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Beware The Corporate Practice of Medicine

Washington State Business Law and Litigation Lawyer Babak Shamsi | 9/23/2021
Washington State provides that, generally, a business entity may not employ medical professionals to practice their licensed professions.  This Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) doctrine protects the relationship between medical doctors and patients.  The doctrine dates back to 1943, when the Washington Supreme Court ruled in State ex rel. Standard Optical Co. v. Superior Court, that only a person,… Read More

Litigation Paralegal

BeresfordBooth | 9/23/2021
Beresford Booth is a full-service law firm located in Edmonds with clients ranging from small start-up companies to families to growing businesses. We are seeking a full-time litigation paralegal with at least two (2) years of Superior Court and/or Federal Court experience. The position requires performance of substantive legal support work requiring sufficient knowledge of… Read More

Selling Investment Real Estate In Washington State? Consider a 1031 Exchange Into a DST (Delaware Statutory Trust)

Washington State Business & Real Estate Lawyer William O. Kessler | 9/22/2021
Real estate attracts investors for many reasons, including tax advantages. Upon sale of investment real property, you are subject to capital gains tax. However, you may delay payment of that tax by quickly purchasing new real estate (a “replacement” property) after the sale of the original property. Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code sets… Read More

Remedies For Failure To Contribute Capital

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 9/22/2021
Every business needs capital, so what happens when members form an LLC and promise to contribute capital but fail to follow through?  The breach of such a promise is foreseeable, so plan for it. Consider drafting provisions in an LLC Agreement that outline remedies when a member breaches their promise to contribute. Our discussion this… Read More

Biden’s Vaccination Plan, And What Employers Should Expect

Washington State Employment Law Lawyer Laura Y. Davis | 9/15/2021
Last week, President Biden announced his COVID-19 “Path Out of the Pandemic” action plan, which includes new requirements pertaining to vaccinations for employees of larger employers.  The President announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would be developing an emergency rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to do… Read More

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