Understanding Revocable Living Trusts

Understanding Revocable Living Trusts We, like many attorneys, have clients say something like, “I’ve been told that I need a trust so I can avoid probate.” These clients are generally referring to what are called revocable living trusts (“RLT”). These trusts are vehicles that allow you to get your assets to the next generation. Probate,…

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Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a contractor to work on your home can feel like a chore. How do you know you’re choosing the right contractor for the job? First, get bids from several contractors. Compare what the bids include. Don’t automatically select the lowest bid. Sometimes items included in a higher bid may be missing from a lower…

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Mediation for Business

Cap City Law specializes in resolving business disputes with Mediation, rather than Litigation

Employing the benefits of mediation to resolve business disputes Business disputes are more than an inconvenience for your company. These situations represent the possibility of financial loss, disruption to your company operations and much more. When your Washington business is involved in any type of dispute, it is in your interests to take immediate steps…

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Remote Workers

Employers with remote workers: Avoid these 3 potential legal issues The COVID-19 pandemic upended our country. Schools shut down. Cities and states issued stay-at-home orders. Our front-line workers put themselves and their families at risk during uncertain times to try and help their communities get through the pandemic. We learned many lessons during these tough…

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Short Term Rentals

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City Council approves regulations for short-term rentals Short-term vacation rentals of homes and residential properties have been a hot-button topic among municipalities of all sizes. This concern prompted the State Legislature to pass laws in 2019 mandating that owners get liability insurance, register the property with the state, meet safety concerns and applicable taxes. Despite…

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CCL Business Contracts

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Creating an enforceable business contract Successfully navigating the world of small business means that you will encounter your fair share of contracts over the years. Constructing a business contract is an important task that can help prop up the stability of your business. Unfortunately, it can be easy to make a seemingly minor error that…

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CCL Mergers and Acquisitions

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Are you considering a merger or acquisition? Every success in your corporation is cause for celebration. Whether these successes exceed your goals or are helping you move toward them, it is likely your shareholders are enjoying the rise in their stock values and the confidence this instills. However, part of the success of any business…

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What small business owners need to know about recent tax changes


The Washington legislature recently passed ESSB 5096, which establishes Washington’s new capital gains tax. While this tax affects all Washingtonians, owners of certain types of small businesses should pay particular attention to what compliance with the new law will mean for their business. The effects of ESSB 5096 ESSB 5096 changes the rate at which…

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Do good fences make good neighbors?

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Do good fences make good neighbors? Spring is a great time for projects, like putting up a new fence. Here are some tips to avoid having your new fence be a source of friction between you and your neighbors. Talk to neighbors who will be impacted by the fence before you do any work. You…

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Do your remote employees know what you expect from them?

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Do your remote employees know what you expect from them? If your business is like many others, you have recently had to reevaluate your work environment in light of global health concerns. Perhaps this included instilling social distancing, providing sanitation options, and allowing employees to work from home. As things get back to normal, you…

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