Smiley Law Group is happy to announce it has opened the doors to its new full-time office in the SODO Business District of Seattle, WA. Smiley Law Group becomes the first legal practice to establish a presence in the area, a traditionally industrial district, and is the only law firm in SODO focused on serving the construction industry. “We’re very excited about opening and serving the SODO community,” says Scott Smiley, founding partner of the firm. “The neighborhood has a great energy, and we’re looking forward to being part of the ongoing changes here.”

The community, in fact, has changed over the past ten years, transitioning from a pure industrial area to a new mixed community ushered in by the opening of the Starbucks Center, Quest Field and Safeco Field.

In furtherance of the firm’s commitment to the area, it has also joined the SODO Business Association, an organization serving the agenda of the 50,000 employees and 2,000 businesses within SODO.

“It’s a natural fit for Smiley Law Group,” says Doug S. Reiser, an attorney heading the firm’s new office. “Seattle has one of the country’s most prominent construction markets, and the center of that market is right here in SODO. This office is accessible to the construction industry and our clients.” Smiley Law Group was founded in post-Katrina New Orleans, and only recently expanded to Seattle. “Our roots are important,” says Scott Smiley, a New Orleans native. “We have some gut-wrenching background from the post-Katrina experience, which really cut this firm’s teeth. As we face the sub-prime concern here in Seattle, and a potential drop in construction numbers for the first time in years, our firm can bring real-world emergency experience to the table to deliver creative alternatives and results.”

“Aside from our unique experience and offerings, we think there is something really innovative about this new law office,” says Reiser. “Our firm focuses entirely on construction law, and we’re the first to come straight into SODO, the heart of Seattle’s construction market.” The 2000 square foot space is located at 3232 First Ave South, just steps away from the SODO Deli and A2T Graphics. The firm has construction lawyers practicing in New Orleans, LA and Seattle, WA. Our practice focuses on serving the construction industry and the parties involved with construction projects.

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