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Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements

Mixed and hybrid contingency agreements These have two parts: § Flat fee part § Contingency fee percentage part Instead of charging the traditional 33.3% of successfully recovered amounts, we charge a flat fee, and from the recovery we take a much lower fee percentage base of 18.3%. We then charge escalating percentages based on known […]

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How exactly do you build business credit?

It does not happen automatically. Unlike with personal credit scores, when you start a new business you won’t automatically have a “fresh start” with business credit. There are a few simple steps that you can take in the very beginning that will immediately and definitely improve your odds of obtaining more favorable business credit later […]

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What does progress and reform actually look like? 

Where is political and systemic compromise possible? What does progress and reform actually look like? If we were living a millennium in the future looking back on ourselves today, what might seem brutal?  What might seem obviously wrong?  What might seem good and work for a little while, but with 20/20 hindsight we can say […]

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Principle of two weaknesses and litigation

What is the “principle of two weaknesses” strategy from chess and how can I use it in litigation? If your adversary has only one weakness, they can devote all resources to its defense, but if you create another “front of attack” – a second weakness – those defensive resources begin spreading thinly, weakly, and inefficiently. […]

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Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State?

Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State? We often get questions from out of Washington State for businesses trying to plan and make decisions around moving their businesses into or out of Washington State.  Some examples: You have a company registered and operating in Colorado, but are doing a […]

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Working with entrepreneurs…

Starting a company…… A unique feature of working with entrepreneurs is that they tend to already know the answers to the questions they are asking. (They always do their homework.)  More often than not, they are coming to you to double check their own understanding or “reconcile” conflicting advice they had received or read online. […]

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Small business guide

Photo by Helena Lopes This is a super useful resource for starting a business in Washington State small_business_guide Have a question about starting your business?

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Roman Law and civil legal systems require legal ownership; what the heck does that even mean?

Roman Law requires legal ownership. Huh? The statement seems axiomatic.  The law requires legal ownership.  Duh? Well, if you live in a jurisdiction with an Anglo-Saxon legal tradition such as the US or England, this actually isn’t true for you. Did you know that Roman Civil law has an absolute right to ownership, whereas Germanic […]

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Escrow Agents Fees

Most of the time people’s only interaction with escrow agents is during a once or twice in a lifetime home purchase, but escrow agents are a very useful tool for commercial transactions. What is their role?  What do escrow agents do? Escrow agents act as “middle men” in commercial transactions in order to overcome barriers […]