Geoffrey Palachuk

Geoffrey Palachuk

Adjunct Professor


  • BS, University of Oregon, 2009
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2014


Geoff Palachuk is a member of Perkins Coie's nationally recognized construction group. He specializes in large commercial projects and complex construction disputes. He has a broad range of experience advising public owners, private developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in all phases of contract negotiations and project delivery, from predesign to project closeout.


  • ARCHITECT AND ENGINEER LIABILITY, Chapter 7: Liability for Negligence, Co-Author (5th ed. 2021)
  • State-By-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts, Washington State, Co-Author (3d ed. 2021)
  • New Decade of Construction Contracts, Seattle J. Tech., Env. & Innov. Law, Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Art. 7 (2020)
  • Three Key Takeaways from Washington Spearin Doctrine Ruling, LAW360 (2020)
  • CONSTRUCTION LAW, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Chapter Co-Author (2018)
  • Aereo, Bringing the NFL to a “Cloud” Near You, 50 Gonz. L. Rev. 117 (2015)
  • Transformative Use Test Cannot Keep Pace with Evolving Arts, 16 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 233 (2014)