Ryan W. Sternoff is a Member at Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC, where he focuses his practice on representing owners, property managers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction and real estate matters.
Mr. Sternoff’s experience extends to representing clients in the drafting and negotiation of a wide array of construction and real estate contracts, and in representing clients in the prosecution and defense of claims in state and federal court, and private arbitration. He is admitted to practice in Washington State, and in the United States District Court, and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.
Mr. Sternoff has been named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine, for 10 consecutive years from 2010 to 2019.
J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2005
B.A., Political Science, with honors, University of San Diego, 2002
Represented general contractor on claim against owner for wrongful termination of a construction contract, before construction work had begun. Prevailed in private arbitration, and successfully collected the full amount the arbitrator’s award for lost profits on unperformed work, attorneys’ fees and costs.
Represented GC/CM challenging termination for convenience during preconstruction on $1.4 billion GC/CM public works project. Obtained injunctive relief precluding owner from procuring replacement GC/CM, resulting in significant settlement.
Representation of a large regional developer and homebuilder, as general outside counsel, on various transactional and litigation matters related to dozens of projects throughout Washington State.
Representation of a large regional commercial real estate firm in matters related commercial real estate property management.
Represented Condominium Owners’ Association against general contractor in arbitration involving seven-figure defect claims. Obtained significant settlement prior to arbitration.
Representation of a mechanical contractor in pursuit of claims for change orders on a public-school project. At arbitration, awarded damages for additional work and attorneys’ fees and costs.
Represented the seller in a $27 million corporate acquisition of a marina and real property located in Point Roberts, Washington.
Represented electrical subcontractor in the pursuit of delay claims and a construction lien claim against the general contractor and owner, relating to the construction of an international hotel chain in Bellingham, Washington. Significant settlement obtained at mediation.
Represented heavy civil contractor on design-build project in pursuing breach of contract and professional liability claims against its joint venture design partner. Multimillion-dollar settlement achieved before trial.