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We are Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC

Washington Lawyer Brandon Carroll
Brandon Carroll is a Partner at CBB Legal in Washington

Brandon Carroll • Partner

bcarroll@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1821

Brandon Carroll is a Partner at Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC, where he represents and advises clients on a wide range of real estate, construction, land use and business issues including acquisition/disposition, contracting, entitlement, development, leasing, business formation, commercial financing and related litigation. A native of Washington, Mr. Carroll has been continually recognized by his peers as a "Rising Star" in the Washington legal community, a designation reserved for only 2.5% of Washington attorneys. In addition, Mr. Carroll is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and a Small Business Administration approved Designated Attorney.

Prior to co-founding Carroll, Biddle & Bilanko, PLLC, Mr. Carroll was a Partner in the Seattle office of an 800+ attorney national commercial law firm. Mr. Carroll has also served as in-house counsel for one of the largest publicly traded real estate developers in the U.S.

Admissions
  • Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Oregon
Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section
  • WSBA Construction Section
Honors
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star Distinction (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)


Contact

bcarroll@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1821

Washington Lawyer Jeffrey Bilanko
Jeffrey Bilanko is a Partner at CBB Legal in Washington

Jeffrey Bilanko • Partner

jbilanko@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1496

Jeffrey Bilanko is a partner at Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC. He has extensive experience in litigating a variety of matters including commercial litigation and environmental matters in federal and state courts including all levels of the Washington Court of Appeals. His experience also includes professional liability defense (accountants, real estate brokers and agents, environmental engineers, and insurance brokers). Mr. Bilanko's commercial litigation practice focuses on representing corporations, officers and directors in complex commercial and product liability litigation. His litigation experience includes Washington Public Records Act claims as well as Condo Act and Homeowner Act claims. He also represents clients in class actions and unfair trade claims, including TCPA. His environmental practices focuses on defending clients in MTCA and CERCLA actions.

Before moving back to Washington in 2007, Mr. Bilanko practiced in California for six years. Mr. Bilanko is admitted to practice in Washington, California, and the District of Columbia.

Admissions
  • Washington
  • California
  • District of Columbia
Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Washington
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


Contact

jbilanko@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1496

Washington Lawyer Suki Kaplan
Suki Kaplan is an attorney at CBB Legal in Washington

Suki Kaplan • Attorney

skaplan@cbblegal.com

Suki Kaplan is an attorney at Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC. She represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation and appellate matters in federal and state courts in Washington. She has experience handling a wide range of cases, including commercial, contract, property damage, real estate, class action, insurance bad faith, Consumer Protection Act, Condo Act, landlord/tenant, and employment discrimination matters. In her practice, Suki works with clients to find unique and adaptive strategies to meet their litigation goals.

Prior to joining CBB, Suki’s practice focused primarily on maritime, insurance defense, and insurance coverage issues in federal and state courts in Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. In addition, she has experience in family and juvenile dependency areas of law, as a prior employee of the Juvenile Court in Seattle, a volunteer for the Washington Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and a pro bono attorney with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood legal clinics. Suki also served as a legal extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington, Terrorism and Violent Crimes Unit.

Suki has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and a B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Admissions
  • Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association


Contact

skaplan@cbblegal.com

Washington Lawyer Steffanie Fain
Steffanie Fain is an attorney at CBB Legal in Washington

Steffanie Fain • Attorney

sfain@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1526

Steffanie M. Fain is an attorney at Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC, and assists clients with a wide range of real estate, business transaction, employment, and litigation matters.

Her practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including drafting leases and purchase and sale agreements, forming entities and condominium/homeowner associations, and assisting with landlord-tenant and homeowner association issues. Steffanie also regularly provides advice to employers and employees regarding federal, state, and local leave laws and regulations, including Washington's Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, the Minimum Wage Act, and the federal Family Medical Leave Act, as well as discrimination, harassment, termination, and discipline issues. Steffanie assists cannabis clients with general business matters, including operations, licensing, and regulatory compliance in a complex and constantly evolving industry.

Additionally, Steffanie handles complex commercial, employment, and business litigation, including mechanics' liens, construction defect, directors and officers, professional liability, condominium/homeowner association, Consumer Protection Act, and breach of contract claims, at both the trial and appellate court levels.

Prior to joining Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC, Steffanie was a partner at an AmLaw 200 law firm with over 850+ attorneys.

Admissions
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Education
  • J.D. cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
  • BA Classical Civilization, cum laude, Macalester College
  • Certificate In Contract Design and Management, University of Washington
Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • MAMA Seattle
  • Washington Cannabusiness Association
Community Involvement
  • Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees (2015 – present)
    • President of the Board (2021 – present)
    • Chair of the Executive, Joint Conference, and Finance Committees (2021 – present)
  • Trillium Employment Services, Board of Directors (2010 – 2019)
Honors
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star distinction in the fields of General Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, and Business Litigation (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020)
  • Super Lawyers® Super Lawyer distinction in the field of Civil Litigation (2021)


Contact

sfain@cbblegal.com
  206-338-1526

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