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Armand Resto-Spotts

Practice Areas
  • Land Use
  • Environmental & Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law


Armand Resto-Spotts is an attorney who focuses his practice on land use, real estate, and environmental law.  His experience includes representing developers and homeowners in local and state land use controls, including critical areas regulations, zoning, and permitting.  He has handled land use administrative appeals and litigation, primarily concerning the State Environmental Policy Act, and assisted clients in drafting and reviewing transactional and business documents, including entity formations, purchase and sale agreements, and service contracts. 
Before joining the firm, Armand advised municipal clients in Washington on open government laws and represented industrial and corporate clients in environmental compliance matters, including forest practices and hazardous waste liability and cleanup.

As a law student, he clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Natural Resources Division, assisting on environmental matters including state and federal hazardous waste law, the Endangered Species Act, water resource issues, and land use law. 
Armand is based in the firm’s Vancouver office and is admitted to the Washington State Bar.
Outside the office, Armand can always be found reading (and rereading) fiction, listening to classical music, swimming, analyzing baseball, or doing any of the same with his partner throughout the Portland area.

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Oregon, 2015
  • B.S., Oregon State University, 2012
  • Washington State Bar
  • Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court


Memberships & Activities

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Section

Awards and Honors


  • Armand Resto-Spotts & Michael Nesteroff, 2016 Legal Update, National Environmental Business Council, Seattle Chapter Luncheon (November, 2016)
  • Lori Ann Burd & Armand Resto-Spotts, The Keystone XL Pipeline: Improper Reliance on Weak Conservation Measures for Endangered Species Protection, 29 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG. 273 (2014)



  • "Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements," Boundaries and Easements Halfmoon Seminar, April 2019
  • Armand Resto-Spotts (Phillips Burgess Law), Port of Olympia: Public Records Training, October 2017

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