Washington and Idaho Business Attorneys

At Clark & Feeney, LLP, we have a broad-based business and commercial practice providing guidance and advice to individuals and business of all sizes and corporate structure.  Our team of attorneys have experience handling complex business and commercial issues across multiple areas of law, including:

  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Regulatory Matters
  • Debt Collection
  • Bankruptcy
  • Suretyship
  • Environmental

To learn more about the depth of our experience and the types of matters we handle for our business clients, additional information for each area of law is detailed below.   

Washington and Idaho Real Estate Attorneys

At Clark & Feeney, LLP, we have a broad-based real estate practice. Our real estate lawyers represent clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, ownership issues and real estate litigation and have protected our clients’ interests in both residential and commercial real estate matters for decades.

Real estate law often involves complex financial, legal, and even emotional interests. Very few real estate transactions or disputes are simply about the land. Oftentimes, the property supports a business or a family’s dream.

The bulk of our real estate practice involves preparing, reviewing, and negotiating real estate transactions, including:

  • Residential and commercial real estate contracts
  • Real estate sales transactions, including buy-sell agreements/purchase agreements
  • Land use and zoning
  • Development agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Leases
  • Mortgage-based financing transactions
  • Title insurance matters
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Real Estate Disputes

We also have extensive experience in real estate litigation, settling disputes involving:

  • Real estate tax protests
  • Condemnation matters
  • Foreclosures
  • Easement disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Other property rights litigation 

Our real estate lawyers take the time to understand our clients’ underlying interests while protecting their property rights.  

Construction Law

Our expertise in the construction industry is wide-ranging and allows our clients the clear advantage of hiring one firm to help take a project from contract negotiations to substantial completion and beyond.  Our firm represents owners, contractors, construction managers, developers, design professionals, and suppliers in all aspects of the construction process.  We advise clients before, during and after a construction project, ensuring that our clients’ interests are protected throughout the process and reducing the risk of litigation.

 Should construction litigation arise, we are effective trial lawyers. 

In addition to our broad real estate practice, our construction law experience extends across the states of Idaho and Washington and includes, but is not limited to, the following key areas of expertise: 

  • Bidding and contract document preparation,
  • Contract negotiations and formation,
  • Contract performance,
  • Financing and warranty issues,
  • Bond and lien claims,
  • Mechanics and materialmen liens,
  • Risk management,
  • Statutory compliance, and
  • Alternative Dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration v.s. litigation)   

When you want experienced construction law representation, contact us.  Clark and Feeney have handled multiple complex construction law claims, including recovering several million-dollar awards for our clients.  

Washington and Idaho Business and Corporate Law

We provide a wide variety of services to business clients including assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, negotiating and preparing business agreements, assisting in the sale and purchase of a business, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and assisting in dissolution or business succession.

Business Organizations:  The form of entity selected for the conduct of a business greatly impacts the daily operations of the business and the income tax consequences to both the business and its owners.

We assist clients with this step of business formation by reviewing the goals and individual facts present in each situation to recommend the best entity, selecting from limited or general partnerships, limited liability companies, or corporations, and the different elections or options available under each.

We can advise business clients from the initial conference and entity decision-making, through document preparation and filing with appropriate authorities, to post-formation activities such as preparation and adoption of bylaws and director/shareholder resolutions.

We also handle asset purchase agreements and non-competition issues.

Business Litigation:  We represent and advise business clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit as a result of a dispute. Our areas of business litigation expertise include contracts, product liability, employment-related matters, general business matters, as well as litigation prevention, risk management and settlement.

Insurance Law:  We handle insurance regulatory matters and transactions involving insurance and reinsurance companies. Past cases include regulatory issues before the State Department of Insurance; corporate restructurings and equity changes; investments, securities, and banking matters; and reinsurance and insolvency issues.

Debt Collection:  We handle collections for various business clients. We vigorously pursue the right of creditors to make sure our collections clients get the maximum recovery from individuals and businesses indebted to them

Washington and Idaho Bankruptcy

At Clark & Feeney, LLP, we represent individuals and commercial clients in bankruptcy proceedings, at both the state and federal level, that are initiated by either an insolvent individual, or business, or creditors seeking to have the debtor’s remaining assets distributed among the creditors and, thereby, discharging the debtor from further obligation or restructuring and reorganizing the insolvent’s debt structure.

Washington and Idaho Suretyship

We are effective in handling a broad range of issues involving surety and fidelity that arise under payment, performance and fidelity bonds. Our attorneys regularly represent sureties, principals, and obligees in bond disputes involving:

  • Performance Bonds
  • Payment Bonds
  • State Public Bonds
  • Private Statutory Bonds
  • Common Law Bonds
  • Fidelity Bonds

We handle a wide range of issues in this area of law such as coverage interpretation and defenses, bad faith claims, demands for payment, extra-contractual liability, demands for performance, and delay claims.We advise our clients in the preparation and negotiation of contractual agreements unique to the surety arena, including subordination, control, takeover, and completion agreements.At all times, we attempt to protect our corporate clients by formulating creative, cost-effective solutions to complex bond disputes.

Washington and Idaho Environmental Law

At Clark & Feeney, LLP, we help clients navigate the maze of complex laws governing environmental issues on local, state and federal levels. We focus on balancing the needs of businesses and industry with the regulations surrounding the protection of our natural resources.

We represent clients in matters involving individual contamination claims through large Superfund issues. Our clients include buyers and sellers of real estate, landlords and tenants, lenders and borrowers, and real estate development firms.

Our environmental practice includes:

  • Air, Soil, Water and Groundwater Quality
  • Contamination Issues
  • Cleanup litigation
  • Personal injury and Property Damage Claims
  • Environmental Insurance Claims
  • Environmental Audits
  • Environmental Compliance Counseling
  • Permitting and Development Administrative Hearings
  • Statute and Regulation Review
  • Legislative and Administrative Rulemaking
  • Allocation of Environmental Risk

We respond to the needs of clients brought about by the expansion of environmental, hazardous waste, and land-use legislation.

We work with individual and industrial clients in environmental regulation compliance actions, government enforcement actions, and private lawsuits.

We work closely with environmental engineers, hydrogeologists and toxicologists to develop testing and remediation plans for contaminated property and to prepare expert testimony.

We help clients avoid lawsuits and resolve conflicts before litigation arises.

Our attorneys also counsel businesses on the effect environmental legislation may have on real estate development and sale, business expansions and transfers, and other commercial and industrial transactions.

If litigation is inevitable or already underway, we negotiate and litigate with insurance carriers on coverage issues and we pursue or defend environmental and natural resources claims of all types.

Our attorneys handle even the most complex environmental claims with a focus on getting our clients the best possible result under the circumstances.