Business and Commercial Law

Whether building or acquiring facilities or equipment, contemplating business mergers or acquisitions, contracting for the purchase or sale of goods and services, developing policies, procedures, plans and agreements concerning employees, or simply attempting to comply with the constantly-growing array of rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, statutes and laws affecting Washington businesses, we deliver solutions for our business and corporate clients.

At Carlson Hinton Law, we have litigated, arbitrated, and mediated a wide range of corporate, commercial, and related business disputes throughout Washington, including:

  • Agribusiness and agricultural law
  • Banking and finance
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Consumer protection
  • Contracts and commercial transactions
  • Corporate, shareholder, and partnership disputes
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Director and officer liability

Business Planning and Risk Management

A sensible business plan defines a business, identifies goals, and serves as a basic recipe for success. The threshold requirements for enterprising individuals include developing sound business, financial, and marketing plans, as well as gaining an understanding of pertinent Washington laws and licensing requirements. With very few exceptions, every business in Washington or elsewhere for that matter begins as a small business. Some stay small; others experience positive and sustained growth. Good business planning is focused on a vision of the future while recognizing available resources and financial realities. At Carlson Hinton Law, we help businesses get off to a good start.

We advise our clients about the legal and practical issues associated with Washington business law, and help them answer questions relating to:

  • Acquisition
  • Business entity creation
  • Business succession planning
  • Business valuation
  • Dissolution
  • Equipment, products and services
  • Financing
  • Strategic and financial planning