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Bennett A. Taylor - Seattle, WA

1200 Fifth AvenueSuite 1550 Seattle, WA 98101 - 3146

Updated: 02/18/2024

Seattle Creditor/Debtor Lawyer

Overview

I represent community associations in the collection of delinquent assessments, bankruptcy matters, foreclosure and covenant enforcement actions, and provide other general legal counsel. Prior to representing community associations, I represented consumers and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings as well as other general real estate matters.

I attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 2008...

I represent community associations in the collection of delinquent assessments, bankruptcy matters, foreclosure and covenant enforcement actions, and provide other general legal counsel. Prior to representing community associations, I represented consumers and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings as well as other general real estate matters.

I attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 2008. While in law school, I worked as a judicial extern to Justice J.M. Johnson. I drafted the pre-hearing memorandum for City of Seattle v. Klein, 161 Wn.2d 554, 565, 166 P.3d 1149 (2007), responses to Motions to Modify Commissioner's Rulings, conducted legal research and drafted memoranda to assist in formulating judicial opinions.

I am originally from the Seattle area and enjoy spending my free time with my wife and two daughters.

About Bennett A. Taylor

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney Shareholder

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Creditor/Debtor 75%
  • Bankruptcy 15%
  • Real Property 10%

Litigation

  • 10%

Representative Cases

  • City of Seattle v. Klein 166 P. 3d 1149 (2007)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • King County Bar Association, 2010 - Present (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Community Associations Institute, 2013 - Present (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Washington State Bar Association, Bankruptcy, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2010 - 2012

Classes and Seminars

  • "Basic Collection Concepts for Community Associations", WSCAI, 2013
  • "Boundary Issues in Homeowners Associations: Beyond the Governing Documents", WSCAI, 2018
  • "Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership", WSCAI, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Community Association Institute, Volunteer Attorney, WSCAI – Education Committee, 2014 - Present

Past Positions

  • Philips Law Firm, Staff Attorney, July 1, 2010 - March 1, 2012
  • Weitz Law Firm PLLC, Associate Attorney, October 1, 2009 - June 1, 2010

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 2008
    J.D.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2004
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • “Show Me The Money: Finding and Obtaining Assets Through Supplemental Proceedings and Garnishments” , WSBA Litigation News, Volume 25, No.1, 2012
  • Boundary Issues: Associations and Owners Often Face Problems Involving Damage and Repairs that Straddle or Cross Boundary Lines, WSCAI Journal, January, 2018
  • Attorney-Client Privilege for Managers , WSCAI Journal, 2017
  • A View From The Box: What Serving As A Juror Taught Me About Trying A Case, NW Lawyer Magazine, 2015
  • What to Do When an Owner Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, WSCAI Journal, 2014

Office Information

Address

1200 Fifth AvenueSuite 1550 Seattle, WA 98101 - 3146

Fax

  • 206-858-6368

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed Saturday, Sunday, and court holidays

Achievements

Honors

  • Rising Star, 2018 - 2020

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