Albert F. Schlotfeldt
Albert Schlotfeldt uses his in-depth knowledge of the construction, real estate, and commercial litigation fields to help clients navigate the complexities of the modern business environment. From complying with complex regulations to drawing up precise construction agreements, Albert is a firm believer in doing things right from the start. This proactive approach helps his clients avoid problems before they occur and develop successful, streamlined operations.

With more than 20 years of professional legal experience, Albert has built the bulk of his practice in the construction, commercial leasing and real estate fields. Among his specialties are public works and heavy industrial construction projects, in which he advises public entities, commercial contractors, developers, and individuals in all aspects of the construction process. Albert is also an accomplished litigator, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator, taking a personal, responsive approach when working with clients to determine the best strategy for their needs.

Albert's trial experience extends to his real estate practice. He represents clients in real-estate-related dispute resolution in Washington and Oregon state courts and before administrative agencies, in addition to routinely assisting clients in the areas of acquisitions and sales, development, leasing, and property management. He also regularly helps clients form business entities.

Representative Matters
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Breach of contract
  • Business formation
  • Commercial leasing
  • Construction agreements
  • Construction litigation
  • Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs)
  • Easements
  • General business disputes
  • Joint ventures
  • Lien disputes
  • Real estate disputes

Teaching and Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter at Oregon State Bar; Oregon & Washington Construction Law, and lien laws in Washington and Oregon
  • Continuing presenter at regional homeowner association meetings

Community Involvement
  • Graduate and board member, Leadership Clark County
  • Board member, the Responsible Growth Forum
  • Board member, Southwest Washington Contractors Association
  • Member, Building Industry Association of Clark County
  • Member, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Albert F. Schlotfeldt
Phone: 360-699-1201
Fax: 360-693-2911
Email: aschlotfeldt@dsw-law.com
Practice Areas Education
J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 1989
B.A. magna cum laude, University of Portland, 1986

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association: Litigation, Creditor Debtor, and Construction Law Sections
Oregon State Bar Association: Construction Law Section
Clark County Young Lawyers Association, past president
Building Industry Association of Clark County, past president
Building Industry Association of Washington, past state director
Clark County Realtors Association, member