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Russel R. Robertson

Adjunct Professor


  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution and Retail
  • Real Estate and Construction


  • JD, Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2004
  • BA, University of Washington, Political Science, 1998


Russ focuses on assisting privately held businesses and entrepreneurs with their business and transactional needs, including advising on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; mergers and acquisitions; and a wide range of commercial agreements and strategic partnerships. Russ also assists his clients with entity structuring, organizational planning, and debt and equity financing transactions. Prior to re-joining Schwabe, Russ served as General Counsel to a private equity firm investing in, and developing, single, multi-family, and commercial real estate projects in Puget Sound and Portland regions.


Long-Awaited Condo Reform Kicks In; Here's What Developers Need To Know, Daily Journal of Commerce (2019)