Insurance Claims for Business Interruption from COVID-19

Considering an Insurance Claim for Business Interruption Due to COVID-19?   Here’s What You Should Know Throughout the United States, thousands of businesses have been forced to cease typical operations to quell the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this virus has caused massive lost profits for these businesses. Does one of your business’s insurance policies provide…

Washington’s Non-Essential Construction Order

  How to Comply with Washington’s Non-Essential Construction Order   On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee announced a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.  Pursuant to this order, Governor Inslee prohibited all non-essential businesses from operating.  However, the prohibition did not apply to “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers,” which many construction companies and industry groups initially…

Seattle Commercial Buildings & Construction Defects

Washington Moratorium on Commercial Evictions

  Washington Moratorium on Commercial Evictions   On March 17, 2020 the City of Seattle issued an Emergency Order imposing an immediate moratorium on evictions and lease terminations of tenancies of any small businesses (50 or fewer employees) and nonprofit corporations. This moratorium is effective until the earlier of (i) the date the Mayor of…

LvBC Awarded Best Law Firm for Construction Defects in the Pacific Northwest

LvBC Awarded Best Law Firm for Construction Defects in the Pacific Northwest We are pleased to have just been awarded, “Best Law Firm for Construction Defect Law Firm in the Pacific Northwest” by Acquisition International.  Acquisition International’s 2019 Legal Awards highlight and promote the most deserving law firms around the world that have, over the past…

Levy | von Beck | Comstock receives 2019 Legal Elite Award from U.S. Business News

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has been recognized as “Best Construction Defect Litigation – Pacific Northwest” by U.S. Business News as part of that publication’s 2019 Legal Elite Awards. “These awards highlight the most respected lawyers and attorneys as well as their fields of expertise and the companies they represent,” said…

Can Landlords Force Tenants to Continue Operating Their Business?

Many commercial leases include an operating covenant or continuing operations clause pursuant to which the Tenant promises to continue operating its business through the term of the lease.  This clause is intended to protect the Landlord’s interest in future sales and to prevent unexpected and unsightly vacancies which negatively affect neighboring tenants and thus the…

Levy | von Beck | Comstock receives 2018 Legal Elite Award from U.S. Business News

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has been recognized as “Best Construction Defect Litigation – Washington, and Recognized Leaders in Property Insurance Claims” by U.S. Business News as part of that publication’s 2018 Legal Elite Awards. “These awards highlight the most respected lawyers and attorneys as well as their fields of expertise…