M. Wayne Blair, Esq.

T: 206-622-5267
F: 206-292-9082
Real Property

Wayne Blair, Esq. has extensive experience in Real Property and Real Estate matters that include resolving cases that involve landowners, homeowners, commercial tenants, developers, among others. He has served as an arbitrator or mediator in numerous matters since 1984. He has been recognized by a variety of notable, legal organizations for his accomplishments in both mediation and arbitration. For twenty years his legal practice related to real property matters.

Representative Matters

  • Arbitrated real property dispute between homeowner and real estate agent, involving claims of deceptive acts and practices by agent in sale of property
  • Arbitrated commercial dispute between landowner and commercial tenant over the terms of a commercial lease, involving a “requirements contract” for sale and delivery of rock, sand, and gravel and the sharing of proceeds on the sale of such products
  • Arbitrated real property dispute between seller and purchaser of residential property over failure of transaction to close and entitlement to earnest money deposit
  • Mediated real property dispute, in which a family attempted to agree to disposition of land and the company in San Juan Islands
  • Arbitrated real property dispute between subdivision land owners and property developer over the terms of a commercial well and water rights agreement
  • Arbitrated real property dispute between developer of condominium and purchaser of a unit relating to the homeowner’s association and right to rent units
  • Arbitrated numerous cases between buyer and seller of commercial real property over terms of purchase and sale agreement
  • Mediated real property dispute over the purchase and sale agreement between a Construction company and a private individual

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Super Lawyer in ADR, Business/Corporate, or Real Estate category, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 1999-2009 (Top 100 lawyers for five years)
  • Norm Maleng Leadership Award, the Washington State Bar Association and Access to Justice Board, 2008
  • Top Business Lawyer, Seattle Business Monthly, Arbitration Category, 2006
  • Top Lawyer, Seattle Magazine, ADR category 2005, Business Category 2001
  • Lifetime Service Award, Washington State Bar Association, 2004
  • On U.S. District Court, Western District, Rule 39.1 panel of mediators and arbitrators
  • Founding member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section within the Washington State Bar Association, 1989; served as the first chair-elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 1990-1991
  • Past president, Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association
  • Author, “Mandatory Arbitration in Washington,” Chapter 2 of Alternative Dispute Resolution Deskbook, published by the Washington State Bar Association, First Edition 1989, Second Edition 1995
  • Author of numerous articles and speaker at many seminars on arbitration, and published numerous articles relating to the legal profession

Background and Education

  • JAMS "Remedies in Arbitration" Training, 2009
  • JAMS Mediation and Arbitration training, 2006
  • JAMS Special Master/Discovery Referee training, 2006
  • Member, Montgomery, Purdue, Blankinship & Austin, Seattle, WA, 1972-2007
  • Member, AAA panel of arbitrators and its Large Complex Case Panel, 1985-2005
  • Captain and Judge Advocate, USAF, 1968-1972
  • J.D., University of Washington, 1968
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1965

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