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Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson (HCMP) is a Seattle-based law firm founded in 1971. Our legal services focus in the areas of business, lender services and finance, real estate and land use, and litigation:
Corporate Governance & Shareholder Activism
Data Security & Privacy
Estate Planning & Succession
Mergers & Acquisitions
Startups & Emerging Companies
Lender Services & Finance
Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
Lender Liability & Litigation
Real Estate & Land Use
Real Estate Transactions
Environmental & Natural Resources
Arbitration and Mediation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Financial Institutions Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Land Use & Environmental Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
We have offered the highest level of professional services to our clients by creating an atmosphere of excellence for our attorneys and staff in a collegial, non-institutional setting from the beginning. The result is a team of dedicated, passionate legal professionals. Our expertise, creativity and "can do" attitude have won long-term loyalty from an impressive roster of clients including national and international corporations, local and regional businesses, government entities, community organizations, and individuals.
On a daily basis, the firm achieves excellence in the practice of law, emphasizing practical problem solving, high-quality legal work, and cost-effective management of client matters. We endeavor to be skilled client counselors as well as lawyers. Our approach to the practice and our commitment to quality of life for attorneys and staff members combine to create a stimulating, informal, and humane work environment. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
Team Approach, with Close Client Connections
The culture at HCMP is distinctive. Instead of hierarchy, our partners, associates, paralegals, and staff work in an environment of mentorship and cooperation. Because our firm operates without layers of bureaucracy, we maintain direct communication and close working relationships with clients. Our flexibility enables us to assemble the right team from different practice areas to address legal needs efficiently and effectively. We offer the strength and depth of a large firm, without sacrificing the responsiveness and personal service you would expect from a smaller firm.
Confident, Strong, Proactive
HCMP attorneys are known and respected for their expertise and advocacy. It's what our clients expect, and it's what we deliver, consistently and professionally. HCMP's past, current, and future success is based on a thorough understanding of our clients' needs for legal services.
HCMP is the only Washington law firm selected to be a part of Meritas, one of the world's largest and most respected law firm alliances of more than 170 independent commercial law firms located in over 60 countries.