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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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John G. Bauer

John G. Bauer

Managing Partner since 1996
Seattle, Washington
877-438-0766 (Toll Free)

With more than 30 years of experience practicing law, John understands the many facets of a business transaction. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of corporate, contract and real estate law and commercial transactions. He regularly advises closely held businesses regarding their corporate, financial, LLC and partnership planning, as well as employment matters. John’s background includes frequent representation of real estate developers and professionals, as well as property buyers and sellers, in commercial and residential real estate transactions. John also has extensive experience in the financing of small businesses and development projects, including representing borrowers and lenders and raising private capital while navigating through the securities laws.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Washington State Bar since 1980
  • Frequently presents various real estate topics at continuing legal education seminars
  • Serves as an arbitrator for real estate and commercial disputes
  • Acts as Managing Partner of Cable, Langenbach, Kinerk and Bauer since 1996

John was raised in California and attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He moved to Seattle in 1980 and has been married to his wife, Janet, since 1986. They have four children, Anna Bacho and Willie, Molly and Lucy Bauer. In his free time, John is an avid tennis player, golfer and skier.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Contract and Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Transactions

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1980


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • A.B. cum laude - 1976
    • Honors: Highest Honors
    • Major: History


  • The Commerce Bank, Main Branch, Seattle, Washington


  • Real Estate Topics, Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member