22 03, 2016

Mediation in Environmental Claims

If you believe you need to bring an environmental claim against another party or if you are facing an environmental claim, it is important to have Tacoma environmental law lawyers handling your case who will explore different alternative dispute resolution1 options whenever possible. One option that can save you time, money and energy is mediation. […]

17 03, 2016

How can a Trust Protect your VA Aid and Attendance While Protecting your Assets?

Statistics1 published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate that 70 percent of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. As people get older, meeting the costs associated with long-term care can be a conundrum, especially if they have not purchased long-term care insurance or have […]

15 03, 2016

The Home Affordable Modification Program can Often Stop Foreclosure

In response to the sub-prime mortgage crisis of the latter part of the last decade, the United States government instituted several programs to help homeowners and tightened regulatory controls on the mortgage industry. One the programs created was the Home Affordable Modification Program,1 often referred to as “HAMP.” The program encourages lenders to lower homeowners’ […]

11 03, 2016

Legal Claims for Hazardous Waste Disposal

Many companies produce waste as part of their operations and much of this waste is potentially hazardous to your health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports1 that companies produce an estimated 40 million tons of hazardous waste in the United States on an annual basis. This waste can cause illness, birth defects, and other serious […]

9 03, 2016

Environmental Nuisance Claims

If you own a company, it is always important to comply with any applicable environmental laws involving clean air, clean water, waste disposal, and more. However, you may still be surprised to find your operation facing a legal action for environmental wrongs. These claims are often based on allegations of environmental nuisance and the claims […]

4 03, 2016

Should I Hire an Attorney to Assist with my Residential Real Estate Closing?

Unlike in many other states, people who are buying or selling a home are not required to have an attorney present at a real estate closing. This is not to say, however, that it is not a good idea to have an attorney thoroughly review the transaction in which you are about to enter, especially […]

2 03, 2016

Obama Administration Establishes New Mitigation Policy in Form of “Net Benefit Goal”

The Obama Administration circulated a memorandum on Nov. 1, 2015 that directed designated federal agencies to modify existing policies to incorporate a “net benefit goal” to reduce the impact of utilizing natural resources. The revised approach was to be adopted by the EPA; Secretaries of Interior, Agriculture, and Defense; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

22 02, 2016

EPA Directed to Consider Expense of Regulation of New Pollution Sources

The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in earlier this year after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established national caps on the release of mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. In establishing the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), the agency weighed the health benefits of the new standards and concluded that the rule would […]

18 02, 2016

How Attorneys Can Protect Financially Distressed Homeowners from Mortgage Modification Scams

Homeowners often face financial hardships that threaten their ability to make their mortgage payments on time. Because the family home constitutes the most significant asset for many households, the prospect of foreclosure can be an alarming possibility. Fortunately, a range of options including loan modification programs provide viable options that have enabled many people to […]

5 02, 2016

Rights of Tacoma Tenants Following Foreclosure

While the real estate market has turned around to some extent in Washington, the number of foreclosures in Tacoma continues to outpace other cities throughout the state. Approximately one in every 685 homes was subject to a foreclosure notice in November 2015, according to data from Realtytrac.com. Since many foreclosed residential properties are occupied by […]