Alan W. Schulkin - Of Counsel, Seattle

Alan W. Schulkin

Of Counsel | Seattle

Practice Overview

After almost 30 years as both an in-house bank lawyer and with his own firm practicing banking law, Alan joined the Financial Services practice at Stokes Lawrence. Alan represents financial institutions in all aspects of commercial lending, including unique experience representing banks in tax-exempt bond financing.

Areas in which he assists clients include:

  • Middle-market commercial lending (lines of credit, term loans, letter of credit facilities, asset-based facilities)
  • Real estate lending (construction loans, term loans)
  • Small business
  • Private banking
  • Affordable housing/community development lending
  • Municipal lending
  • Tax-exempt financing
    • industrial revenue bonds
    • housing bonds
    • 501(c)(3) bonds
    • health care facility bonds


  • Washington
  • Oregon


  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D. Hastings Law Journal, Order of the Coif (1980)
  • University of Washington, B.A., Journalism, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1977)

Recognition & Honors

  • Inaugural "Friend of Housing" award winner, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
  • Dr. Richard Czajkowski Service Award recipient, Bloodworks Northwest

Professional & Community Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1980 – present
  • King County Bar Association, 1980 – present
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2004 – present
  • American Bar Association, 1980 – 2014
  • Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Bloodworks Northwest
  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA

Background & Interests

Alan played freshman basketball for the University of Washington and participated for many years in Bloodworks Northwest’s “Swim for Life,” swimming the 2.5-mile route across Lake Washington several of those years. In his free time, he plays with his grandchildren at every opportunity.