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 - Australian authorities confirm renewed interest in parity provisions; Singapore opens evaluation of OTAs; Expedia seeks to toss illegal scrapping suit

Australian Authorities Confirm Renewed Interest in Parity Provisions - ("Online Booking Clauses Still Cause for Concern for Australian Competition Authority," MLex, April 11, 2018) (subscription required) - Speaking at…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Maritime Liens and the Automatic Stay: Impact of the Ninth Circuit’s Barnes Decision

Can a Bankruptcy Court order the sale of a vessel “free and clear” of a seaman’s maritime lien for maintenance and cure under Bankruptcy Code § 363? According to the Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Maritime Law

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Price-fixing fines imposed against FlightCentre; Red Lion's unorthodox approach to loyalty; update on Microsoft's voice-activated device, Cortana

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 6, 2018 is below. A variety of stories are featured in this week’s Update, including an interesting follow up story on Red Lion’s somewhat unique (and hard…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part IX: Impact on M&A Transactions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) will significantly impact merger and acquisition (“M&A”) activity. Although billed as tax reform, the TCJA did not reform or simplify the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). Virtually none of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Brazilian antitrust authorities adopt narrow approach to rate parity; Group segment moves to online platforms; Priceline ends its bidding service for rental cars

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending March 30, 2018 is below. This week’s Update features a heavy dose of OTA updates…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Resources for Doing Business in the United States - Installment #11- Environmental Protection

Foreign clients investing in the U.S. know there are risks of litigation and conflict that they might not anticipate when conducting business at home. One area, however, that is usually a particularly rude surprise are the U.S…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial

The Tip Pooling Saga: What Employers Need to Know with Tip Pooling Being Legal Once Again

Just when it seemed that service charges were all the rage, tip pooling has reemerged to grab the headlines. Making the rounds from courts to agencies, and now Congress, the issue appears to have been settled by Congress that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Oregon’s Short-Term Rental Tax Expands its Reach

Oregon’s legislature has broadened Oregon’s tax on short-term room rentals (also called the transient lodging tax). The new law, Enrolled House Bill (EHB) 4120, expands the scope of persons who must collect and remit the tax and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Convention Center Tax Expands to Small Hotels/Motels and Short-Term Rentals

Washington lawmakers have decided that all types of lodging in King County should participate in funding the Washington State Convention Center. Since the advent of King County’s convention center tax in 1982, hotels and motels…more
 /  Taxation, Transportation, Real Estate - Commercial

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian Competition Authorities re-think "narrow" parity; Keyword prohibitions the subject of recent suit

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below. This week’s Update features a number of familiar stories…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VIII: Charitable and Tax-Exempt Organizations / Estate and Gift Taxes

Charitable organizations work hard to maintain exempt status. These organizations operate in a highly regulated landscape: In exchange for enjoying freedom from income taxes, they must comply with strict organizational and…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Ctrip's earnings slip following regulatory intervention; Booking.com continues its evolution; Airbnb embraces its distribution channel aspirations

This week’s abbreviated OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features stories on the biggest distribution players – Ctrip, Booking.com, and yes, Airbnb. Enjoy…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices subject to AU scrutiny; Denmark opens investigation into hotel booking market; Amazon and the travel industry; Costco's thriving travel business

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and is full of interesting stories. Enjoy…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - SwayPay seeks to simplify payment processing and Hotel Bonanza hits the 10,000 mark in hotel listings

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending March 2, 2018 is below. Nothing too remarkable in this week’s Oscar-shortened Update…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Transportation

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VII: Family Matters and Major Events in the Lives of Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) creates the need for tax planning with respect to several major life-changing activities individuals may encounter, including marriage, divorce, home ownership, casualty losses, medical…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Family Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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