David A. Upshaw

Of Counsel


Direct: 206-848-6754

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David Upshaw has over 30 years experience representing large institutional landlords in both the office and retail business sectors, with extensive experience in office and retail lease negotiations, lease restructuring, counseling and legal support for all aspects of commercial property ownership.  Additionally, Mr. Upshaw has extensive experience negotiating assignment and sublease consents, termination agreements, property management agreements, listing agreements, telecommunication agreements, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, vendor service agreements, lien subordination agreements, construction contracts, ground leases, and easement agreements.  He has advised clients on matters relating to lease interpretation, tenant disputes, lease enforcement, and related management and leasing issues. Mr. Upshaw has proven track record of leading teams in maximizing efficiency by streamlining forms and lease positions.


  • Undergraduate: Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Washington State and Illinois
  • Formerly Registered In House Counsel in California


Commercial Real Estate leasing, property management and related transactions.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented institutional landlord (privately held) in the negotiation of leases and related documents for its 52,000,000 square foot office and retail portfolio located in California, Chicago and New York City.
  • Represented institutional landlord (publicly traded) in the negotiation of leases and related documents for its 47,000,000 square foot office and retail West Coast portfolio (California, Portland and Seattle).
  • Negotiated master lease for installation of Tesla battery systems at 20 high-rise office buildings in Orange County, California.