Although variations on the definition of sustainability abound, one of the more common definitions comes from the 1987 Brundtland Report: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. In the business context, we often think of sustainability in terms of…

Community involvement is one of our core values at Northwest Business Law Group. Through our practice, we strive to serve our community’s entrepreneurs and businesses, both emerging and established. However, not every business or individual that needs legal guidance is able to get the help they need. Recognizing a gap in the availability of legal…

Portland and Seattle both rank in Walk Score’s top 10 cities with the best transit systems in the country, in the top 5 best bike cities by Bicycling Magazine, and in the top 3 most sustainable U.S. cities. Many employees in these cities are already inclined to use alternative methods of commuting, but how can…

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized its new BioPreferred product label. This is a voluntary program under which manufacturers and vendors of biobased products can apply to use the label on their products. The ultimate goal of the BioPreferred program is to decrease reliance on petroleum-based products. Programs like this certainly are commendable…

Passion coupled with a great idea is the foundation of a successful business. Armed with the desire to succeed and a winning idea, a company’s founders must protect their venture from the beginning. First and foremost, this means making sure that the company is legally set up in a way to foster success. State law…

It’s no accident that Northwest Business Law Group’s founders and staff ended up in the Pacific Northwest. This is a unique and special part of the country that we all feel provides us the atmosphere and opportunities to practice law consistent with our fundamental values of conservation and sustainability. As viewers nationwide will soon realize…