If you are a business owner, then you have certainly had employees handling some of your money or property before. It is a necessary part of being a business owner that you trust some of your business’s money to an employee, whether it is a clerk collecting money at the cash register or a high-level…

Every year, hard working Washington and Oregon business owners are involved in employment discrimination lawsuits and are not prepared to defend themselves in court, even though they may very well have been in the right all along. There are a wide range of types of discrimination lawsuits out there, including race, age, religion, ethnicity, gender,…

When someone thinks about business contracts, he likely conjures images of two people in suits sitting at a conference table and authoritatively signing page after page of official-looking documents with their business attorney watching from the sidelines. Many people don’t realize that dozens of everyday interactions are actually considered a form of contract, You need…

Just as your relationship with your business partners can seem like a professional marriage, the end of a business partnership can be something like a divorce. Some partnerships end with every jointly owned item prompting a near fight to the death, which resembles mutual destruction instead of a professional break. Other partnerships reflect mutual respect…

Non-economic damages are award to compensate you for harm to your quality of life. They’re not available for all claims, but they are recoverable for certain business claims that are characterized as torts. Only a nihilist or a tort-reform fanatic would posit that damages should be limited to what money one earns or doesn’t earn….

Just as people generally don’t get married with the expectation of getting a divorce, parties seldom enter into partnership agreements with the expectation of ending up in court. Regardless, however, disputes commonly arise in legal partnerships. A solid partnership agreement typically includes alternative dispute resolution and dissolution terms designed to guide partners through an unresolvable…

It’s not every day you see boilerplate legal agreements splashed across the headlines , but nondisclosure agreements (“NDAs”) have attracted a great deal of media attention recently. The scandals that have shifted our focus towards NDA enforcement have raised more than a few eyebrows, as well as novel questions of law. After all, how can…

When you’re trying to decide whether it’s time to dissolve a business partnership or not, the first step is to come up with the reasons why you feel you should. Are there any obvious incentives to dissolving the partnership now and striking out on your own or finding new partners to work with? One of…

Sometimes, our business endeavors don’t go our way. Sometimes, they open doors to new and exciting business possibilities. In either case, it’s often necessary to dissolve your business so you can move on, or go back to the drawing board. How exactly do you dissolve a business though, and when do you involve your Portland…

If you are going to start a business in Washington State, it is a big job. There are so many items to research and track of, which can get overwhelming fast. With a lawyer practiced in Seattle business strategies, however, the process can become much smoother. When do you hire a lawyer though, and what…