Irene Leonard Resume

Telephone: (206) 723 - 9900

Summary of Qualifications:

More than eighteen years legal representation and business experience negotiating and implementing multi-million dollar real restate transactions; advising and managing extremely complex transactions; providing guidance and direction to senior level employees and managers.

Areas of Experience:



Law Office of Irene Leonard, (1992-1997). Clients included Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Continental Pacific, Inc., Penreal Advisors, Ltd., Gateway Associates, D. Garvey Corporation., First City Redwood, Inc. and Financial Engineering Inc. Services include:

First City Developments Corp., Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. (1983 - 1992). A diversified real estate development company, a subsidiary of First City Financial Corporation a firm with five billion dollars in assets with offices through out the United States and Canada.

Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Seattle, WA (1988 - 1992). Managing company legal affairs; negotiating and implementing real estate transactions, financing, partnerships, construction and all legal agreements; as well as overseeing and advising on multiple development projects; and closing deals. Board member for various subsidiaries.

Assistant Vice President, Seattle, WA (1986-1988), Vancouver, B.C. (1984-1986). Managing and underwriting loans, acquisitions, construction, leasing, limited partnership offerings, joint ventures and selling activities of various development projects on the West Coast.

Project Manager, Vancouver, B.C. (1983-1984) Managing and underwriting equity lending portfolio including $3 million and $5 million condominium projects.

Hean Wylie & Associates, Barristers & Solicitors, Burnaby, B.C. (1980-1983).

Attorney. Practicing real estate, corporate, commercial, wills and estate law serving up to fifteen clients per day in explosive housing market. Engaging in marketing activities with bankers and real estate brokers; and successfully reducing firm receivables.

Parks & Company, Barristers & Solicitors, Coquitlam, B.C. (1979-1980).

Articled Law Student. Successfully completed intern professional legal qualifications, including real estate, corporate and commercial matters.

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada.


LL.B. University of British Columbia Law School, B.C., Canada. 1979.
LL.B. is Canadian equivalent to United States JD.
Honors Economics: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.