Eric S. Laschever
Eric Laschever is a member of Stoel Rives LLP practicing in the areas of land use, environmental and hazardous waste law. He focuses on helping private and public clients secure and defend the federal, state and local land use and environmental permits and approvals needed to implement large infrastructure and other complex projects. Mr. Laschever was with Preston Gates Ellis as a partner from 1999-2004, and head of their Land Use Practice Group from 2000-2004.
Before practicing law, Mr. Laschever served as Associate Director for Fisheries and the Environment for the Alaska Governor's Office in Washington, D.C. He represented a coalition of six Washington and Oregon ports in securing and defending necessary federal and state environmental and land use approvals to deepen the Columbia River Navigation Channel. He also represented the Regional Transit Authority on a variety of land use and natural resource issues, including local zoning, environmental impact statement preparation and Endangered Species Act issues. He also represented King County, Washington in developing strategies for addressing Endangered Species Act compliance related to wastewater project.
Mr. Laschever has represented Bechtel Subsidiary in obtaining state and local environmental and land use approvals needed to construct the second Tacoma Narrows Bridge. He has also represented the Microsoft Corporation in obtaining land use approvals necessary for a new 3,000,000 square foot office campus in Issaquah, Washington. Mr. Laschever has represented the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway on a wide range of land use permit issues in Washington state, which included litigation issues before the Growth Management Hearings Board and in Superior Court. He has also represented Simon Property Group in land use issues related to redeveloping the Northgate Mall in Seattle, Washington. This representation included litigation before the Seattle Hearing Examiner and in Superior Court and the Court of Appeals.
Mr. Laschever was selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Washington) by Chambers USA (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), 2009. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2009. He was selected as one of Washington's "Super Lawyers" by Washington Law & Politics, 2003-2008. Mr. Laschever is a member and former chair of the Environmental and Land Use Section, Washington State Bar Association. He is also President of the Board, Salish Sea Expeditions, and a Board member of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust.
Mr. Laschever is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
- J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown Law Center, 1990, Order of the Coif
- M.M.A., University of Washington, 1980
- B.A., magna cum laude, Williams College, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa
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