Other Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
At the Law Firm of Vial Fotheringham, many of our HOA lawyers are highly experienced in real estate property issues. We regularly assist owners, buyers, and sellers with legal issues involving everything from residential homes and apartment buildings to large-scale farms and commercial buildings. Whether you're selling, buying, leasing, exchanging, or just have a management-related concern, our lawyers can help throughout all areas of the Northwest and Intermountain West.
Planning for or maintaining a small business can be difficult and confusing, with many options or legal avenues to decide upon. The law firm of Vial Fotheringham represents small to medium-sized businesses in employee relationships, government compliance, commercial contract rights and liabilities, and all forms of dispute resolution. Not only do we bring years of experience to each case, with attorneys that have practiced business law for over 25 years, we also take the time to really get to know each client so that we can best serve your needs. Our firm is licensed in all courts and agency hearing forums in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah, as well as all Federal Courts and appeals associated with these states.
In the event where you might need specific legal counsel, advice, or documents drawn up, we’ve found a way to help in a timely, and cost-efficient manner. We also believe proactive education and assistance generally results in a better outcome for all involved, so we offer free 30-minute consultations, as well as complimentary trainings and educational articles
Environmental Compliance Assistance
Navigating environmental laws is often a balance of risk tolerance and investigation. Compliance standards constantly change. Cleaning up a contaminated site now hinges upon risk-based standards taking into account potential receptors. Environmental due diligence may take on a mind of its own unless managed properly. Land use permitting can also be painstaking because of comments and appeals by neighboring landowners.
At Vial Fotheringham, we understand your facility has concerns of an ongoing nature and you may need someone to help navigate the tricky path to acquiring property, receiving your permit, or maintaining compliance. We also have expert attorneys that have seen every environmental or land use issue you may be facing, and know how to proactively address them.
Attorney David Phillips is our resident environmental expert; with an environmental engineering degree and decades of experience working with industry professionals, Dave has seen every issue your facility may be facing, and knows how to proactively address them. This allows him to offer pertinent advice, knowledge, and options, and help his clients meet compliance with ease the first time around. For a free phone chat or consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee and Independent Contractor Issues
Whether an association is managed by a professional management company or employs its own personnel, we are well equipped to deal with legal issues relating to employees and contractors.