COVID-19 and Economic/Employment Challenges For Distressed Businesses

March 18, 2020

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 have been closely monitoring the legal and regulatory landscape to provide our clients and industries we serve critical support during this time.  We are here to help in these challenging times.  If your business is experiencing financial problems, is in a dispute with a financially distressed business or is in need of employment counseling/advice, please contact us:


Charlie Lyman
Mr. Lyman has significant experience in complex litigation, debt restructuring, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, securities disputes, real estate and commercial landlord-tenant matters.  Each year since 2013, he has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics. Prior to that, he had repeatedly been named a “Rising Star.”  Mr. Lyman also assists private individuals and companies structure transactions to protect clients’ interests inside and outside of the courtroom.  Before entering the private practice of law, Mr. Lyman served as a judicial clerk to Chief Justice Gerry L. Alexander of the Washington State Supreme Court.  Mr. Lyman was formerly a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey, P.C., and was also a Director with Betts Patterson Mines. P.S.


Brian Keeley
Mr. Keeley has represented employers in employment matters for almost 20 years. He regularly advises employers on difficult employment issues including hiring, discipline and coaching, accommodation analysis, and termination. He advises employers large and small on staff reductions during difficult economic times. He also regularly speaks to Human Resources professionals and small business owners on employment issues. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics every year since 2014, and a “Rising Star” every year from 2009 through 2013.

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