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Cable, Langenbach, Kinerk & Bauer, LLP
1000 Second Avenue Building
Suite 3500
Seattle, WA 98104

Toll Free: 877-438-0766
Phone: 206-292-8800
Fax: 206-292-0494

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Edward R. Langenbach

Edward R. Langenbach

Seattle, Washington
877-438-0766 (Toll Free)

Read's practice focuses on real estate and business law. He advises real estate developers, commercial property owners and closely held businesses on a variety of issues, including financing, leasing, transactions and securities law issues. He also represents real estate clients in condemnation proceedings and lease disputes as well as business clients in shareholder litigation, valuation proceedings, partnership dissolutions and other complex business disputes.

Read enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking. He also spends time raising llamas and sheep in the San Juan Islands.


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
      • J.D. - 1967
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
      • B.A. - 1964

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Litigation Percentage 

  • 45% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Professional Highlights

  • Admitted to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court (1968), the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals
  • Real Estate and Business Law sections of the American Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association; speaker on various real estate law topics; named Super Lawyer (real estate top 40), Washington Law & Politics magazine
  • Dartmouth College Alumni Council, 1978-80
  • Lake Washington Shoreline Master Program Committee, 1974-75
  • City of Medina, Planning Commission, 1975-81; Board of Adjustment 1982-89 (Chair 1986-89) and 1997-2000; City Council, 1989-91
  • Board Member, Camp Nor'wester, 1997-present (President 1999-01)
  • Washington Board Member, Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, 1997-present
  • Board Member, Lopez Community Land Trust, 2004-2010 (Board Chair 2005-2010)
  • Board Member, Sea Doc Society 2008-present