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Kristin A. Hawes

Real Estate, Business

(206) 676-7083

Profile Introduction

Kristin dedicates her practice to helping clients with commercial and residential real estate matters, including purchase, sale, financing, joint venture, and leasing transactions.  She has a particular interest in leasing, having worked with clients of all sizes to secure “the right space”, whether office, retail, industrial, warehouse, or a combination thereof; she is also experienced with asset management, including negotiation of lease amendments, termination agreements, property management documents, and brokerage agreements. 


Prior to joining Summit, Kristin was senior counsel at SSL Law Firm LLP, where she represented landlords and tenants with national and regional real estate portfolios, including some of the country’s largest institutional property owners.  As the former General Counsel and Secretary at John L. Scott Real Estate, she enjoys helping residential brokerage clients implement best practices.  Early in her career, Kristin served as an Assistant Public Defender in New York, and she maintains an interest in ensuring equitable access to legal services.    


Outside the office, Kristin enjoys running around Lake Union, cooking for friends, and exploring the Cascades with her intrepid husband, enthusiastic dog, and three reluctant children.  

Community Service

Volunteer, Allied Aid Team #9
Coach, Queen Anne Community Center Cub Basketball
Auction Committee Member, John Hay Elementary School
Past Board Member, Soundview School



New York University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
Claremont McKenna College (B.A., 1994, cum laude)

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Washington State
New York State