City of Seattle Ordinance No. 125222 went into effect on January 16, 2017 , and introduced important amendments to the City’s Rental Agreement Regulation Ordinance governing landlord/tenant relationships within the City of Seattle.
Attorney Jason L. Bergevin has been selected as the Ambassador of the Month for the Greater Seattle Business Association ( GSBA ).
This will be Jason Bergevin's second time presenting for the Sterling Education Seminar. This year he will be a faculty member presenting at the 4th Annual Construction Law: From Design to Delivery. The seminar will be held in Seattle, WA on April 28, 2017. Jason will be speaking on contracts and employment law considerations in the construction context.
Have you ever received a “Legal Inquiry” email from an individual with a non-typical name? If so, you should take a few moments and conduct some due diligence—there is a chance you are walking into a fraudulent scam that will cost you and your firm money.
Commercial leases can be lengthy, complicated and full of unfamiliar terms. Often, landlords and or tenants are reluctant to incur the cost required for their attorney to complete a detailed review of the lease because the monthly lease payment is small or they are under a time crunch. The aggregate cost of a lease is often very substantial, however. Through years of experience doing commercial lease work on a daily basis we have discerned the following key tips...
On July 27, 2016, Holmquist & Gardiner partner and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce board member, Hamilton Gardiner, joined executives from Living Care Lifestyles to celebrate the groundbreaking for "Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle." Set to open in the fall of 2017, Quail Park will house and care for 66 residents who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Under Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 22.214, Seattle landlords are required to register their rental properties with the City of Seattle. The RRIO has been in place since 2014, however, the deadlines for registration have been implemented over time based on the different area codes within the City of Seattle.
In May 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its revised overtime rule, which increased the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476. The final rule can be found here. The rule is specific to employees who are considered exempt under the executive, administrative and professional exemptions. The new rule will become effective December 1, 2016.
Holmquist + Gardiner, PLLC is pleased to announce that Imants F. Holmquist and Hamilton H. Gardiner have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars. This is Imants’ second year being selected as a Rising Star and Hamilton’s fifth year.
Attorney Jason L. Bergevin has been selected to serve on the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Washington State Bar Association until 2019.