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
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - German coalition's plans for increased scrutiny of online platforms; Avvio introduces chatbot Dorothy; Airbnb's partnership with SiteMinder

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features a variety of stories – EU regulation, AI-powered chatbots, direct booking, connectivity and taxes…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation, Transportation

Resource for Doing Business in the United States – Installment #10 – Antitrust

Perhaps you have heard about some of the huge fines companies have faced after being charged with antitrust violations, such as Google’s $2.7 billion fine in June 2017, or the $26.7 million Euro judgment against one of…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part V: Changes to IRC §163(j) and the Business Interest Deduction Rules

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be...” or at least, if you insist on borrowing (and we understand the appeal), we are here to help you stay abreast of the new rules on deducting interest. BACKGROUND/PRIOR LAW - Interest on a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Airbnb announces first outside board member; California litigation against Airbnb not over yet; and Ctrip makes an appearance at World Economic Forum

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features a number of stories on Airbnb and its many recent announcements. There seems to be no end to the news coming out of Airbnb these days as it prepares for an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part IV: The IRC § 199A Deduction for Qualified Business Income—the Devil Is in the Details and the Definitions!

BACKGROUND - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) adopted a new 20% deduction for non-corporate taxpayers. It only applies to “qualified business income.” The deduction, sometimes called the “pass-through deduction,” is found…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Chinese and U.S. Courts Support Cross-Pacific Enforcement of Commercial Judgments

Businesses and entrepreneurs on both sides of the Pacific should be aware and celebrate that just as cross-border commerce is increasing, so, too, is international judicial recognition of commercial judgments, as evidenced by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Strong Demand Expected for FY2019 H-1B Filings: Employers Should Plan Now

U.S. employers who sponsor foreign workers for temporary H-1B work visas should start preparing now for the upcoming H-1B cap filing season commencing this year on Monday, April 2, 2018. Employers should start identifying those…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - California City Can Ban Short-Term Rentals; Airbnb Purges San Francisco Listings; Italian Regulators Penalize Online Travel Sites

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending January 19 is below. This week’s Update includes a heavy dose of short-term rental stories as well as details on Italian regulators’ recent efforts against…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Inspection of Personal Electronic Devices Conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers on the Rise

International travelers from and to the United States may increasingly encounter an inspection of personal electronic devices conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officers. The selection may be for a variety…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part III: IRC § 708 and the Partnership Termination Rules Have Changed

BACKGROUND/PRIOR LAW - PartnershipUnder IRC § 708(a), a partnership is considered as a continuing entity for income tax purposes unless it is terminated. Given the proliferation of state law entities taxed as partnerships…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - China shuts down Marriott's website & mobile app; Airbnb hits the jackpot in Las Vegas; Ctrip's Gourmet List adds OpenTable listings

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, January 12, is below. This week’s Update features stories predominantly on OTAs…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Airbnb avoids liability for lease violations; Short-lived successes at Room Key; Hopper makes the leap into hotel bookings

The first installment of our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for 2018 is below. A mix of stories in this week’s Update…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part II: IRC § 1031 and Tax Deferred Exchanges Take a Haircut

BACKGROUND - On February 21, 2014, then House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) issued a discussion draft of the “Tax Reform Act of 2014.” The proposed legislation spanned almost 1,000 pages and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Google linked to new allegations of collusive keyword practices; Argentina's distribution powerhouse, Despegar; OTAs under scrutiny by Finnish authorities

Happy New Year from Seattle... I hope all of you enjoyed the holidays. Our final, year-end OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending December 29, 2017 is below…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation
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