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…

LvBC selected for 2018 Seattle Small Business Excellence Award

Seattle, Wash. – Levy | von Beck | Comstock has been selected to receive the Seattle Small Business Excellence Award in the Lawyers classification. The 2018 Seattle Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.  The Seattle Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Seattle area. Each year, the…

Shareholders Katie Comstock and Seth Chastain are Washington Rising Stars

Congratulations to shareholders Katie J. Comstock and Seth E. Chastain, who have been named as 2018 Washington Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®, and 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 and potential…

Insurance Adjusters May Now be Sued Personally for Bad Faith and CPA Violations

On March 26, 2018, Washington’s Court of Appeals released its decision in Moun Keodalah and Aung Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al., an important new case in which the court held that insurance adjusters may be found individually liable for bad faith and for Consumer Protection Act (“CPA)” violations. The Plaintiff, Keodalah, was involved…

Seattle Times article on LvBC lawsuit against realtors

Our lawsuit against Eastside realtors has captured the interest of the media and the public.  The Seattle Times wrote a feature article on the lawsuit and quoted lead lawyer and managing shareholder Dave von Beck.  You can read the article here:  https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/lawsuit-eastside-realtor-and-developer-conspired-to-inflate-home-prices-for-foreign-buyers/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

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…