Author Archives: Davis Wright Tremaine

Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known as EMV) payment cards will take effect. … Continue reading

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Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to seeing you at … Continue reading

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IRS Issues Rules for 2012 W-2 Reporting of Group Health Coverage

Employers should immediately begin to examine whether system changes are required to comply By Richard J. Birmingham  Last year the Internal Revenue Service delayed W-2 reporting of the value of health care coverage, making 2011 an optional reporting year. Now … Continue reading

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FTC Guidelines For Bloggers; What They Say; What Bloggers Need To Do

In case you forgot, some time ago the Federal Trade Commission issued “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The Guides are administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the FTC. The Guides apply to bloggers. If you are … Continue reading

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Deal Making: How to Prepare For, Initiate, and Close a Deal

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101 The first session in this two part series will examine the critical steps that a company should take in deciding … Continue reading

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