Leslie A. Berkseth - Attorney, Seattle

Leslie A. Berkseth

Attorney | Seattle

Leslie is an associate in the Real Estate practice where she assists clients in all aspects of acquisition & disposition transactions involving commercial, industrial and agricultural real estate throughout the United States. She represents her clients in the preparation of purchase and sale contracts, property and legal due diligence, and preparation of transactional documents and development agreements. She works with lenders in real estate financing transactions, including property and legal due diligence and preparation of transactional documents. In addition, she represents landlord and tenant clients in commercial office and retail leasing transactions, including preparation of lease agreements and amendments and ancillary documentation.

In law school, Leslie was a student attorney for the Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic where she represented clients in prominent First Amendment-related litigation matters.


  • Washington


  • Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 2018, cum laude
  • University of Washington, B.A., Law, Societies and Justice, 2011, magna cum laude
    • Departmental Honors
    • Washington Scholar 
    • Dean's List
    • 2011 Ezra Stotland Award

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, NWLawyer, “Buying the Farm: A Due Diligence Primer When Buying or Selling Farming Operations and other Agribusinesses” (June 20, 2019)

Professional & Community Activities

  • CREW Seattle
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Background & Interests

Prior to joining Stokes Lawrence, Leslie was a real estate associate at K&L Gates LLP. A Spokane, Washington native, Leslie enjoys crafting, traveling, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her dog, Lizzie.