Serving the legal needs of small businesses
in the Puget Sound area and on the Oregon Coast
from Olympia, Washington to Manzanita, Oregon
INNOVATIVE LEGAL ADVICE
Practice emphasis on all forms of Business Transactions in real estate land use and development, corporate formation, reorganization, mergers and acquisition and succession planning for family businesses.
Business Transactions / Real Estate Development and Land Use / Corporations/ Banking and Lending solutions for small business/ Estate Planning/ Succession Planning for Small Family Businesses
THE LAW FIRM
Sarah Smyth McIntosh is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon. In 1986 she established the firm that has evolved into Smyth McIntosh in Olympia, Washington, and its branch office, Law Manzanita, in Manzanita, Oregon.
Practice Emphasis. The firm’s practice emphasis is on real estate, land use, banking, corporate, business, and environmental and natural resource law.
Business Experience. Sarah also has extensive business experience, as a leading developer of industrial waterfront properties into mixed use projects in the historic West Bay area of Olympia. Having seen both sides – borrower from a regional bank, legal counsel for a community bank – Sarah is particularly skilled at understanding and meeting the banking, property and related needs of her clients. Sarah has represented a variety of Washington businesses in the Puget Sound area, including two major forest products industries, Delson Lumber and Hardel Mutual Plywood Corporation.
Real Estate Development Experience. The firm also has been active in the development of every major land use plan and regulation that affects urban waterfront revitalization in Olympia’s Budd Inlet.Sarah has been active in Olympia community organizations, such as the American Red Cross chapter’s board of directors, the local YWCA board, and the Olympia Chamber of Commerce board. She has served on the Washington State Bar Association International Law Section Board and was among a group of freeholders elected in 1989 to draft a city-county charter.
Oregon Branch Office. In Oregon, Sarah provides counsel to members of the business and real estate community in Manzanita and North Tillamook County, in addition to addressing the estate planning needs for those who have retired to the area. Sarah served on the board of the Manzanita Business Alliance and active in the North Tillamook Rotary Club.