Bellingham and Whatcom County are full of nonprofit service opportunities, including one our firm regularly supports and on whose Board I currently serve: civil legal aid through LAW Advocates. I am frequently asked about nonprofit corporate board service and see issues arise when individuals don’t know what legal duties and responsibilities they have on a…
When a commercial tenant breaches their lease one too many times, the landlord may decide to terminate the lease and evict the tenant. Commercial evictions are very similar to residential evictions. The landlord must comply with the terms of the lease and the applicable law to evict the tenant. Before a landlord can evict a…
The Bellingham City Council is currently considering amending Bellingham’s landlord-tenant code to offer greater protections to residential tenants. The proposed amendments are in response to Bellingham’s extremely low rental vacancy rate and rising rents.
One of the biggest sources of confusion I see from businesses in Whatcom County is trying to figure out the difference between independent contractors and employees.
Many commercial loans contain what are called default interest provisions. The provisions call for the default rate to apply upon any default by the Borrower under the loan agreement.
Audits can be scary for businesses, given the mystery surrounding these audits and the complex laws and regulations these agencies enforce. There are a few tips businesses can follow to make an audit go more smoothly.
An LLC is a type of business entity that can shield the owners of the business from liabilities incurred by the business.
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