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 - Nov. 10th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending November 10, 2017 is below. Senator Kobuchar’s recent request for an DOJ and FTC investigation into OTAs’ purportedly anti-competitive practices leads this week’s…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Navigating Disruptive Climates Hosted by Washington Hospitality Association

Navigating Disruptive Climates, hosted by Washington Hospitality Association, was held on October 22-24, 2017 at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington. My presentation at the conference, "The War Rages: Hotels vs…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Nov. 3rd, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending, Friday, November 3, is below. The week’s update features a variety of stories, including a potentially landmark purchase by Airbnb…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 27th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending October 27, 2017 is below. This week's Update includes a number of substantive stories on OTAs, particularly, European authorities’ renewed interest in OTAs’…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 20th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending October 20, 2017 is below. Short-term rentals feature prominently is this week’s Update..…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Owner Beware: Changes Coming for Recognizing Revenue under Online Travel Agency (OTA) Contracts

Revenue is an important indicator of a hotel property’s financial health. It is used to analyze and interpret financial results using key industry operating metrics ( i.e., average daily rate [ADR] and revenue per available room…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Transportation

Updated Form I-765 Allows Applicant to Request Social Security Number Without Having to File Separate Request with the Social Security Administration

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-765, the application used to apply for an employment authorization document (or “EAD” card). Based on a new…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 13th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending Friday, October 13, is below. This week’s Update features stories on short-term rentals (or should I say hotels?), OTAs and loyalty. I hope you enjoy…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Oct. 6th, 2017

This week’s short OTA Update for the week ending Friday, October 6 is below. Distribution, loyalty and short-term rentals are featured in this week’s Update..…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

While Neither the Carbonation nor the Sweet Syrup Has Been Removed From Soda Pop in Illinois’ Cook County, the Local Tax Imposed on the Sweet Drink Has Gone Flat!

In November 2016, the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, Illinois, passed (by a slim margin of one vote) the Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance (“Soda Tax”). It imposed a tax at the rate of one-cent-per-ounce for all sweetened…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 29th, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending September 29, 2017 is below. This week’s Update is a lengthy one and contains a number of stories that, although not directly associated with distribution, I found…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

Is a Cannabis Lease Void as an Illegal Contract?

A fundamental rule of contract law is that “illegal” contracts are not enforceable. But what constitutes an “illegal contract”? Generally speaking, an illegal contract is one where the performance of the contract results in an…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 22nd, 2017

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending September 22, 2017 is below. This week’s Update features a wide variety of stories on distribution, short-term rentals and loyalty programs…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions by October 3

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services indicated during a September 27, 2017, call with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it is on track to resume offering its Premium Processing service on or…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Medical Cannabis May Lose Protection in Upcoming Spending Bill

All eyes in the medical cannabis industry are watching a December deadline faced by Congress. A short-term funding deal signed into law on September 8 by President Donald Trump not only kept the government running, it also…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Health
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