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Chad E. Ahrens

Chad E. Ahrens
Managing Member

E-Mail: cahrens@mafslaw.com
Telephone: (253) 722-1700
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Primary Practice Areas:
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Construction Law

Education:
J.D., Seattle University School of Law
B.S., University of Washington

Affiliations:
Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member, King County Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
     Business Law Section
     Construction Law Section
     Real Property, Probate, & Trust Section
     Litigation Section
Member, American Bar Association
     Business Law Section
     Construction Law Section
     Litigation Section
     Real Property, Probate, & Estate Law Section
Member, Washington Landlord Association

 

 

Chad E. Ahrens

Chad’s practice is focused on business, real estate, and construction law, which includes both transactional and litigation matters. His representative clients range from and include commercial real estate developers, architects, engineers, construction contractors and suppliers, small business owners, and single-family homeowners. Prior to forming Maher Ahrens Foster Shillito, PLLC, he worked in private practice and was previously employed as an executive and in-house counsel to a development and construction company.

Some of Chad's representative transactional matters include:

Condominium Documents (Airspace, traditional, declarations and offering statements); Lease Agreements – Commercial and Residential; Lease Options; Ground Leases; Purchase and Sale Agreements; Right of First Refusal and Options; Non-Disclosure Agreements; Non-Compete Agreements; Asset Purchase Agreements; Construction Contracts; Design Professional Contracts; Construction Liens; Materialmen/Supplier Contracts; Easement Agreements & Covenants; Security Agreements; Promissory Notes; Deeds of Trust; Entity Formations; Real Estate Contracts; Boundary Line Agreements; Estate Planning; Power of Attorney; Bills of Sale; License Agreements; SNDA’s; Assignment Agreements; Estoppel Certificates; Master Service Agreements; Operating Agreements.

His representative litigation matters include, but are not limited to:

Breach of Contract; Adverse Possession; Quiet Title; Boundary Disputes; Title Insurance Claims; Lien Foreclosure; Unlawful Detainer – commercial & residential; Earnest Money Agreements; Construction Defect; Construction Contract Disputes; Real Estate Contract Forfeiture; Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Collections.

Chad has also served as a guest lecturer to architects and contractors on AIA Construction Contract Documents. In 2007, Chad was honored as member of the “40 Under Forty” by the Business Examiner. He currently serves as board member and treasurer for Sound Youth Counseling, a local non-profit organization serving local at-risk youth.

 

"I do all possible to be the best at what I do and I expect that my relationships with other professionals will mirror the same high standards. Chad exceeds those expectations.

We are completely satisfied that we have found the best legal representation we need for our firms; one that strikes a balance between fair cost to our business and peace of mind that we are in a sound legal position.

I recommend Chad and his firm wholeheartedly."

Mark Ness
Owner, Ness Insurance & Annuity, LLC


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