John L. Scott Real Estate announced the appointment of Erin J. Varriano as the company’s general counsel. In this role, she will oversee John L. Scott’s legal department, which provides day-to-day counsel at all levels of the business.

Varriano brings 13 years of experience to John L. Scott. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at the Seattle law firm Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC and a member of the real estate and commercial litigation practice groups. Prior to this role, she held various positions in law firms and as in-house legal counsel, leading tactical and strategic legal support in the real estate, construction and biochemical industries, has said the company.

“Erin Varriano is the perfect fit to fill the role of General Counsel because of her top-notch expertise and close alignment with John L. Scott’s corporate culture,” said Phil McBride, Chief Operating Officer at John L. Scott. “In this role on our leadership team, Erin will support the legal needs of our company and educate our associate brokers on the current legal landscape in the real estate industry.”

John L. Scott says Varriano will work closely with members of the leadership team on high-level legal decisions. As General Counsel, she will support the network of offices owned by John L. Scott in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

“I am honored to join the John L. Scott family as the new General Counsel,” Varriano said. “I see many opportunities to bring my collaborative approach to the business, supporting our top legal priorities.”

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