Roy D. Pyatt

Roy D. Pyatt

Practice areas:

Phone: 360-816-2540 (WA)  |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2549
roy.pyatt@landerholm.com
“Legal matters don't exist in a vacuum. They can substantially impact my clients' lives and livelihoods.”

Roy Pyatt's practice focuses on real estate, landlord/tenant and construction matters. Industrious, idealistic and grounded in a practical understanding of the way the system works, Roy is devoted to helping clients find efficient solutions to their problems. Roy’s greatest professional satisfaction is helping clients navigate through complex matters in a manner that  resolves their concerns, whether the issues are solely internal or involve other people or entities. A common theme in his transactional practice is “what are the issues and how can they be resolved?”

Experience:

  • Roy joined Landerholm after finishing law school in 2008.
  • Prior to law school, Roy worked in the construction industry.

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon

Education:

  • BS, Weber State University, summa cum laude, 2005
  • JD, Gonzaga University School of Law, cum laude, 2008

Affiliations/memberships:

  • Affiliate Director, Clark County Association of Realtors
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Clark County Rental Association

Publications, Presentations & Awards:

  • "Landlording: Top 10 Ways to Get Sued," Clark County Rental Association 2018 Landlord Seminar, June 2, 2018
  • "The Perils of the ‘Love Letter’ and Protected Classes," Lunch and Learn Presentation for the Clark County Association of Realtors, April 26, 2018
  • "Tips for Selling and Acquiring Development Property," Presentation to the Clark County Association of Realtors, September 14, 2017
  • “The Habitability Obligations of Washington Landlords: A Primer for Real Estate Investors,” 2017 Landlord Seminar sponsored by the Clark County Rental Association, May 6, 2017
  • “Roadmap to the Practice of Law: Staying within the Broker Boundaries,” Continuing Education Seminar provided to Real Estate Brokers through Chicago Title/Fidelity National Title, February 16, 2017

  • “Knowns and Unknowns Regarding the Washington Testamentary Exception to the Subdivision Statute,” Presentation to the Vancouver Area Chapter of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington, February 1, 2017

  • “The Eviction Process,” Presentation to Clark County Rental Association, November 29, 2016

  • “Handling the Tenant Move Out,” Presentation to Clark County Rental Association, September 27, 2016

  • “Due Diligence: A Crash Course for Investors,” Vancouver Satellite Meeting for the Northwest Real Estate Investors Association, May 23, 2016

  • “Premises Liability: A Washington Overview for Investors,” Annual Landlord Seminar sponsored by the Clark County Rental Association, March 30, 2016

  • “Bonds, Liens & Litigation,” Seminar Provided for Southwest Washington Contractor’s Association, March 4, 2016

  • "Escrow & Title: Mistakes and Mishaps," Seminar training sponsored by the Columbia River NAPMW, December 5, 2015

  • “Common Pitfalls in Buying and Owning Investment Property," Landlord Seminar sponsored by the Clark County Rental Association, March 28, 2015

  • “Closings Gone Wrong:  Mistakes & Mishaps," Seminar training sponsored by the Columbia River NAPMW, October 18, 2014

  • “Broker Boundaries: Balancing the Authorized, but Unlicensed, Practice of Law," Presentation to the Clark County Association of Realtors, October 9, 2014

  • “Legal Tips for Acquiring, Owning and Limiting Liability for Investment Properties,” Landlord Seminar sponsored by Clark County Rental Association, May 31, 2014

  • “Getting Paid: What Every Contractor Must Know about Liens, Payment/Performance Bonds and Retention,” Seminar provided for Southwest Washington Contractor’s Association, May 15, 2014

  • “Key Financing Fundamentals of Purchasing and Selling Real Estate,” Presentation to Clark County Rental Association, January 28, 2014

  • “Using Inspection Contingencies to Recognize Repair Issues: A View from the Buyer’s Side; and Dealing with Earnest Money when Transactions Fail to Close,” Seminar sponsored by Windermere brokerage in Hood River, Oregon, January 16, 2014

  • “Taken to the Cleaners: Handling the Tenant Move Out & Landlord Premises Liability,” Presentation to Clark County Rental Association, November 26, 2013

  • “Viewing REPSAs through the Buyer’s Eyes: Inspection Contingencies and Integration Clauses,” Presentation to Clark County Association of Realtors, October 17, 2013

  • “Washington Construction Lien Law: What Every Contractor Needs to Know,” Seminar provided for Southwest Washington Contractors Association, June 7, 2012. To review feedback from this seminar, click here.

  • “Homeowners in Default: Legal Considerations for Loan Modifications, Foreclosures and Short Sales,” Ridgefield Community Education Class, February 28, 2012

  • “Property Tax Exemptions and Look-Back Periods,” Presentation to Clark County Association of Realtors, February 16, 2012

  • "Longstanding Legal Doctrines: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Short Sales--the Fruits of a Spoiled Economy," Presentation to RE/MAX Equity Group, March 30, 2011

  • “Love Thy Neighbor or Loathe Thy Neighbor: To whom doth the air and sunlight belong?” Presentation to Clark County Association of Realtors, October 2010

  • “Extending Your Easement to Subdivided Lots,” Article Published March 8, 2010

  • Runner-Up Best Oralist Award, Linden Cup Competition, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spring 2007

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