Legal Resources

Legal Issues Surrounding Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental arrangements present a number of unique legal issues. Whether you are renting a room in your home for a little extra income on the side, or advising a startup client that is about to revolutionize... Continue Reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Fair Debt Collections Practices Act for Financial Institutions

On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that financial institutions do not become subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") because of their purchase and collection of defaulted loans. The... Continue Reading »

Oregon Passes a Comprehensive Receivership Code

On June 15, 2017, Oregon's Governor signed into law a comprehensive statutory framework for receiverships. Oregon receivership actions are currently governed almost exclusively by two short court rules and case... Continue Reading »

Important Changes Proposed to the Seattle Design Review Program - UPDATED

On June 8, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) released a draft proposal to make significant changes to the City's Design Review Program. The legislation includes broad changes to design... Continue Reading »

City of Seattle Moves Forward with Affordable Housing Zoning Changes

The City of Seattle has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for potential zoning changes to implement the City's Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program on a citywide basis. The City is... Continue Reading »

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