Our General Practice
We have a long history of effectively serving non-tribal clients, including businesses, individuals and public interest groups, regarding a broad range of issues. The firm has done important work representing environmental protection interests before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Our business law practice involves forming corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities, and providing advice and representation in commercial transactions, landlord-tenant, employment, and other matters. We help vindicate the rights of our clients in the areas of employment, civil rights, personal injury, estate planning, environmental law and land use.
The firm engages in a wide range of general legal work for businesses, individuals, and public interest organizations, in areas involving environmental, water, minerals, fisheries, timber, commercial transactions, corporate, federal and state taxation, real estate, employment, civil rights, personal injury and estate planning. We have extensive experience in litigation, transactional matters and dispute resolution.
Our firm has expertise representing Indian tribes and environmental organizations before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. These cases have involved federal environmental statutes such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act, and Washington laws including the Shoreline Management Act and Washington Water Code.
We have extensive experience advising individuals regarding estate planning, and preparing wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health directives and related documents.
Our firm has represented both employers and employees in most aspects of employment law. This includes matters involving claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and minimum wage and overtime claims, as well as employment contracts, non-competition agreements, severance agreements, and employment policies and handbooks.
WASHINGTON WATER LAW
The firm has a long history of representing clients before state courts and administrative agencies in cases involving the Washington Water Code. Among our work for non-tribal organizations, we successfully represented the Okanogan Wilderness League in its effort to require irrigators in the Methow Valley to minimize wasteful irrigation practices and conserve Methow River water for junior appropriators and wildlife.
We have expertise advising and representing a wide variety of businesses from large corporations to sole proprietorships. We assist our business clients with a broad range of issues, including forming corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities, negotiation and drafting of agreements, resolution of disputes, commercial transactions, regulatory issues, taxation, real estate, landlord-tenant and creditors’ rights matters.