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Paige B. Spratt

Paige B. Spratt

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.

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Real world construction experience

Paige Spratt combines real world construction experience with legal know-how to help contractors find practical solutions to complex problems. Before attending law school, Paige earned a degree in Construction Management and worked as a construction manager for two large commercial contractors and the world’s largest aerospace company. As a result, she is able to understand and navigate the business realities her clients face on a daily basis.

Practical solutions and client ownership

Paige handles arbitrations and lawsuits for issues ranging from lien foreclosures, construction claims and public contracting to employment disputes and complex breach of contract claims. She strives to help her clients fully understand the litigation process and to present creative, practical solutions.

Clients also turn to Paige for transactional assistance. She focuses on achieving client goals and mitigating risk in construction contracts, purchase and sale agreements, services contracts, purchase orders and other legal documents. Paige is proactive in ensuring that her clients fully understand the contracting process and can take ownership of contract terms.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts 
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2011)
  • California State University, Chico, Bachelor of Science degree, Construction Management (2005)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Construction

  • Successfully defended a mid-sized residential contractor in a breach of contract dispute brought by the owner of multi-family construction project, who claimed more than $5.2 million in delay and construction defect damages (private arbitration, 2012).
  • Defended a general contractor in a lien foreclosure lawsuit brought by a large material supplier (Clark County, 2012).
  • Represented a general contractor in a lien matter, successfully obtaining payment for the full amount owed prior to filing suit.
  • Defended the owner of a large seafood facility in arbitration for breach of contract (private arbitration, 2015).

Real Estate

  • Negotiated purchase and sale agreement for nearly $3 million on behalf of a developer for the purchase of prime real estate located in Clark County, Washington.
  • Represent numerous entities in defending/enforcing easement and property rights.

Articles

  • Op-Ed: Drafting Fair and Reasonable Construction Subcontract Clauses
  • OP-ED: Washington State Agency Retracts Waiver Within Four Months
  • Enforcing Public Contracts against a Surety
  • OP-ED: Washington state agency taking advantage of federal waiver
  • OP-ED: The Importance of a Balanced Approach to Writing
  • Landowners Impacted by BPA's I-5 Corridor Project Have Rights
  • OP-ED: Washington’s Strict Compliance Standard is Now Stricter
  • Recent Supreme Court Opinion Serves as Call to Action for Contractors to Review Contract Notice Requirements

Seminar

  • How the Next Generation Will or Won’t Get Paid
  • Traps for the Unwary Vessel Owner and Claim Professional
  • Change Order Basics

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