Serving in WASHINGTON & IDAHO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
State Public Bonds
Private Statutory Bonds
Common Law 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
Personal injury and Property Damage Claims
Environmental Insurance Claims
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.