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OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Whether you own a single home, a series of commercial rentals, or a development company, you want to protect and grow your investment. However, sometimes neighbors, local municipalities, or regulations can stand in the way of these goals. In times of crisis, it is important to have an attorney who intimately understands the local rules, regulations, and municipal authorities.

At Brink Law Firm, we know Tacoma. Every day, we work with local laws and governments to find creative solutions to our clients’ property problems. Below are our four main practice areas and their sub-areas:

Construction

  • Breaches of contract
  • Change orders
  • Construction agreements
  • Construction claims
  • Construction delays
  • Cost overruns
  • Dispute resolution
  • Labor disputes
  • Mechanics’ liens

Condemnation

  • Full payment for property rights to be taken by condemning agency
  • Full payment for diminution in value of remainder property, if applicable
  • Pre-condemnation land planning
  • Proof of highest and best use of affected property
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses, if applicable
  • Settlement objective usually significantly exceeding initial               offers

Land Use and Zoning

  • Amnesty permits (Pierce County)
  • Annexation and related agreements
  • Bulkhead permits
  • Compliance with all aspects of real property development under the Growth Management Act
  • Conditional use permits
  • Critical areas (e.g., wetlands, flood hazard areas, steep slopes, fish and wildlife habitat, geological hazards, shoreline management and other critical areas regulations)
  • Dock permits
  • Environmental remediation
  • Formal plats
  • Large lot plats
  • Non-conforming use recognition
  • Planned development districts
  • Rezones, conditional use permits, variances, development agreements and other land use entitlements
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • Shoreline substantial development permits
  • Short plats
  • Variances
  • Water rights, transfers and other potable water issues

Real Estate

  • Boundary disputes
  • Conditions, covenants and restrictions
  • Easements
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Land use planning
  • Leases and rental agreements
  • Purchase and sales agreements
  • Real estate financing
  • Title insurance
  • Water rights and transfers
  • Zoning hearings
  • Quiet Title actions
  • Vacations of unused public right of way
  • Landlord/tenant matters

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