Shane L. Yelish


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Shane Yelish works closely with contractors, developers, and other small businesses on a broad range of issues related to real estate development, business formation, construction, and dispute resolution. Providing creative solutions to solve complex problems, Shane also guides clients through complicated business and real estate transactions.

Shane values the opportunity to build long-term relationships with his clients, growing and adjusting his services as his clients’ business needs change. His extensive background in litigation gives him a valuable perspective in advising clients on transactional matters.

Originally from Gig Harbor, Shane has spent the majority of his life in Western Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2003 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration before completing his Juris Doctor at Seattle University School of Law in 2006. Before joining Reed Longyear, Shane practiced law in Pierce County.

Being a Puget Sound native, Shane takes advantage of all the region has to offer. Shane enjoys snow skiing, playing golf, salmon fishing and crabbing, and scuba diving in warm water.


Honors and Awards

  • Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2018 to 2021

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Associations

Representative Cases

  • Mattingly v. Palmer Ridge Homes LLC, 157 Wn. App. 376, 238 P.3d 505 (2010)
  • Duncan v. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Inc., 148 Wn. App 52, 199 P.3d 991 (2008)

Blog Posts

Real Estate Syndication Explained

In its most basic form, the real estate syndication is the solicitation and pooling of multiple investor’s money to acquire an existing asset or develop a new project and distribute the profits (or losses) to the investors and the syndicators. The person organizing and syndicating the Project is commonly referred to as the sponsor.  The […]

Buyer Beware: Seller Misrepresentation Claims in Washington State

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions most people engage in during their lifetime. Despite its significance, many people make the decision to purchase prior to hiring a professional home inspector to examine the current condition of the structure and property. This has been particularly true in the Puget Sound Region’s hot […]