Land use and real estate lawyer Kristine (Kris) Wilson guides developers in a range of projects, from large-scale, mixed-use, high-density urban retail centers to energy projects in remote rural areas and coastline zones. Whether managing the demands of transit-oriented projects and landmark renovations, negotiating high-profile, public-private partnership (PPP) agreements or managing environmental due diligence, Kris leverages her local and federal government experience and network of regulatory agency and consultant relationships to support strategic, efficient and successful project development.
Her project portfolio includes nationally prominent lifestyle retail centers, such as the nearly 3-million square foot Lincoln Square complex in Bellevue, sports stadiums and arenas, historic preservation and renovations, port terminal LNG projects and educational, office, healthcare and industrial campus facilities.
Before joining Perkins Coie, LLP in 2002, Kris worked for nearly 5 years for the Metropolitan King County Council, providing legislative advice regarding growth management, budget, transportation, and utilities policies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English/Political Science) from Seattle Pacific University in 1996 and with a law degree from Seattle University in 2002.
Kris serves on the board of directors of YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and is active in leadership in Urban Land Institute as co-chair of ULI Northwest Women’s Leadership Initiative and vice chair of the national Public Development and Infrastructure Product Council. She and her husband live in Seattle with their two daughters and enjoy taking in urban and natural environs while walking, hiking, kayaking, and boating.