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…

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…

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…

In what seems to be a battle between old school and new technology, Seattle taxi drivers are engaged in business litigation with UberX, whose web app enables anyone with a car to offer paid driving services. According to a recent GeekWire article, the Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association acknowledges they have taken a financial…

There are dozens of policies, rules, and laws that govern employment in Washington State. Business owners have to know and abide by these laws to avoid business litigation issues from employees and to stay in compliance with state and federal regulations. It may take years for a business owner or an employee to become familiar…

In a striking example of a major internal dispute within an organization, police lieutenant Rachel Andrew filed a lawsuit against chief Mike Reese and captain of the North Precinct Chris Davis in Portland, Oregon. According to a recent article in the Portland Mercury, the federal civil rights lawsuit claims the two plaintiffs deliberately punished Andrew…

Our society is hungry for lawsuits. It seems some people seek out business litigations in Seattle purposely either for money or to prove a point. While any business can suffer, it is especially harmful to small businesses that don’t have the finances to pay lawyer fees, court costs, and settlements. There are, though, steps you…

In almost every serious civil action (lawsuit), there will be an exchange of documents and information within a few months of filing and service of summons. When you are involved – or about to be involved – in a case to protect your business interests, it is vital that you have your affairs in order….

When you have a product to sell online, it’s not difficult to find web hosting or software that enables you to quickly set up a shopping cart feature on your website. Before you add eCommerce to your website though, it’s important for you to know the security and privacy laws that your website will have…

Perhaps your business has been running smoothly for some time, or you have just discovered an opportunity that has too much potential to pass up. Whatever the cause, your company seems primed to grow. How though do you expand your business without risking the solid foundation you’ve worked so hard to create? A business attorney…