Teva F. Sempel (206) 607-4156 Assistant: Roz Weinberg (206) 607-4113

Commercial Litigation | Construction | Real Estate

A problem solver and innovator, Teva Sempel focuses his practice on guiding clients through high-stakes business and construction disputes. He represents clients at arbitration proceedings, in state and federal courts, and on appeal. He often litigates breach of contract and other business-related claims, including claims involving unfair trade practices, trade secrets, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty. He handles all aspects of construction law litigation, including claims related to pay applications, liens, change orders, public bids, delays, construction defects, and design errors. And he represents commercial property owners in unlawful detainer actions, shareholders/members in judicial dissolution actions, and businesses/individuals in lease disputes and receivership proceedings.

In additional to his civil litigation practice, Teva represents corporate clients in internal investigations, government investigations, and enforcement actions regarding business crimes and civil frauds, including healthcare, government contract, and financial institutions fraud. He defends individuals in cases involving allegations of public corruption, fraud, money laundering, structuring, and other financial crimes.

Teva also advises clients on a broad array of matters outside the courtroom. He negotiates construction contracts and commercial leases and helps clients navigate the complex regulatory world necessary for real estate and other land development.

Prior to his legal career, Teva served as a judicial intern with the Louisiana Supreme Court to the Honorable Justice Jeannette Knoll.

Education

  • JD, Loyola University School of Law New Orleans, cum laude, 2013
  • BA, University of Idaho, History, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • State of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • State of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honors

  • Named a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2020)
  • Named a Louisiana Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2018-2019)

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