Lindsay K. Taft

Direct Dial: 206-529-3017
Ph: 206-287-9900
Fx: 206-287-9902

Lindsay K. Taft Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Minority, Woman, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification (M/W/DBE)
  • Commercial Litigation


Licensed In

Washington and Alaska


Practice Description

Lindsay, an associate with Ahlers & Cressman, joined the firm as a law clerk after her second year of law school and has remained with the firm ever since. Lindsay’s practice involves working with general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all aspects of day-to-day operation through contract disputes, including bid protests, contract drafting and review, lien and bond claims, REAs, contract claims, appeals, and small business procurement issues. She has represented clients before state and federal agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Small Business Administration, the United States Department of Transportation, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, as well as before various federal and state courts, arbitrators, and hearing officers.

Having also acquired substantial experience with state and federal small, minority, and women-owned business programs, Lindsay routinely counsels clients in aspects of formation (e.g., drafting corporate governance documents that comply with the WBE/MBE/DBE/8(a) program eligibility requirements), certification, and eligibility issues and appeals. Lindsay has successfully challenged and obtained reversals of negative agency findings with respect to eligibility, personal net worth, size, and NAICS code classification as well as defeated and successfully pursued size and status related bid protests.

For 2016 and 2017, Lindsay was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® magazine, an award limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.


Distinctions

  • Associate of the Year by Associated General Contractors of Washington (2017)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016 and 2017)

Publications

  • Content Editor and Co-Author, King County Bar Association Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Construction Law Chapter (2015-Present)
  • Swinging Deals – Should Crane Swing Agreements Cost Money?, NWLawyer (February 2015).
  • Construction Contract Draconian Notice Provisions— Is Prejudice Still The Issue?, (Part I and Part II), Washington State Bar News (2013)
  • Tower Cranes and Neighbors’ Air Rights—Should Contractors Pay?, Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Washington News (November 2012)
  • Nothing Natural About It: Still Searching for a Solution to the Chapter 11 Stamp Tax Exemption, 33 Seattle University Law Review 1349 (2010)
  • Frequent Blog Contributer—www.washingtonconstructionlaw.com

Professional Associations

  • Associated General Contractors of Washington, Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association (Construction Section)
  • Alaska State Bar Association (Public Contracts Section)
  • King County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Member
  • American Bar Association Construction Law Forum, Member
  • Office of Minority and Women’s’ Business Enterprises (OMWBE) Process Improvement Committee (2015)
  • Editor, Seattle University Law Review, 2009-2010
  • Externship, Office of the United States Trustee, 2009

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University, 2010
  • B.A. in Business Administration, University of Washington, 2006