General Counsel Services

Discover the value of having business counsel on your team

 

Why Choose Equinox?

Hear what our clients are saying about us

 

WA State Public Employer Fined for Failure to Accommodate Prescription Drug User

A Washington federal district court recently ruled in favor of a terminated employee whose employer failed to accommodate for her use of prescription drugs due to a protected disability. The employee worked in customer service, and suffered from chronic migraines, for...

Leveraging Risk Mitigation Terms in Contracts: Using Limitation on Liability, Indemnity and Dispute Resolution to Your Benefit

An essential part of the work we do  at Equinox is helping clients to understand the risks inherent in their business and proactively plan to protect against those risks.  I have written before on how to think about the tools available to business owners to insulate...

The Real Value of Your Business Lawyer

Your business is doing well – it’s moving along, growing, expanding to serve new clients and markets. You have a professional services team – a lawyer, CPA, insurance broker, and banker – and contact them when you feel you need their help with something. Sometimes...

Is it too Early to Begin 2018 Planning?

Planning for next year is daunting.  Each year, we know it’s time to create that budget, think about what we’ll do differently, and make sure we’ve got the processes and people lined up to do what needs to be done.   But planning doesn’t have to be all at once.  Some...

Another New 1-9 Form

On July 17, 2017, USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. If this sounds familiar, it is. The last update to the Form 1-9 was in November of 2016. The easiest way to differentiate the new version from the recent update is to...

Meet the team

At Equinox, we know the value of people. We have gathered a team of knowledgeable individuals with a passion for growing your business and the skills necessary to balance the risks and the opportunities business owners face.

Who we serve

We are committed to serving the business community as a whole. From hospitality to professional services to manufacturing to tech development, we are dedicated to making you and and your staff more efficient.

What if your law firm could…

Be a legal partner, empower you with information, provide less complexity, commit to a predictable cost, provide an alternative to the traditional model?

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Buying and Selling a Business/M&A

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Real Estate

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Contract Negotiation and Maintenance

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Starting a Business

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Intellectual Property

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Succession and Transition Planning

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Some industries we serve.

Manufacturing

Equinox knows the manufacturing industry plays a critical role in Washington State’s economy. While manufacturers are unique and diverse in product and style, we understand the many opportunities and challenges you encounter in your day-to-day business relationships with employees, vendors and regulators. Whether you are at $1M  or a $50M, our experience, unique strategies and operationally focused approach will help your business stay on track.

Hospitality/Retail

The Northwest offers delicious cuisine, local wine, spirits and brew and unique shopping experiences and products. The hospitality and retail industry offers many challenges and high levels of competition. At Equinox we have a knowledgeable support team with personal experience in owning and operating hospitality and retail companies which can help give you the competitive advantage you are looking for.

Professional Services

Being a part of the Northwest professional services community means Equinox has a shared value with businesses that seek to better the lives of those who live and work in our region.  Whether your business offers to spur the creative through design, consulting, health and wellness or is a licensed medical or real estate/property management practice, Equinox understands what it takes to support your team so you can focus on what you are good at… people.

Tech and Software Development

Washington is known as a leader in the fast paced technology and software sector; and this growing industry is at the heart of our community. With all of the show stopping products, it can be difficult to stand out from the rest.  Our holistic, business-focused approach will enable you to pivot in this fast-moving marketplace whether it be with hiring and retaining talent or getting the next version to market.

Testimonials.

Equinox understands my business and personality and asks tough ROI questions.

L. Chissus

Business knowledge is critical; it’s the single most important thing

T. Bailey
Rise Innovations Sports Enterprises

My staff is more efficient because the team can be proactive with Equinox.

S. Crandall
ProMotion Holdings Global

The most valuable aspect of General Counsel Services is it throws out the ‘big pot of worry’.

K. Higman
Bluehawk Consulting

A firm who knows your business is a resource you want available to you.

L. Chissus

We had peace of mind knowing how much we’d be charged.

K. Steckler
Halo Partners

Other firms don’t offer strategy.

S. Crandall
ProMotion Holdings Global

My clients are able to gain strategy and understand business perspectives from Equinox.

D. Shapiro
EXCELL

At Equinox, I feel I am a part of a business owner family versus being in a big law firm.

S. Crevin
BooginHead

Rather than a vendor, we feel we have a partner in Equinox.

G. Gaidos
3R Technology

Equinox attorneys take the time to learn how your company operates and what drives you as a business owner.

S. Isley
West Coast Behavioral Consultants

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