Pre-Lien Notice

Pre-Lien Notice A common question that I get asked is whether a contractor needs to give notice before filing a lien. The answer is yes. Any contractor performing work on four or fewer residential units when the contract price is greater than $1,000.00 or performing work on a commercial building when the contract price is between $1,000.00 and [...]

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Washington’s New Adverse Possession Law

Washington’s New Adverse Possession Law Recently, Washington adopted RCW 7.28.083 which allows the court to award the prevailing parting in an adverse possession claim [...]

Attorney Fees on Bond Claims

Attorney Fees on Bond Claims As I indicated in previous posts, if you are a homeowner and file suit against a contractor in Washington, you can attach their contractor’s [...]


Back to Articles List My clients often bring me easements to review. If an easement is recorded and runs with the land it will be enforceable no matter how old it is. Some [...]

Real Estate Purchase & Sale Agreements

Back to Articles List I often get calls from prospective clients looking to close a real estate transaction without a realtor. Typically, the seller has already found a [...]

Home Loan Modifications

Back to Articles List From early 2009 until the present, I have helped numerous home owners stay in their homes by modifying the terms of their loan. Throughout the last [...]

Selling a Home Without a Realtor

Back to Articles List Lately I have been receiving many calls on purchasers or sellers who are not represented by a realtor that want help in closing a real estate deal. On [...]

Lien Claims

Back to Articles List I handle all aspects of filing liens in both Oregon and Washington. I have several articles in the "Articles" section of my website explaining the [...]

Contract Drafting & Review

Back to Articles List I often help my business clients with drafting or reviewing and revising their contracts. My litigation experience gives me great insight on what [...]

Business Acquisitions & Sales

Back to Articles List Another subset of “business law” that I practice is business acquisitions and sales. Essentially, I represent any person or entity that is buying [...]

Business Litigation

Back to Articles List Business Litigation. A large part of my practice is devoted to litigation and in particular business litigation. This can be a very broad category and [...]