Loni Hinton

Loni L. Hinton is an attorney in the Seattle office and practices with the firm’s Construction and Design group. Loni assists land owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and product manufacturers with risk management, contract drafting and negotiation, course of construction disputes, and construction defect claims.

As a fourth-generation property developer in Western Washington, Loni is keenly aware of the technical and market-driven challenges her clients face. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk and associate attorney at Heffernan Law Group PLLC. While in law school, Loni clerked at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit, Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit, and several other private real estate and land use law firms.

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Condominium Comeback? Bullish-Developers Must Consider the Liabilities Associated with the Resurgence of Condominium Developments

The condominium embodies a missing price point in Seattle’s real estate market. As a result, we have noticed an uptick in the number of developers seeking legal advice regarding the potential risks associated with condominiums. In my first article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I provide an update on Washington’s condominium laws, a summary … Continue Reading

Crumbling for Coverage?: Recent Ninth Circuit Opinion Relies on Washington Supreme Court’s Definition of “Collapse” in Declaratory Coverage Action

On May 9, 2018, in an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the proverbial London Bridge should be near collapse for an insured owner to successfully obtain insurance coverage for same.  In American Economy Insurance Co. v. CHL LLC, No. 16-35606, an owner appealed the district court’s decision in a declaratory coverage action regarding … Continue Reading