Stokes Lawrence attorneys continue to monitor the evolving legal implications of the pandemic.
On April 16, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Amendatory Proclamation No. 20-19.1, which served to extend and amend the existing moratorium on evictions in Washington state. Charissa Johnston outlines what is included in the amendment.
Erin Howshar explains that the IRS has extended the deadlines for a 1031 Exchange.
Recent orders from the City of Seattle and Governor Inslee are resulting in numerous negotiations between landlords and tenants regarding rent relief. Erin Howshar summarizes the regulations.
Since Governor Inslee's issuance of the March 23, 2020 "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Proclamation, many within the construction industry were left wondering whether and to what extent they are required to halt their commercial or residential construction projects in Washington. Julia Clark provides clarification.
The guidance from the state and local governments to shut down many local businesses has landlords worried about financial viability of their retail assets. Serena Sayani answers the question of whether a landlord rely on force majeure to discharge its obligations under a lease with respect to co-tenancy requirements.