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Robert Spitzer is an experienced real estate, finance, and business problem solver. He has practiced in these areas for over 30 years, and has also personally developed real estate properties, overseen manufacturing and real estate lending businesses and bought and sold a number of enterprises. Robert has advised companies acquiring hundreds of commercial properties, negotiated leases for millions of square feet of space, and organized hundreds of companies. He has been involved in workouts with tens of banks, and has served as trustee on almost a thousand deeds of trust involving commercial real estate.  He counsels a number of dynamic business enterprises in Washington State.
Robert has worked for the U.S. Justice Department in Washington D.C., served on the staff of Senator John V. Tunney (D-Calif.) and clerked for Chief Justice Robert Brachtenbach of the Washington Supreme Court.

Professional Activities

  • Faculty, Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program, University of Washington, 1994-present
  • Member, Real Property & Probate Section, Washington State Bar Association, 1983-present

Community Activities

  • President, Board of Trustees, King County Library System, 2016-present
  • Board of Trustees, King County Library System, 2008-2015
  • Vice Chairman, BBYO, Inc., 2004-2009
  • President, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2002-2004
  • Senior Vice President, B'nai B'rith International, 2015-present
  • National Fundraising Chairman, B'nai B'rith International, 2000-2002
  • United Way Ambassador

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Past Appearances



  • Washington, 1981


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1980

Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 1976

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Real Estate Law, 2018-2020
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" for Corporate in Seattle Met magazine, 2010
  • Named by peers as a  "Super Lawyer" in Washington Law & Politics magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated


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