Pete Ramels

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Prior to his tenure at the Port of Seattle, Ramels served for more than 20 years as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor’s Office. His practice focused on real estate, land use, and general municipal law. He worked on a number of large projects with significant public benefits and economic development impact.

Among the many projects Ramels worked on were the acquisition of an 89,500-acre conservation easement, acquisition, and development of 42-miles of rail corridor in partnership with public and private entities for a regional trail, light rail, freight rail, and utilities, and redevelopment of property for market-rate housing, affordable housing, and retail businesses. Ramels also lead a team of lawyers handling the County’s real estate portfolio and representing the County’s transportation lines of business, including Metro Transit, the Marine Division, the Roads Division, and the King County International Airport.

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