Welcome to our New Blog!

Welcome to our New Blog!

We’re particularly excited about relaunching this blog as it coincides with our updated website. In our Blog, we’ll share with you information about what we love to do most: Provide innovative solutions for your legal issues – and we’ll do th… Read More
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Now It's ALTA-NSPA Land Title Surveys—ALTA-ACSM Are No More - Make thumbnail smaller

What we previously referred to as an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey was, as of February 23, 2016, changed to an “ALTA/NSPS Land Survey”. In 2012, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (“ACSM”) merged into the National Society of Profess… Read More
Categories: Land Use, Real Estate
Legal Descriptions Are St…

Legal Descriptions Are Still King (or Queen—depending on your point of view)!

We recently encountered several situations involving the proposed sale of a residential property located in a subdivision where neither the parties nor their respective brokers had included a legal description of the property in the Real Estate Purc… Read More
Categories: Land Use, Real Estate

What type of liability insurance does your lease require?

Previously we discussed whether your real estate lease includes the most current property insurance requirements. Now let’s talk about the type of liability insurance coverage your lease requires and, depending on the language in your lease, whet… Read More
Categories: Real Estate

Understanding Your Lease Requirements for Property Insurance

When was the last time you reviewed the property insurance section in your lease? Yes, it sounds incredibly boring. But, it may be necessary – READ ON. In commercial real estate leasing, landlord and tenants frequently rely on forms they have used… Read More
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The Surprisingly High Cost of Future HVAC Repair/Replacement

If you have heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) equipment that was manufactured and installed after 2009 in your property, you aren’t going to have to consider the consequences of refrigerants used in your system (or what is in… Read More
Categories: Real Estate

'Shovel ready' land is vital to our growth

The economy is improving in Southwest Washington. And this is creating opportunities to create jobs through new real estate development. Many of the issues that impacted development both positively and negatively prior to the recession remain. This a… Read More
Categories: All Posts, Land Use

Getting Strategic with Government

Business-to-government interactions have become increasingly more complex. These complexities manifest themselves in a number of ways. Are you a real estate developer seeking land use or environmental permits to create jobs or provide housing for a c… Read More

New Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction

On January 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service announced a new simplified option for owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may also be able to use this option for calculating deductions for the business use of their homes. I… Read More
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Small Business Tax Incentives from New Year's Tax Deal

The tax bill passed by Congress on New Year’s day, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, provides some meaningful tax incentives for small businesses. The goal of these tax incentives is to continue economic growth by spurring innovation,… Read More
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