Welcome

Cook & Bartlett, PLLC, established in 1994, is located in Seattle's Fishermen's Terminal on the North end of Magnolia. Our firm assists individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, homeowners, and families with an array of legal matters. Please click on the links above to explore our areas of practice and learn about our attorneys and staff. 

 

Our office is located on the second floor of the Fishermen's Center Building (just above Chinook's restaurant).


Elevator access is located inside the entrance between Chinook's and The Bay Cafe.

If you are a borrower who is unable to afford your mortgage payment and you wish to avoid foreclosure, seeking a temporary or permanent loan modification, an agreement to conduct a short sale, a deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction, restructuring of your loan obligation, some other legal workout plan, and discussing other possible options with your lender may be options that are available to you.  Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you, and whether or not you contact a housing counselor or attorney, you may have the right to request a meeting with your lender.  If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following:

- The statewide FREE foreclosure counselors recommended by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission: Toll Free (1-877-894-HOME) (1-877-894-4663) http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm

- United Stated Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll Free (1-800-569-4287) Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=dfc

-The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assitance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Toll Free (1-800-606-4819) http://nwjustice.org/what-clear

Financial documents that borrowers should collect and be prepared to present to their lender or their authorized agent when discussing options for avoiding foreclosure: current and future income, debts and obligations, and tax returns for the past two years.