Effective | Experienced | Efficient
In today’s fast-paced world, lawyers must be agile, proactive, and pragmatic. Real property law is complex, whether dealing with residential or commercial transactions. Buying or selling a home is not only an emotional experience, but often the largest financial undertaking of a lifetime. Commercial deals, whether buying, selling, or leasing, typically focus on profitability and strategic growth. I earn my clients’ trust by applying a practical, results-oriented approach to their legal and business needs.
Whether working with multinational companies, small to midsized businesses, or individuals, I pride myself on delivering effective, efficient, and reasonably priced representation that is appropriate for each unique circumstance. With over 30 years of experience as a licensed attorney, including roles at three of the Northwest’s premier law firms and a five-year stint in direct real estate sales, I am uniquely equipped to provide the level of service that clients not only expect but deserve. My goal is to become a trusted and indispensable advisor for the duration of our business relationship.
“I have been a controller for a Seattle-based group of companies, both retail and real estate, for over 30 years. As our company has downsized over the last 10 years or so, we have gone through many changes including the retirement of our legal representatives. Several years ago, we had the pleasure of meeting John Sharp. With his knowledge of the law, integrity, and work ethic, he has made the transition seamless. No legal matter has ever been too small or not worthy of his time. Specifically, John has represented us in tenant negotiations, property listings, and many general business issues, and has always put our best interest first. He is patient, thorough, and explains the law well. It is without reservation that I recommend John, as he continues to demonstrate his worth as a smart, responsive, and a very effective legal and business advisor.”
“I own and operate a property management company based in Mukilteo. Our firm and our clients have used John Sharp for commercial real estate guidance since 2010, on matters ranging from sophisticated transactions with large banks to local, small-tenant lease agreements. John is responsive, provides excellent advice, and is well connected in the greater Puget Sound area. His warm personality and patient conversation make him a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend his legal services.”
“I am the CEO and CFO of a mid-sized roofing supply company with a total of 14 locations in California and Washington. In addition, I’m responsible for the management of 13 commercial properties owned by related entities which are used by the company. My background includes more than 40 years in public accounting and over three decades as the owner of my own CPA firm. John Sharp has represented our company in complex property sale and leasing transactions as well as preparing forms of lease for our various locations, among other things. During my long career, I’ve worked with many lawyers. John has proven himself time and again as a highly effective and careful real estate practitioner. I hold attorneys to my own high standards and John has more than met them at every turn. His friendly demeanor and down-to-earth style are added bonuses. I strongly endorse his legal services.”