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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2011

Heather A. Coldwell


Heather Coldwell focuses her practice on commercial real estate and financing transactions. Heather’s work spans a wide range of matters including real property purchase and sales, and negotiation and documentation of lease agreements for landlords and tenants. Heather has done a great deal of work for clients in the hospitality industry, particularly for restaurants. She enjoys bringing a knowledge of these vertical industries to her work as a real estate and transactional attorney.

Representative Experience

Pan American Group

Represented Pan American Group in its entry into the Panera Bread franchise system and acquisition of 47 restaurants in Washington and Northern California markets in 2015, and a 46-unit acquisition in 2016. (2016)

Flynn Restaurant Group

Represented Flynn Restaurant Group in a recapitalization and strategic growth investment by Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board and refinancing of existing credit facilities. (2014)

Acquisition of restaurants for Apple American Group LLC

Provide real estate support for Apple American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 436 Applebee's franchised restaurants in 23 states, including a 99 unit acquisition. (2012-present)

Bell American Group LLC

Provide real estate support for multiple-unit acquisitions for Bell American Group LLC, a restaurant holding company with more than 170 Yum! Branded restaurants, including a 76 unit acquisition in 2012, a 62 unit acquisition in 2013, and a 31 unit acquisition in 2014. (2012-present)

Real estate transactions for Alaska Permanent Fund

Provide counsel and negotiate and draft complex office and retail leases. (2012-present)

Acquisition of Bay Bread for Starbucks Coffee Company

Provided real estate support for Starbucks in the $100 million acquisition of Bay Bread. (2012)

FUJIFILM Holdings tender offer and merger

Local counsel in $995 million acquisition of SonoSite, Inc. (2012)

Project financing for lenders

Represented administrative agent and lenders in $220 million financing to a provider of commercial equipment leases. (2012)

Merger for Blueview Technologies, Inc.

Represented Blueview Technologies, Inc., an underwater vision and measurement company, in its merger with Teledyne RD Instruments, Inc. (2012)

Acquisition for Starbucks

Represented Starbucks in acquisition of Evolution Fresh. (2011)

Financing for lender

Represented lender in $45 million financing for aerospace tooling company. (2011)

Additional Qualifications

  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, 2009
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Justice Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia, Wash., 2008
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Judge Robin Hunt, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, Tacoma, Wash., 2008 

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member and Co-Director of Lunch Seminars, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS), 2012-2015
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Volunteer Attorney, Housing Justice Project, 2012-2013
  • ArtsFund Associate, 2014-present

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