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May 01, 2020


A Murky Solution: The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Application of the Clean Water Act

Under the Clean Water Act, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (“NPDES permit”) is necessary for the “discharge of any pollutant by any person” “into waters of the United States”.1 Continue Reading

April 07, 2020


CARES - SFF is here to help navigate uncertain water

In an effort to minimize the potentially devastating economic disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package offering rel... Continue Reading

April 01, 2020


How Schlemlein, Fick & Franklin is Taking Action against the Covid-19 Pandemic

At Schlemlein, Fick & Franklin, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our staff, clients and community. Beginning March 5th, 2020 our partners instituted a firm wide work from home policy, and closed our offices to the public, m... Continue Reading

March 18, 2020


COVID-19 and Economic/Employment Challenges For Distressed Businesses

The impact of COVID-19 is widely affecting businesses, individuals, and the community at large.  As circumstances continue to unfold, we understand that the business and legal challenges are far-reaching and rapidly changing.  Our attorneys... Continue Reading

March 18, 2020


COVID-19 and Construction Industry Challenges

With each passing day the effects of the Coronavirus are increasingly impacting our daily lives.  In addition to closing restaurants, retail outlets, sporting events, etc.  the construction industry is likewise feeling the impact due to sup... Continue Reading

December 07, 2018


Recommendations for Waterfront Program Planning and Design

Darby DuComb is a land use and real estate lawyer at SF&S.  Recently she authored an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal commenting on the Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID). Continue Reading

July 03, 2018


Fifth Consecutive Year SFS Named One of 100 Best Companies to Work For

For the FIFTH consecutive year Schlemlein Fick & Sruggs has been named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine. Continue Reading

June 27, 2018


Petition Filed to Appeal City’s Decision On Upper Level Signage at Pioneer Square Tower

Seattle-based real estate company American Life Inc. has appealed the City of Seattle’s decision rejecting a proposal for upper level signage at 255 South King Street, a new hotel and office tower in Pioneer Square. Represen... Continue Reading