News from the Desk: October 2021

By October 12, 2021 No Comments

We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather, falling leaves, and all the enjoyable things that fall brings!

As you read this, I am eagerly watching my favorite professional tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, California! This is a rescheduled event from March, due to COVID. As you can see, it’s nice to take in a last week of warm weather in 2021!

Business attorneys frequently face a variety of ethical conflicts of interest. For example, if an attorney represents a limited liability company, can that same attorney also represent one of the owners individually? Or, what happens when the owners begin to argue amongst themselves? Is it ethical for the attorney representing the business to get involved?  On September 16, Sherry fielded questions such as these in a live Q&A session following a rebroadcast of a WSBA CLE seminar entitled “Trends in Representing the Business Client,” which was broadcast live in January 2021. Sherry’s presentation that was included in the rebroadcast addressed ethical issues in representing business clients and discussed the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs) for attorneys in relation to representing businesses.

And let’s not forget, October 29 is the most treasured of our national holidays – National Cat Day! Although our office will remain open, our Office Morale Leader Roger’s day will involve extra walks, naps, chicken treats and chin scratches.

As always, I would love to hear your questions and comments. If you have any questions about our firm and the work we do, please contact us or visit our website.  

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