Kari L. Larson

Kari Larson Real Estate Attorney Seattle K&L Gates
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Professional Biography

Kari Larson is a partner in the firm's Seattle office. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development of commercial, timber and food and agribusiness holdings, including controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities. Kari regularly represents both borrowers and lenders (foreign and domestic) in lending transactions secured by commercial and agricultural properties, including the negotiation of intercreditor and co-lender arrangements. Kari also regularly advises clients on investments in various food and agribusiness assets. Kari is certified in Legal Project Management.

Kari grew up on a dairy farm in Skagit Valley, Washington. With this background in mind, Kari regularly counsels clients with respect to general matters affecting the ownership and operation of timber, farmland and other agribusiness assets. Additionally, Kari has developed particular experience in advising clients on regulatory issues impacting the growing, processing, manufacturing and distribution of food products, including issues under the Food Safety Modernization Act and state regulatory schemes, supply chain management issues, and transportation issues. Further, Kari regularly advises on jurisdictionally-specific permitting, licensing, certification, and product-specific requirements for producers, processors and retailers (including online retailers) of food, including those applicable to CEA facilities. Kari also counsels clients on filing requirements for foreign investors under the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act and analogous state statutes.

In the renewable energy sector, Kari has experience in addressing real property and title issues arising in the acquisition, development and financing of wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects across the United States and also reviews and negotiates wind and solar leases on behalf of landowners.

Kari’s experience in the commercial real estate sector spans a variety of real estate properties, including the financing, leasing, development, and acquisition or sale of office buildings, warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers, condominiums, hotels, shopping centers, industrial facilities, and other commercial mixed-use properties.

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