Terry L. Brink’s practice includes a broad range of real estate related legal services that are identified below in four (4) general categories:

Each of the general categories have sub-categories that identify in greater detail the more specific individual practice areas with the general categories.

Real Estate

Terry’s experience as a real estate broker, land developer, contractor and an attorney provides him with a unique broad base expertise in real estate.  Terry has represented builders, owners, sellers, purchasers, landlords, tenants, developers, realtors, title insurance companies and their insureds.  Terry has represented a wide variety of clients in many types of industrial, commercial and residential real estate transactions including real property purchases, sales, leasing, financing, and title insurance. He has also provided land use and zoning legal services for both developers and private property owners (see Land Use and Zoning section).
The following is a summary of some of the legal services that Terry provides with respect to his Real Estate Practice area:

Real Estate Practice:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Condemnation
  • Conditions, covenants and restrictions
  • Easements
  • Environmental conditions and impact statements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Land use planning
  • Leases and rental agreements
  • Platting and subdivision work
  • Purchase and sales agreements
  • Real estate and asset based financing
  • Title insurance
  • Water rights and transfers
  • Zoning hearings
  • Quiet Title actions

Land Use and Zoning

Terry L. Brink has been an experienced adviser and consultant to land owners and developers in Pierce and King Counties and is well versed in the intricacies of a variety of land use, zoning and permitting issues. Terry provides legal services for all aspects of development permitting and has routinely assisted clients in the successful realization of their visions for their properties.
The following is a summary of some of the legal services that Terry provides with respect to his Land Use and Zoning Practice area:

Land Use and Zoning Practice:

  • Amnesty permits (Pierce County)
  • Annexation and related agreements
  • Bulkhead permits
  • Compliance with all aspects of real property development under the Growth Management Act
  • Conditional use permits
  • Critical areas (e.g., wetlands, flood hazard areas, steep slopes, fish and wildlife habitat, geological hazards, shoreline management and other critical areas regulations)
  • Dock permits
  • Environmental remediation
  • Formal plats
  • Large lot plats
  • Non-conforming use permits
  • Planned development districts
  • Rezones, conditional use permits, variances, development agreements and other land use entitlements
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • Shoreline substantial development permits
  • Short plats
  • Variances
  • Water rights, transfers and other issues

Some of Terry’s Land Use Projects include the following:

  • Bisceglia Dock, Pierce County
  • Brink/Harrison Dock, Pierce County
  • Cornew Dock, City of Olympia
  • Jorgenson Dock, Pierce County
  • Parker Dock, Pierce County
  • Paul Dock, Pierce County
  • Stolle Dock, Kitsap County
  • Unger Dock, Pierce County
  • Ashton Village-35 dwelling units (City of Bonney Lake)
  • Ashton Woods-132 dwelling units (City of Bonney Lake)
  • Brink Ranch-146 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Brookfield Farms-273 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Carr Meadows-19 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Crossroads-168 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Daybreak-529 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • East Grove Cottages-61 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Emberwood-9 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Emerald Hollow-18 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Fairway Village-81 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Falachi Court-29 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Fieldstone-30 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Highland Ridge-88 dwelling units (City of Bonney Lake)
  • Lexington Heights-71 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Limerick Park-120 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Lipoma Communities-1,697 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Lipoma Firs North-1,274 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Melrose Station-84 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Nighthawk-11 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Ptarmigan Ridge-67 dwelling units (City of Bonney Lake)
  • Rainbow Skies-15 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Rhoades County Estates-8 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Ridgewood Park-12 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Roseview-55 dwelling units (City of Federal Way)
  • Royal Firs-62 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Shadowood-24 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Silverwood-71 dwelling units (City of Federal Way)
  • South Hill Estates-27 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Timberhawk-27 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Topping-147 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Westwind-18 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Wohlford Addition-20 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Woodbriar-87 dwelling units (Pierce County)
  • Woodland Meadows-20 dwelling units (Pierce County)


Terry L. Brink has a reputation for providing quality legal services during all phases of the construction process.  His clients range from owners, contractors, subcontractors, developers, surveyors, engineers, suppliers and other consultants.   Terry also has the unique experience of having been involved in the construction industry personally as a contractor, developer and a Lifetime Director of the Pierce County Master Builders’ Association.
The following is a summary of some of the legal services that Terry provides with respect to his Construction Practice area:

Construction Practice:

  • Breaches of contract
  • Change orders
  • Construction agreements
  • Construction claims
  • Construction delays
  • Cost overruns
  • Dispute resolution
  • Leasing agreements
  • Labor disputes
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Sales agreements

Inverse Condemnation/Eminent Domain

Terry L. Brink is experienced at representing land owners in both Inverse Condemnation and Eminent Domain actions.  He has enabled many land owners to obtain fair and comprehensive results.  Terry’s objectives are focused on proving the highest and best use of the property, complete payment of damages to the remainder portion of the property, and if applicable, planning for relocation and relocation expenses.
The following is a summary of some of the legal services that Terry provides with respect to his Condemnation and Eminent Domain Practice area:

Condemnation and Eminent Domain Practice:

  • Full payment for property rights to be taken by condemning agency
  • Full payment for diminution in value of remainder property, if applicable
  • Pre-condemnation land planning
  • Proof of Highest and Best Use of affected property
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses, if applicable
  • Settlement objective usually significantly exceeding initial offers