General Counsel Services

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Why Choose Equinox?

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Effective July 1, 2018, Seattle has banned the use of plastic utensils and straws in all restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, coffee shops, and institutional cafeterias operating in city limits. The ban is an attempt by officials to curb the harmful environmental...

10 Key Points Regarding Workplace Investigations

Clients often ask us should we investigate a complaint filed by an employee even if it has no validity and, if so, how should we do it. In today’s environment of increased scrutiny of sexual harassment, race, gender discrimination and other claims, every complaint...

SCOTUS Rules on Online Sales Taxation – South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a significant ruling that impacts online retailers regarding online sales taxation. In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Court overruled prior Supreme Court rulings that prevented states from collecting sales tax...

Do Your Hiring Policies and Processes “Ban the Box” in Compliance with Washington’s Fair Chance Act?

In March of this year, Washington became the 11th state to enact legislation requiring public and private sector employers to delay background checks and inquiries regarding job applicants’ conviction records until after determining an applicant is otherwise qualified...

Updates to Washington’s Equal Pay Act Go Into Effect

This Thursday, June 7, 2018, an amendment to Washington’s Equal Pay Act goes into effect. This amendment attempts to limit gender discrimination in the workplace by prohibiting discrimination in compensation of “similarly employed” workers of different genders. Under...

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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