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 […]

17 03, 2015

Independent Contractor or Employee?

Construction projects tend to involve many different workers doing many different jobs. Sometimes, construction companies hire employees who only work on that particular company’s projects. In many other situations, however, crews can be made up of independent contractors,1 sub-contractors, and other self-employed workers. Recognizing the legal distinction between an independent contractor and an employee is […]

12 03, 2015

Business Taxes Can Be Complicated

Just as every individual must pay their annual taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),1 every business must also pay taxes. There are many different types of business taxes and how you should file your tax returns largely depends on the type of business you own. For example, some business types are taxed as follows: […]

24 02, 2015

Does Your Business Website Need a Privacy Policy?

Conducting business on the internet is extremely convenient, but can also be risky due to the threat of hacking, identity theft, and other types of fraud that may cause a consumer injury. For this reason, many people are wary to engage in transactions on websites they do not trust or that do not seem secure. […]

19 02, 2015

Preparing For Business Succession After You Die

There are an estimated 23 million small businesses1 throughout the United States and our economy and job market in part depends upon the success of the businesses. If you own your own business, you not only want the company to thrive while you are alive, but also likely after your death. While all of us […]

29 01, 2015

How Can a Small Business Attorney Help Me?

Running a business inherently implicates certain laws and regulations. Even if you operate as a sole proprietor and work in a relatively low-risk industry, simply conducting business exposes you to legal liability. Many people who are self-employed or own a small business are hesitant to consult with a business law attorney because they assume that […]

8 01, 2015

Business Owners and Legal Responsibilities

Federal, state, and local laws place numerous legal responsibilities on business owners. The following are only a few examples of the legal responsibilities of business owners in Washington state. Registration, permits, and licenses If you wish to operate as an LLC or corporation, you must properly register with the Before you start operations, you must […]

11 12, 2014

Business Contracts

Common Types of Business Contracts Legal contracts are an integral part of business, and almost every single business owner will generally have to enter into some type contract at some point. A contract is defined as a legally binding agreement between at least two parties, which will set out the requirements of each party to […]

16 10, 2013

How to Find A Great Attorney in Seattle

Choosing the right attorney is a very important decision. Whether you are seeking representation for your business, need assistance in drafting a will, or want to resolve a real estate dispute with a neighbor, the right attorney will put your mind at ease. At Dickson Frohlich, our decades of combined experience serving Seattle’s business, probate, […]