Legal Award

Levy – von Beck receives award as 2016 Best Law Firm in the Pacific Northwest for Construction Defects

We are pleased to have been awarded, “Best Law Firm for Construction Defect Litigation in the Pacific Northwest” by Acquisition International.  Acquisition International’s 2016 Legal Awards highlight and promote the most deserving companies across the world that have, over the past 12 months, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to outstanding performance, integrity, and innovation. Nominated by clients, peers…

Water in Crawlspace

What to do if your Basement or Crawlspace Floods

  If water makes its way in your basement or crawlspace, you need to take action fast.  Particularly in basements or other heated spaces, water can cause mold, mildew, rot, and other damage very quickly if it is not promptly and properly removed. Causes of water infiltration Water can make its way into your home…

How to Make a Claim on your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Recent, heavy storms here in the Pacific Northwest, with more wet and windy weather in the forecast, means that many homeowners will likely suffer property damage that may be covered under their homeowner’s policy.  Here are some tips and a video to help you decide whether to make a claim, and some words of warning…

Lien Against Home

What to do if someone puts a lien against my house?

There are several different types of liens that may be recorded against your home. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Tax Lien – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the county where your home is located may place a lien against your property for unpaid income tax or property tax. Mechanic’s Lien…

How does a lien release work?

  Virtually all states provide that contractors, laborers, material suppliers, equipment lessors, architects and other design professionals can protect their investment by recording a claim of lien for unpaid wages, materials or services.  Notwithstanding these rights, sub-trades must of course comply with state specific guidelines in order to have and maintain a valid lien claim. However, assuming that…

Dave von Beck quoted in Seattle Times Article: “Bothell homebuilder/council member under fire in dual roles”

In February, frustrated by the lack of progress on making repairs to her home, Manuchehri hired prominent Seattle lawyer Dave von Beck, who specializes in construction-defect litigation. Last year, von Beck successfully sued California-based Shea Homes for failing to adequately waterproof hundreds of homes at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge. He called it “very unusual” to…