Seattle, Washington Business Lawyers
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It is a common misconception that inventors and business people have, that as soon as an invention is granted a Patent from the USPTO, that interested tech companies will come knocking at the door looking to license your invention or buy the technology.
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As an approved United States District Court Rule 39 mediator, he has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases involving personal injury, professional negligence, products liability, real estate and commercial litigation, sexual abuse of minors, and insurance claims...
Prior to attending law school, Heather studied classical violin extensively, earning her undergraduate degree on a full-tuition music scholarship. As a result of this unique and unusual background, Heather truly understands, appreciates, and connects with the creative and entrepreneurial community that she serves. Heather credits the rigor and difficulty of her classical violin training with instilling discipline, attention to detail, and...
Her primary areas of practice include defense litigation, products liability, construction, insurance defense and coverage, broker and agency defense, and appellate advocacy....
Since joining GTH in 1982, Don’s practice...
Julie enjoys her practice because it offers her the opportunity to interact personally with her clients as she learns their life stories and collaborates with them to develop effective strategies for securing their future. She...
John was recognized as one of the 2017 Top 40 Young Lawyers by the American Bar Association.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) selected John as one of the select recipients of the 2016 Best Lawyers Under...
In addition, Stacia is particularly knowledgeable about the law governing premises liability (“slip and falls”), product liability (including contaminated food), worksite accidents, defective workmanship, defamation, criminal acts on business premises, the sale and service of alcohol, professional malpractice, and automobile accidents. Her clients have included...
He has considerable experience with fire claims and property losses involving product failure, electrical malfunction, or construction issues. He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to appeals.
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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