• Attorney Scott Missall to present at 2014 Short Course on Local Planning

    April 8, 2014 by SCBLaw Staff

    Short Cressman attorney Scott Missall will present at 2014 Short Course on Local Planning on the topic "The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington State." continue reading »

  • Short Cressman Names New Managing Partner

    March 20, 2014 by SCBLaw Staff

    Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC, one of Seattle's oldest law firms, has named Lisa A. Wolfard as Managing Partner of the firm. continue reading »

  • Short Cressman Names Gregory T. Hixson a Partner

    January 4, 2014 by SCB Lawyers

    Short Cressman is pleased to announce that Gregory T. Hixson is named a partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2014. continue reading »

  • Increased stormwater citizen suit actions on the horizon? EPA's Proposed 2013...

    October 24, 2013 by Gregory Hixson

    On September 27, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the proposed 2013 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), which regulates the discharge of stormwater from... continue reading »

  • Do Your Homework: School Trust Lands Can Be Subject to Condemnation

    November 14, 2013 by SCB Lawyers

    Municipal government attorneys sometimes comment that state lands are not subject to condemnation actions, but this is not entirely accurate. continue reading »

  • Not Another 48 Hours: Requirement for Strict Adherence to the Land Use Petition...

    November 14, 2013 by SCB Lawyers

    In Northshore Investors, LLC v. City of Tacoma, Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals again confirmed that the Land Use Petition Act's requirement to serve necessary parties within... continue reading »

  • The sale of Dragon: A cautionary tale about selling your business

    October 1, 2012 by Robert Klein

    In 2000, Janet and James Baker, the creators of the Dragon voice recognition software, sold their company to a Belgian competitor – Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products – for $580 million in... continue reading »

  • How to Avoid Employee Theft - a CEO's Friendly Comments

    August 8, 2012 by Robert Klein

    Some friends have offered their thoughts on the two-part embezzlement series. I want to share one particularly acute set of observations, offered by a retired CEO and principal shareholder of a... continue reading »

  • EPA's New Stormwater Rule For Construction Sites

    April 17, 2014 by Marjan F. Disler

    Updated by Marjan F. Disler. Originally published April 8, 2014. On March 6, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ('EPA') published a new rule that may impact stormwater management... continue reading »

  • Clark Overturns Trig Electric: Lien Claims for Unpaid Union Benefits are now...

    March 24, 2014 by Gregory Hixson

    Over the past two decades federal courts and most other states have held that ERISA does not preempt state lien statutes that are designed to ensure that workers are paid for their work and that do... continue reading »