Garvey Schubert Barer

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1191 Second Avenue,
18th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101-2939, United States
Phone: 206.464.3939
Fax: 206.464.0125
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Alaska
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 8th, 2017

This week’s update features a number of traditional “distributor” stories and updates on short-term rentals. We elected not to include a story involving the much-publicized leadership changes at Expedia (and Uber) as I’m sure…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 25th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 25, 2017 is below. This week’s Update once again shows that August shaped up to be a relatively quiet month in the distribution world…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

China Introduces a New Class of Non-Truck-Owning-Carriers to Reduce Logistics Cost and Improve Efficiency

In line with PRC’s 13th Five-Year-Plan and “Internet+” initiative, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) launched the Non-Truck-Owning-Carrier program as a one-year pilot beginning December 2016. The goal of the program is to…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Department of Homeland Security Will Require In-Person Interviews at Local USCIS Field Offices for Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence Applicants Beginning October 1, 2017

On August 28, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agency responsible for adjudicating immigration benefits, announced that it will begin expanding the in-person…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Washington Redskins Win Their Trademark Battle in Overtime

Simon Tam of the Asian rock band, The Slants, probably was not envisioning an 8-year-long legal battle when he chose the group’s name. Slant is known as a racial slur for Asians. Tam hoped to strip the term of its derogatory…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Recent Verdict Strengthens the Growing Need for Websites to Increase Accessibility to Disabled Individuals

A recent case in federal district court in Florida foreshadows the beginning of an expanded reach of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a whole, the Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

The Estate of George H. Bartell et. al. v. Commissioner – IRS Issues an Action on Decision – Was It Too Good to Be True? The IRS Thinks So!

As reported on March 8, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court issued a taxpayer-friendly decision in Estate of George H. Bartell, et. al. v. Commissioner, 147 TC 5 (June 10, 2016). The ruling seemed too good to be true. I advised readers to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 18th, 2017

This week’s Update for the week ending August, 18, 2017 is below. Short-term rental regulation is featured prominently in this week’s Update..…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 11th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 11, 2017 (where has summer gone) is below. Compared to recent weeks, this past week was relatively quiet on the distribution front..…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 4th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 4, 2017 is below. An important update on the status of rate parity in the EU leads things off in this week’s Update..…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 28th, 2017

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending July 28, 2017 is below. Two Expedia companies top this week’s Update..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 21st, 2017

Integration of Short-Term Rentals Continues [METASEARCH / SHORT-TERM RENTALS] - ("Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool," Skift Travel News, July 20, 2017) - In what was an otherwise…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Golly Gee—the U.S. Tax Court Ruled That the Cost of a Taxpayer's Microsoft Xbox 360 and a Nintendo Wii Used by His Children Did Not Constitute Ordinary and Necessary Business Expenses Deductible Under IRC § 162 or Amortizable Under IRC § 167—Who Knew?

In 2015, the U.S. Tax Court issued its ruling in the case of David W. Laudon v. Commissioner, TC Summary Option 2015-54 (2015). The case may not raise or even resolve any novel tax issues, but it reminds us of what is hopefully…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 14th, 2017

A number of updated and new stories in this week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending July 14, 2017. We hope you enjoy. Expedia’s MeetingMarket Now Speaks English [OTA/GROUP] ("Expedia extends…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 7th, 2017

CMA Seeks to Educate UK Hoteliers [PARITY] - ("Competition watchdog urges hotels to take advantage of demise of price parity," The Caterer - Latest Hospitality News, July 5, 2017) - If you recall, one of the key…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential
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