and drafting leases for shopping centers, office buildings, restaurants and warehouses.
  • Negotiating and drafting construction contracts for owners and builders.
  • Negotiating and drafting architect and engineer services contracts for owners.
  • Negotiating permitting issues with DCLU on behalf of owners.
  • Serving in an on-going role as advisor to real estate management companies dealing with day–to–day issues ranging from tenant disputes to capital improvement and modernization decisions.

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