Mr. Hanchett is Of Counsel with the Seattle law firm of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson. He started with the firm in 1988, focusing his legal practice in the area of debtor-creditor, commercial litigation and corporate financial matters. In 2005, he left the general practice of law and became in-house counsel for one of his long term clients, a real estate development company. In that capacity, he was in charge of negotiating complex acquisition contracts and the sale of developed properties to national home building companies as well as overseeing disputes and litigation associated with the real estate transactions. This combination of experiences in law and business has given Mr. Hanchett a unique perspective on problems and solutions involving corporations, financial institutions and small-business owners, in particular.
Mr. Hanchett’s primary mediation practice focus is on commercial dispute resolution of cases generally involving fiduciary relationships, financial transactions, debtor-creditor problems and potential or actual litigation and/or bankruptcy. His client emphasis as a mediator includes banks and other financial institutions, profit/non-profit corporations and their Directors, small business owners, real estate companies and developers. He is an experienced litigator in Superior and Federal courts and is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars.