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Covid-19 Update

Posted Friday, May 15, 2020 by Pivotal Law Group

King County and the city of Seattle announced a new public health directive Monday May 18th that strongly encourages everyone to cover their face with a cloth mask every time they go to the grocery store, ride the bus or enter any public building or…

New Hire Announcement

Posted Friday, May 8, 2020 by Pivotal Law Group

If you give our office a call you may notice a new voice welcoming you, We are pleased to announce that Alaura Sierra has joined our firm as our new receptionist, she will also be working directly under Kim Sandher as her new Legal Assistant. Alaura has…

May Message

Posted Friday, May 1, 2020 by Pivotal Law Group

As our state’s “Stay-at-home” order is set to run through May 31, 2020, and our state slowly starts to re-open county by county we have to remember to be mindful of one another. Now more than ever we must remain a community and continue to support each…


Posted Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Since roughly mid-March our state along with local cities and counties have put some rules in place to help small businesses continue to operate. Commercial Lease Although Commercial tenants in Washington are not protected by the state ban on residential…


Posted Friday, April 24, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Governor Inslee announced on April 24, 2020 that construction projects considered low-risk may resume if they do not require workers to be closer than six-feet and they can comply with the COVID-19 Safety Plan, which includes 30 minimum Phase 1…


Posted Friday, April 10, 2020 by Christopher L. Thayer

In Riley v. Valaer, the Court of Appeals, Division II (52687-5-II, April 7, 2020) recently addressed a concept in real estate law known as the “Liability Rule”, which arises in the context of an encroachment. In this case, the Rileys owned two lots (east…

How to Apply for Payment Protection Program (PPP)

Posted Friday, April 3, 2020 by Kim Sandher

As written in our previous PPP blog post, this Small Business Association (SBA) loan is available through the CARES Act. Below is an over view of how to apply. Find Eligible PPP Lenders Talk to your own bank/financial institution to see if it is…

COVID-19 Eviction Laws

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Kim Sandher

The City of Seattle issued an emergency order placing a moratorium on both residential and small business commercial evictions until May 3, 2020 (as modified by City Council). It requests the King County Sheriff not enforce writs of restitution and it…

COVID-19 SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) LOAN PROGRAM - CARES ACT

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Overview of COVID-19 CARES Act SBA Paycheck Protection Program

COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Overview of COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief for Small Businesses and Individuals

March Message - Stay Safe

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Kim Sandher

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges and change our daily way of life in unprecedented ways, we are here to advise you on how best to approach issues raised by this public health crisis. It is our goal to help you navigate not only through the…

Five Questions to Ask About Restaurant Leases

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 by Kim Sandher

1.Do You Have to Sign a Personal Guarantee? If you are a brand new business or have not done business with the landlord before, the landlord will most likely have you sign some form of personal guarantee in which you will be personally liable for…


Posted Friday, February 7, 2020 by Kim Sandher

At the end of last month, managing member, Christopher Thayer's wife, Feibi, gave birth to two adorable and healthy baby twins - one boy and one girl. As many of Chris' clients know, he was out on paternity leave for much of February, but has returned to…

February Message - Happy February

Posted Saturday, February 1, 2020 by Kim Sandher

February is a month for celebrating national African American history by honoring the contributions African Americans have made to the history of this country in their struggles for freedom and equality. February is also the month of love. We hope you…

Mike Larson Retirement Announcement

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Late last year, Mike Larson announced his plan to retire on October 31, 2019. By now, Mike’s clients should have received a letter from Mike announcing his retirement and introducing other attorneys at the firm who will continue to meet the needs of all…

Supreme Court Confirms General Contractors Have Duties to Provide a Safe Workplace for All

Posted Friday, January 10, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Case Law Update: Supreme Court Says General Contractors Have Duties to Provide a Safe Workplace for All

Five frequently asked questions about Starting Your Own Business

Posted Friday, January 3, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Five frequently asked questions about Starting Your Own Business

January Message - Happy New Year from Pivotal Law Group

Posted Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by Kim Sandher

Happy New Year from Pivotal Law Group

How to Register & License an LLC in Washington

Posted Friday, December 6, 2019 by Kim Sandher

This blog focuses on a new domestic LLC being set up, not a foreign one looking to do business in Washington.

Seattle's Commuter Ordinance

Posted Friday, November 1, 2019 by Kim Sandher

Seattle businesses with at least twenty employees must allow employee to make pre-tax deduction for transit and vanpool expenses per new commuter ordinance

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