Legal Resources

Corporate Transparency Act Takes Effect

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act took effect and, among other things, requires most new entities to submit additional filings to federal regulators. Continue Reading »

Seattle Passes New Restrictions on Commercial Lease Guaranties

On December 12, the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill 120643 which will take effect later this month. The ordinance establishes new restrictions on commercial leases. Continue Reading »

Life of Certain Master Use Permits Extended to Six Years.

As of December 27, 2023, the life of certain Master Use Permits (MUPs) including design review approvals issued between September 2019 and December 31, 2026 are extended to six years. This is an increase from the... Continue Reading »

Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance in Effect

The new tree protection regulations reclassify trees by assigning them to a tier, based on their status as a "heritage tree," their size measured according to diameter at standard height ("DSH"), or other standards... Continue Reading »

Seattle Passes Changes to Industrial Zoning

Seattle's Office of Planning and Community Development passed long-anticipated legislation that changes the City's industrial zones (the "Legislation") and goes into effect on October 23. Continue Reading »

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