Short Cressman’s social media blog tracks the legal topics that users of social media need to know. The blog alerts readers about topics cropping up in the fast-paced and always changing landscape of social media, including copyright issues, privacy, branding and the evolution of blogging. SCB’s social media blog is a valuable resource for information on the changing face of the law as it responds to the new boundaries being tested (and created) by social media every day.
Short Cressman’s environmental law blog reviews today’s emerging environmental legal issues. The blog covers a range of environmental topics, including updates to local, state, tribal, and federal legislation; compliance and regulatory matters; case law; and current environmental news. Addressing wide-ranging subjects from air, water, soil, and sediment to energy, remediation, and natural resource assessments and restorations, SCB’s environmental law blog is a valuable resource for tracking and understanding current issues affecting businesses, tribes, communities, and governments.
Short Cressman’s Land Use blog provides information about land use and property development (including proposed and newly-enacted State and Federal regulations); zoning and permitting; wetlands and critical area regulations; subdivision and commercial construction development; Fifth Amendment and State constitutional takings issues; standing and jurisdictional requirements; and matters relating to the Growth Management Act, the State Environmental Policy Act, and the Shorelines Management Act.
The goal of Short Cressman’s practical business blog is to help executives and managers control their business risks without undermining their business plans. We will focus on the intersection of business law and business management, offering fundamental suggestions that, hopefully, will help reduce sleepless nights, unintended expenses and lawyers’ bills. We hope to correct, if not dispel, our profession’s occasional reputation for standing in the way of business. Being a blog, we will offer a montage of war stories, maxims, cautionary tales, tips, case studies, bibliographies, passing observations and digressions, all with a view to educating and entertaining our readers.
Short Cressman’s unfair business practices blog explores the bounds that the law places on competitive business practices. Emphasizing the law affecting business in the State of Washington, the blog covers issues of antitrust, the Washington Consumer Protection Act, the Franchise Investment Protection Act, non-competition agreements, tortious interference with contract, and trade secrets. Securities law may receive occasional mention but is a topic generally left for others.
Short Cressman’s construction blog discusses changes and updates in Washington construction law that affect our clients in both the public and private sector. We will cover topics that arise out of all aspects of a project, from conceptual design to contract administration issues and negotiation of change orders, through project close-out and dispute resolution.