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Rental Housing License And Inspection Program – Coming Soon To A City Near You

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 4/7/2021
The City of Burien established a Rental Housing Inspection Program in September 2019 which applies to apartments, duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes. Currently, single-family homes, condos, townhomes, short-term rentals, and others are exempt from the licensing and inspection requirements in the City of Burien. In the City of Burien, the rental license is managed by the… Read More

Private Condemnation: A Remedy For Landlocked Property And Access Problems

Washington State Litigation and Real Estate Law Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 4/5/2021
Eminent domain, generally speaking, is the power of the government to take private property without the private owner’s consent.  Under the U.S. Constitution, the government exercising this power must compensate the property owner for the fair market value of the property taken.  The U.S. Supreme Court has held that it is not a violation of… Read More

Be Careful When Transferring Real Property To Your LLC

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 3/31/2021
Real estate investors regularly purchase investment property in their name and transfer the property to a wholly owned LLC after closing the purchase. In this case, on purchase, the “insured” is a person for title insurance. What happens to title insurance once the investor transfers the property to their LLC? This question was addressed in… Read More

Beresford Booth Managing Partner Elected To Board Of Directors For Mountain Pacific Bank

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 3/24/2021
EDMONDS, WA, (March 22, 2021) – Edmonds-based full-service law firm Beresford Booth announced today that its managing partner, David C. Tingstad, was elected to the Board of Directors for Mountain Pacific Bank. “I am honored to serve on the Board for Mountain Pacific Bank,” said Tingstad. “I look forward to contributing to the management of an… Read More

Hammond v. The Everett Clinic And Shareholder Agreements

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 3/24/2021
In last week’s blog, I discussed restrictions on the transfer of shares in a shareholder agreement. This week, taking it a step further, I will discuss certain transfer restrictions discussed in a recent Washington Court of Appeals Case: Hammond v. Everett Clinic, PLLC, No. 80772-2-I, 2021 WL 961130 (Wn. App. Mar. 15, 2021). Case Dispute… Read More

Live-In Romance And Cohabitation Agreements. Plan Now, Worry Never.

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Walton L. Dabney | 3/23/2021
There are many personal reasons why people may wish to be in a live-in romantic situation without being married. But if you think you are avoiding the legal and property complications of marriage…  think again. Even though “common law marriage” is not a thing in Washington, there may be surprise shifts in money between you… Read More

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