LvBC Awarded Best Law Firm for Construction Defect Litigation in the Pacific Northwest

We are pleased to have been awarded, “Best Law Firm for Construction Defect Litigation in the Pacific Northwest” for the second year in a row by Acquisition International.  Acquisition International’s 2017 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…

New Washington State Law Regarding Public Works Projects

This past summer a new law took effect in Washington that will make it easier and more appealing for a general contractor to accept a smaller public works project. Until now, if a general contractor was performing work with a total contract value equal to or less than $35,000 or less, the public body would…

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What to do when your remodel project is in trouble

Remodeling your home is a great way to build equity in your property while creating a more comfortable and more livable space for you and your family.  But a home remodel project can easily run into trouble, especially when economic times are good because a good economy means well-qualified contractors are busy – and that…

What Are Construction Defects

What are construction defects?

Construction defects vary greatly in nature, scope, and consequence.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, the most serious construction defects often involve inadequate waterproofing of the “building envelope”: a roof that leaks, windows and doors installed without critical head flashings, poor installation of the weather-resistive barrier that should be applied before the siding is installed, or…

Attorneys Katie Comstock and Seth Chastain Selected to Washington Rising Stars List

Congratulations to shareholder Katie J. Comstock, and attorney Seth E. Chastain, who have been named as 2017 Washington Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®, as Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorneys in Seattle, WA.  Katie was also named to the Top Women Attorneys in Washington Rising Stars® list. The Rising Stars® list recognizes lawyers who show tremendous talent…

Why file a lien?

The importance of liens in securing payment on construction projects cannot be overstated.  Washington’s lien law was enacted primarily to safeguard contractors’, material suppliers’, and laborers’ rights to payment on construction projects.  Failing or refusing to utilize Washington’s lien procedures could turn out to be a catastrophic mistake.  At times, having a valid lien in…