Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele is the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Redmond, Washington office of Wong Fleming.  Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele is Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group. She is an avid litigator and has extensive experience in various areas of the law. In addition to litigation Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele focuses on complex technology transactions, complex real estate transactions.

Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele has represented many Fortune 500 companies in employment and racial discrimination matters. Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele has been representing large companies with respect to general liability, premises liability, and insurance defense for the past 15 years.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented large technology companies in negotiating and drafting cloud services agreements, managed services contracts, service level agreements and software licensing.
  • Handled Washington State’s retailer litigation for international insurance company involving core and tender premises and general liability matters.
  • Represented five of the largest school districts in Washington State handling their core and tender general and premises liability matters.
  • Successfully litigated multiple premises liability matters, which ultimately resulted in positive arbitrations.
  • Defending a multi-party general and premises liability matter involving vendors and employees. Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing three of the Plaintiffs.
  • Represented a major technology company and successfully defended against claims for racial discrimination.
  • Successfully defended and represented a private school against claims of wrongful termination.
  • Successfully negotiated workouts of defaulted loans for SBA backed loans with full principal payoffs.
  • Represented a real estate developer in the purchase and development of a mixed-use property as a public/private joint venture with the City of Tacoma.  Responsibilities included assistance in identifying and negotiating a construction loan for the project, permitting, and investor relations.  This was a $45,000,000 project.
  • Represented a real estate developer in the purchase, development and management of a large hotel and casino valued at $30,000,000, including assisting in the financing of the entire portfolio as well as investor relations and corporate management.  The hotel and casino are tenants in common and have a comprehensive TI agreement with respect to use of the property and taxation issues.
  • Represented a chain restaurant in negotiating a long-term lease with the local port authority.
  • Prepared and negotiated with a city and port on a sublease of a distressed property to be used in a targeted employment area for investment and job creation purposes.
  • Prepared and negotiated and implemented complex master lease for a Fortune 100 Financial Institution for their retail banking locations.
  • Negotiated and drafted anchor tenant leases for a major oil company.
  • Represented a non-profit foundation in the purchase of land from the City of Seattle.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Asset Recovery
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • General Liability
  • International
  • Real Estate
  • Technology Transactions
  • Trial, Insurance Defense and Coverage

ADMISSIONS

  • Washington
  • Idaho

PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

  • FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator
  • Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, NMSDC
  • Arbitrator Panel, King County Superior Court
  • Board Member, King County Sexual Assault Recovery Center
  • Chair of the Board, “Refugee Women’s Alliance”

LANGUAGES

  • Farsi
  • German

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Oklahoma City University, School of Law  (1998)
  • B.A., University of Washington (1995)