Articles from Pacific Northwest Law Group

Nov 14, 2017
The GDPR will replace the previous 1995 data protection directive and will govern how EU citizens’ personal data must be handled. This will not only affect companies that deal directly with EU citizens, it will also impact companies that deal with c
Jun 5, 2017
Due to potential changes in the tax code and existing liability benefits of choosing the correct business structure, we have had an increase in inquiries related to the structures of our clients’ businesses.
May 25, 2017
Protect your company from court costs, time and resource draining litigation, and expensive judgments! Pacific Northwest Law Group will be providing two seminars for companies that are interested in reducing their potential liability.
Feb 23, 2017
LLCs are a common and helpful tool for avoiding personal liability for owners without some of the burdens of incorporating. However, merely registering with the Secretary of State is not enough. LLCs need properly drafted documents, an asset protec
Dec 5, 2016
In the past, personal representatives were often left without access to a decedent’s digital assets. Now, when many (most?) assets are accessed digitally, this was of great concern for personal representatives needing information to settle an estate
Nov 23, 2016
Cyber insurance is one way that companies are reducing their potential losses if/when a cyber-attack occurs.
Sep 29, 2016
Succession planning for small businesses.
Aug 18, 2016
This article provides a brief overview of the main federal law governing email marketing.
Aug 10, 2016
Many of you use e-signatures as part of your daily life. Whether it be for personal or business use, the question remains: are they enforceable? This article attempts to answer that question and give a bit of background on e-signatures.
Jun 9, 2016
A brief introduction to some employee incentive choices that will help you get and keep great employees.
May 31, 2016
Being a personal representative is not an easy job. It requires a significant time commitment, some level of acumen in the areas of finance and record-keeping, and mediating between heirs or beneficiaries.
May 24, 2016
How the Small Business Administration can come to your rescue.
May 19, 2016
Many companies are applauding the enactment of a bill signed by President Obama on May 11, 2016, called the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This Act provides the victims of trade secret thefts the right to sue civilly in federal courts.
May 5, 2016
Companies that conduct business on an ongoing basis with another company often find it useful to have a Long Term Agreement (LTA) to govern the continuing transactions. Using an LTA, companies can set the framework that other and further agreements
Feb 18, 2016
Companies seeking to save money and avoid litigation are increasingly turning to the inclusion of mandatory arbitration provisions and class action waivers in their employee agreements.
Jan 28, 2016
While many business professionals are accustomed to negotiating a fair price, they are not always prepared to negotiate the other important issues in a commercial lease agreement. With that in mind, here are five issues to consider when negotiating
Jan 19, 2016
Washington's new Limited Liability Company Act is now effective. It is important that LLC Members and Managers and those doing business with LLCs understand the way the New Act changes the legal landscape for LLCs.
Jan 14, 2016
Many families are eager to obtain any tool that helps them avoid the probate process. Washington's Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act can help them do just that, at least in regard to real property.
Jan 12, 2016
In the case of Washington Federal v. Harvey, 340 P.3d 846, 2015 WL 114165 (2015), the Washington Supreme Court ruled that guarantors of secured, commercial loans remain liable for deficiency judgments even after a non-judicial foreclosure.
Dec 31, 2015
Washington does not enforce holographic wills drafted and executed in Washington State. In Washington, wills must be executed (signed by the testator) in the presence of two or more competent witnesses to be valid.
Dec 24, 2015
Pacific Northwest Law Group is prepared to assist you with all your estate planning needs. Your digital assets can be just as valuable as your non-digital assets, and should be carefully protected.
Dec 14, 2015
When an employee enters an organization they need to understand the rules so a clear social media policy is critical. Clients also now use social media extensively to learn more about the business they work with. As employers operate their own socia
Dec 3, 2015
A current, well-drafted estate plan can ensure that your loved ones will not be left wondering what you might have wanted after your death. Many of you likely already have an estate plan. However, if it has been more than five years since it was dr
Nov 24, 2015
As sales of CDs, DVDs, and packaged software continues to decrease, so does the sales tax collected due to these sales. Some local and state governments are trying to keep up with the changing technology by taxing online sales of digital media.
Nov 19, 2015
Under the Washington Limited Liability Companies Act and pursuant to many LLC operating agreements, members may lose membership rights under certain circumstances. This loss of rights is called dissociation.




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