If an employer spends time, money and effort drafting and entering into arbitration agreements with its employees, the employer should maximize return on that investment. When creating an enforceable arbitration agreement, employers should consider provisions designed to maximize the company’s benefit and/or minimize the company’s liability and litigation expense. Arbitration agreements are a contract entered into by the parties; parties to a…Read the full article
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Limited liability companies have become ubiquitous in the United States and in many locations abroad, and are the preferred entity type for many individuals creating businesses or business partnerships. Among the most appealing characteristics of the traditional LLC is the ability to limit liability by separating personal assets from those of the business or partnership. In most cases, as long as LLC formalities are properly…Read the full article
Will your Washington Noncompete Agreements Be Enforceable in the Future? Representatives Introduce Litigation Aimed at Prohibiting Noncompete Agreements Most states, Washington included, recognize and enforce various noncompete agreements in employment contracts. A few states, most notably California, totally ban or prohibit noncompete agreements except in limited circumstances. Although noncompete agreements are currently enforceable under Washington law, this could change in the near future. Fueled by…Read the full article
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Congratulations to Shannon Sperry on being honored as a Woman of Influence by Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle! Officially formed as a non-profit corporation in 1986, the mission of Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle (CREW) is “to promote and advance business, networking, and leadership, for the success of women in commercial real estate.” Shannon will be honored at CREW’s April 9 luncheon where she will speak…Read the full article
Linda Kelley Ebberson, AAML Fellow, chaired and moderated the 21st Annual Family Law Conference of the American College of Matrimonial Lawyers (‘AAML’), Washington State Chapter, on March 27, 2015. The title of the conference was “Mastering Social Media and Harnessing Technology.” Lisa Ann Sharpe, AAML Fellow, spoke on the topic: “So Now You Have the Documents and Evidence, How Do You Manage It? Electronic File Sharing, Data…Read the full article
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is pleased to announce that Lori Rath has been named Principal, effective January 1, 2015. Lori’s practice focuses on estate and charitable planning, estate taxation, trust and probate administration, and trust and estate disputes. Her clients include multi-generational families, privately-held business owners, entrepreneurs, professional fiduciaries, and trust beneficiaries. In addition to chairing the firm’s Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate practice…Read the full article