Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy,
Employment, Labor & Benefits,
Land Use, Planning & Zoning,
Litigation & Dispute Resolution,
Municipal Government & Public Finance,
Attorneys have worked in-house or have prior experience with governmental agencies that regulate the complex environment in which businesses operate. They focus on general business consulting; corporate finance; mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations; Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs); and emerging companies and venture capital.
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy:
The practice is national, with attorneys involved in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States. They have been lead counsel in successful Chapter 11 reorganizations involving regional and national clients in industries such as manufacturing, timber, fishing, real estate, and retailing.
Employment, Labor & Benefits:
Attorneys provide legal services, including adversarial proceedings/litigation; employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA; employment counseling; and labor relations.
Attorneys have experience with many industrial, commercial, and residential projects, including stadiums, hospitals, airport expansions, sewage treatment plants, and landfills. They obtain defensible permits and approvals, and have established relationships with regulatory agencies that are crucial when permitting a complex project. Attorneys have extensive litigation experience in various administrative forums, and in trials and appeals in state and federal courts.
Attorneys represent numerous large and small state and federally chartered commercial banks, credit unions, savings associations, savings banks, and local branches of foreign banks, as well as non-bank lenders. They have particular experience in general business services, loan structuring and documentation, regulatory compliance, debt restructuring and workouts, litigation, director representation, securities, new bank organization, mergers and acquisitions, and troubled institutions.
Attorneys represent providers, including hospitals, physician groups, health care service contractors, trade associations, nursing homes, and others. Particular experience includes governance and organization of public and private hospitals, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, structuring joint ventures, medical staff issues, licensing and accreditation, and state and federal tax and tax-exempt issues. They represent hospitals at each level of the certificate of need process and in the judicial review of planning decisions.
Attorneys’ practices embrace all aspects of U.S. and international patent, trademark, and copyright preparation, prosecution, litigation, licensing, and counseling in diverse fields of technology. Legal services include patent procurement; acquisition, transfer, and licensing of computer and telecommunications technology equipment; trademark and trade secret protection; and re-examination of an issued patent.
Attorneys support public pension funds and institutional investors with complex real estate and alternative investments, such as private equity, leveraged buyout funds, venture capital funds, and more. They represent money managers and investment professionals who provide investment services to institutional investors, helping them and fund staff to ensure compliance with investment policies and guidelines.
Land Use, Planning & Zoning:
Attorneys are experienced in site acquisition, due diligence, planning/zoning/subdivision regulation, commercial and mixed-use projects, residential plats and subdivisions, large public infrastructure projects, wastewater treatment, Growth Management Act compliance, shorelines and wetlands regulation, water quality and water resources, NEPA/SEPA compliance, and related litigation.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Attorneys resolve disputes before administrative tribunals, political boards, and trial and appellate courts in the state and federal systems. Litigators apply substantive experience from insurance policyholder law to antitrust/trade regulation, intellectual property law to real property law, construction law to defense of securities and consumer class actions as well as white collar defense and government investigations.
Municipal Government & Public Finance:
Attorneys provide services to states, counties, cities, school districts, housing authorities, public hospital districts, and other municipal entities throughout the Northwest. Bond counsel attorneys are nationally recognized and are well known to issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, and bond issuers. Attorneys have drafted numerous inter-local contracts, joint operating agreements, and other arrangements among governmental entities on a wide range of legal issues.
Attorneys represent developers, investors and owners, office buildings, corporate and industrial parks, landmarks and special projects, public/private projects, shopping malls, rail companies, hospitals/medical centers, hotels, destination resorts, golf course projects, sports stadiums, marinas, universities, multifamily projects, retirement facilities, and nursing homes. Services range from due diligence and acquisition, financing, tax planning, development, construction, insurance, property management, and leasing agreements through property disposition.