Russel Robertson

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Washington, USA
    Local Time: Tuesday 04:57

Practice Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Business and Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and ...
  • Securities and Finance
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Russ focuses on assisting privately held businesses and entrepreneurs with their business and transactional needs, including advising on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; mergers and acquisitions; and a wide range of commercial agreements and strategic partnerships. Russ also assists his clients with entity structuring, organizational planning, and debt and equity financing transactions. Prior to re-joining Schwabe, Russ served as General Counsel to a private equity firm investing in, and developing, single, multi-family, and commercial real estate projects in Puget Sound and Portland regions.  

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Courts


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1998)
  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude (2004)

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Litigation
  • Securities and Finance


Additional Articles
  • The Lender’s Role in the PPP Loan Review Process
  • What to Know About PPP Appeals and Next Steps (updated 02/24/2022)
  • Asking for Forgiveness: Further Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and Guidance (Updated 08/12/2021)
  • First Draw Loans at or Over $2 million—SBA Discontinues Use of Necessity Questionnaires and What Is Next
  • First Draw PPP Loans $2 Million and Up and the PPP Necessity Questionnaires 
  • What to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program, Round Two – First Draw PPP Loans (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • 10 Things to Know about Second Draw PPP Loans as Updated for the Economic Aid Act and the ARP Act (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • PPP Ineligibility Update: Businesses Ineligible for First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loans (Updated 4/8/2021)
  • Why You May Want to Wait to File for PPP Loan Forgiveness and Other Tips (Updated 3/25/2021)
  • American Rescue Plan Act: Changes to Paycheck Protection Program, Certain Tax and ERISA Provisions, and Other Small Business Relief
  • PPP: Changes by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Updated Key Considerations for PPP Documentation under the Economic Aid Act
  • Initial Takeaways and Agency Guidance for the Latest PPP Updates
  • Grounds for SBA Review, the SBA Loan Review Process, and Borrower Items
  • Highlights of PPP Loan Items in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Updated 01/06/2021)
  • Ten Things to Know About the PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (Updated 12/30/2020)
  • Main Street Lending Program Overview for Nonprofits and For-Profit Businesses (updated 11/5/2020)
  • Tribal Entities and the Main Street Lending Program
  • Paycheck Protection Program Portal
  • CARES Act Questions for the Technology Industry 
  • CARES Act Questions for the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Industry
  • CARES Act Questions for the Real Estate and Construction Industry 
  • SBA Issues Additional PPP Rules on Effect of State and Local COVID-19 Orders and Other Items on Loan Forgiveness
  • What to Know for Businesses Completing the Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (Updated 6/25/2020)
  • SBA Offers Further Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Noteworthy Amendments to the PPPFA Interim Final Rules
  • Businesses Ineligible for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
  • CARES Act Resources
  • Long-Awaited Condo Reform Kicks In; Here's What Developers Need To Know
  • Restrictive Covenants: The Impact on Washington Condo Owners
  • Amazon & Whole Foods: The Next Evolution of the Modern Supermarket?

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