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BELLEVUE, Wash. (June 8, 2016) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Kristine R. Wilson has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Bellevue office. Kris succeeds Mark Quehrn, who served in the role since 2003. Perkins Coie’s Bellevue office opened in 1983.

“Kris’ high level of counsel to her clients mirrors her high level of commitment to the firm and the Puget Sound community,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “Perkins Coie has a deeply rooted history in the Northwest that parallels the growth and strength of the region. Kris superbly exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit found in the firm and the region, which is appreciated by her peers and recognized in her new leadership role as head of our Bellevue office.”

Kris’ law practice focuses on land use, environmental, real estate and energy law. She helps clients evaluate, negotiate, obtain and defend the regulatory approvals and agreements necessary to acquire, develop and use of real property. She has nearly 20 years of experience working on land use and public policy matters in Washington State. Kris is also an active community volunteer, currently serving on the boards of YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northwest and Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. She earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the Seattle University School of Law and received her B.A. (summa cum laude) from Seattle Pacific University.

Perkins Coie’s Bellevue attorneys serve private and public sector clients with interests that include energy, utilities, technology, retail sales, real estate, general business, education and trust and estate planning. Attorney areas of expertise include business, technology, intellectual property, real estate, land use, energy, environmental, water resources, labor, school districts, products liability, personal planning and all aspects of commercial litigation.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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