The Foundry Law Blog

New Restrictions for Washington State’s Non-Solicitation Provisions

We recently informed on the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule that bans non-compete agreements across the U.S. Washington State is about to take things a step further and limit some types of non-solicitation provisions. While less dramatic than the FTC’s new rule, the new non-solicitation restrictions may have a bigger impact on a Washington […]

Breaking Down the FTC’s Ban on Non-Compete Clauses: What It Means for You

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently taken a landmark step by announcing a rule that would effectively ban non-compete clauses in employment contracts across the United States. This move is poised to significantly alter the landscape of the American workforce, potentially affecting millions of workers and employers alike. Let’s fill you in on what […]

Which Entities Are Subject to FinCEN’s New Reporting Rules?

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued a new Beneficiary Ownership Reporting Rule, which will go into effect on January 1, 2024. The new rule is designed to help combat the use of shell corporations and other entities to facilitate money laundering and other illegal activities. The Foundry Law Group began a three-part blog […]

Nonprofit renewals – FAQ

The State of Washington approved a new nonprofit law that went into effect on January 2, 2022. With the new requirements, there are new questions on the renewal form/process with the Secretary of State. Below are some common questions we are asked. To help other nonprofits we opted to share our responses for you to […]

Hey, Foundry: are you now in Spokane?

Yes. Foundry Law Group is excited to announce its expansion into Spokane, Washington with the hiring of Spokane-based business attorney, Asif Lundstrom.  “I joined Foundry because the firm’s culture and approach to the practice of law is unique and reminds me a lot of the high-growth tech companies I previously worked for: agile, client-centric, and […]

Three questions to resolve before you enter a potential acquisition

One of my favorite parts about being an attorney at Foundry is the firm’s acquisition practice. Whether we are representing the buyer or seller, acquisitions are an exciting, pivotal moment for our clients. However, acquisitions are also stressful for clients: a lot of money is involved and the “what if” and “what about” considerations are […]

New Independent Contractor Protection Ordinance to Take Effect Sept. 1

On September 1, 2022, the City of Seattle will have a new ordinance regrading independent contractors. The new law, labeled the Independent Contractor Protection Ordinance (ICPO), is designed to protect independent contractors from delayed payment and help them receive greater information about the terms and conditions of their work. The ordinance only applies to independent […]