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1420 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA 98111-1302, United States
Phone: 800.426.5801
Fax: 206.223.7107
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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Oregon
  • Washington
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

FinCEN Said to Be Reviewing Marijuana Guidance

We recently reported that the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) was retaining its Bank Secrecy Act marijuana guidance. Last week, a senior official in the Department of the Treasury indicated…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Choice of Entity Calculus Modified by Tax Reform in Light of the Qualified Business Income Deduction: IRC Section 199A

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed H.R. 1 into law, bringing sweeping changes to tax law. This new law was known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — that is, until a parliamentarian noticed that the bill needed to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Tax Reform and the HR Department: What You Need to Know Even If You Don’t Really Like Anything That Contains the Word TAX

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed into law H.R. 1 — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — a sweeping tax reform law that promises to entirely change the tax landscape. Because no description of tax is ever free from…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Impact of New Tax Provisions on M&A Deals

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed into law H.R. 1 — a sweeping tax reform law that changes the tax landscape for many M&A deals. Congress initially labeled the bill as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” but later removed that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Rule That Property Owner and General Contractor Are Not Indispensable Parties in a Lien Foreclosure Action Against the Surety of the Lien Release Bond

On January 18, 2018, the Washington Supreme Court has clarified any misunderstanding about the necessary parties in a mechanic’s lien foreclosure action when a lien release bond has been posted. In Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Construction Law

No Jurisdiction in Aviation Dispute Based on Online Manuals and Services Program

In the modern economy, courts must grapple increasingly with questions about whether an out-of-state company’s online presence and programs subject it to potential jurisdiction in states throughout the country. This risk is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Are Forum Selection Clauses in ERISA Plan Documents Enforceable?

On January 17, 2018, the United States Supreme Court allowed a Seventh Circuit decision to remain in effect that determined that a forum choice provision in an ERISA plan is enforceable, despite ERISA’s statement that suits “may…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

‘Don’t Panic’: Members of the Public Have Opportunity to Address Seattle Hotel Worker Rules

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has begun its rulemaking process for the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative, also known as Initiative 124. This Ordinance, in effect since December 2016, is primarily…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FinCEN Retaining Bank Secrecy Act Marijuana Guidance — At Least for Now

As we reported last week, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum on January 4 rescinding the seminal cannabis “Cole Memo” and other DOJ guidance involving cannabis. This has raised continuing issues and confusion for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Up in Smoke: Saying Goodbye to the Cole Memo

In what could hardly be characterized as a surprise, on January 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum (the “Sessions Memo”) that rescinds the seminal cannabis “Cole Memo” of August 29, 2013 and other…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Proposed Marijuana Farm Raises Scope of Oregon’s Right-to-Farm Law

A case in Yamhill County Circuit Court in McMinnville, Oregon pits two farms — a vineyard and a potential commercial marijuana grower — against each other, implicating the scope of Oregon’s Right to Farm law. At issue in Mahesh…more
 /  Agriculture

The Early Effects of Bristol-Myers Squibb on Aviation Product Liability Actions

Transportation Legal Update - As practitioners know, courts may exercise personal jurisdiction where the defendant is essentially “at home” in the jurisdiction (general jurisdiction), or where the suit arises out of or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Aircraft Owners

Transportation Legal Update - On December 20, the Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”), a $1.5 trillion tax package that cuts individual income tax rates for eight years and reduces top corporate tax rate…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Transportation

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Investigation Costs as a Remedial Action Under the Model Toxics Control Act But Restricts Recovery of Cleanup Costs

Construction and Environmental Legal Update - The Washington Supreme Court has affirmed in a unanimous ruling that the costs to test soil for hazardous substances qualify as a “remedial action” under the Washington Model…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Ring in the New Year With New Changes to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Law

Changes to Sick and Safe Time Law Passed by City Council: The Seattle City Council has passed amendments to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. As we previewed in another recent Legal Update, these amendments are…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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