Douglas D. Shaftel

Douglas D. Shaftel

Associate
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-337-9248
Fax:
612-337-9310
Email:

Doug Shaftel is an associate at Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, and practices in the areas of real estate, eminent domain, and environmental law.

Prior to joining Kennedy & Graven, Doug worked for over seven years as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Washington State Department of Transportation on eminent domain, environmental, land use and real estate matters.  On behalf of public entities, he has litigated dozens of real property disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including complex condemnation actions, challenges to land use decisions and construction claims.

As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Pierce County, the second-most populous county in Washington State, Doug acted as lead counsel to both the county sewer utility and road design divisions, which he advised on an array of real estate and public contracting issues.

Doug's environmental experience includes representing telecommunications, energy and public clients in disputes over costs of soil and groundwater remediation work.  He has also overseen the performance of Phase I and II environmental assessments related to real property conveyance.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Doug enjoys a variety of winter activities, including cross-country and downhill skiing.  In the summer, he keeps active by swimming, running and biking.  Doug lives in Richfield with his wife, Mya, and daughter, Corahl.

Doug has this to say about his practice:

I take pride in providing public sector clients the quality representation necessary to achieve their important missions. At Kennedy & Graven, I am able to do so by collaborating with attorneys who have exceptional knowledge and experience in their respective areas of practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Pierce County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2012 - 2013
  • Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 2005 - 2012
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Associate, 2002 - 2005

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit