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Risk Management

 

Why choose Cornerpoint as your small business attorney?

(1) We are passionate about helping Pacific Northwest businesses manage risk. Business attorney Stacia Hofmann is an endorser of smart risk-taking and subscriber to the maxim, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s why you’ll find us at the corner of legal advice and risk management. We form businesses, draft legal documents for business transactions, and advise on legal regulations. But, in addition to these traditional business law services that help build your business, we also offer proactive legal risk management consulting to help protect it:

  • Contracts – We draft, review, and revise business agreements and other contracts to position and protect businesses.
  • Employment – We advise on the employer/employee relationship to reduce the likelihood of discrimination, worker’s compensation, and other employment-related claims.
  • Insurance – We provide insurance coverage advice, particularly with respect to business liability.
  • Torts – We create policies and procedures designed to prevent injuries and tort damages to customers, clients, and the public, and provide precautionary legal defenses to help minimize the consequences of possible lawsuits.
  • Cyber Risk – We provide cyber risk management, including legal compliance and cyber insurance advice.

(2) We will fight for you. Stacia is a litigator who has represented hundreds of businesses in court. Risk management is absolutely critical in litigation, so if a business dispute arises, we not only vigorously advocate for you, but we also provide you with the legal information you need to make the best choices for your business.

(3) We make hiring a lawyer seamless and convenient. We know that your time is valuable and that hiring an attorney is typically a “need” rather than a “want.” With our online intake process, clients provide us with case-related information on their own schedule. Since we’re a paperless office (meaning we don’t print or snail mail unless preferred), we heavily rely on technology for communicating with clients. Prefer video chat to the telephone? We Skype and Zoom. Or, with our fully mobile office, we meet clients at a time and place that works for them – traffic and expensive parking begone! And when it is time for the payment of legal fees, we accept PayPal and credit cards (except for deposits into our trust account, which we require by check).

Although Cornerpoint primarily represents businesses, we also occasionally represent individuals in business-related matters, applying the same legal and risk management principles we use with our business clients.

If you or your business needs an attorney, call 206-693-2718 or email us for a free 15 minute consultation. Or, read more about business attorney Stacia Hofmann, our practice areas, or our services.

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Legal Advice + Risk Management. On Point For Your Business.

 

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Recent Blogposts

We’re pleased to introduce Cornerpoint Case Pops – bite-size summaries of recent case law along with risk management tips. Also, subscribers to our newsletter, which you may join by clicking here, receive a free pdf eBook compilation of Stacia’s blogposts. 

Business Competition Over Customer, two people fighting over customer
Cornerpoint Case Pops: Non-Compete Agreements and Shared Clients
Non-Compete Agreements and Shared Clients  – Gaddis Events, Inc. v. Wu By Stacia Hofmann Cornerpoint Case Pops are dedicated to summarizing relevant, new cases
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Cornerpoint Case Pops: Specific Personal Jurisdiction Over an Out-of-State Manufacturer
Specific Personal Jurisdiction Over an Out-of-State Manufacturer – Noll v. Am. Biltrite, Inc. By Stacia Hofmann Cornerpoint Case Pops are dedicated to summarizing
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Cornerpoint Case Pops: Referring to Arbitration Rules in Contracts
Referring to Arbitration Rules in Contracts – Raven Offshore Yacht v. F.T. Holdings By Stacia Hofmann Cornerpoint Case Pops are dedicated to summarizing
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Cornerpoint Case Pops: Boundary Tree Timber Trespass
Boundary Tree Timber Trespass – Herring v. Pelayo By Stacia Hofmann The Washington State Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court
Read more.
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Seller Beware: Conclusion
Navigating the Washington Product Liability Act Part Four: Conclusion by Stacia Hofmann In this concluding post in the blog series
Read more.
Rapids in the Product Pipeline Cornerpoint Law/Stacia Hofmann graphic
Seller Beware: Rapids in the Product Pipeline
Navigating the Washington Product Liability Act Part Three: Rapids in the Product Pipeline by Stacia Hofmann As discussed in last month’s
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The Buck Stops with the Manufacturer title graphic Cornerpoint Law
Seller Beware: The Buck Stops with the Manufacturer
Navigating the Washington Product Liability Act Part Two: The Buck Stops with the Manufacturer by Stacia Hofmann In this second installment
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Washington Product Liability Act, technology and manufacturing graphics
Seller Beware: Overview
Navigating the Washington Product Liability Act Part One: Overview by Stacia Hofmann The law loves to categorize the parties to
Read more.
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Retailer Liability: Self-Service? No Notice? No Problem.
When Customers Access Goods on Their Own, the Risk of Liability Increases by Stacia Hofmann A recent Eastern Washington case
Read more.
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The Company Holiday Party: Mixing Work and Play
Employer Liability for Post-Party Alcohol-Related Auto Accidents by Stacia Hofmann So you’ve decided to throw a company-sponsored holiday party. After all,
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All Fall Down: Business Invitee Slip and Falls
Why Washington Businesses Should Manage the Risk of Premises Liability Claims by Stacia Hofmann Unless you have the grace and
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If a Tree Falls in the Evergreen State
What Businesses Need to Know About Timber Trespass by Stacia Hofmann When must a Washington judge triple the amount of a jury verdict
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The Playbook: Postgame Wrap-Up
Legal Lessons Learned from Steve Sarkisian & USC Part Five: Postgame Wrap-up by Stacia Hofmann Over the course of several months, I’ve
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The Playbook: Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements
Legal Lessons Learned from Steve Sarkisian & USC Part Four: USC’s Home Field Advantage Makes a Difference in the Fourth by Stacia Hofmann
Read more.
Glass of Whiskey
The Playbook: Disability, Misconduct, & Accommodation
Legal Lessons Learned from Steve Sarkisian & USC Part Three: Tied at Halftime  by Stacia Hofmann Welcome to the third installment
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Should employers allow dogs in the workplace? Stacia Hofmann reviews the risks in Washington and Idaho and offers tips to prevent litigation and reduce losses in the blogpost Work Like a Dog.

Bulldog looking at computer screen Work Like a Dog


Comparing two Seattle juries that decided the same case, Stacia Hofmann discusses the virtues of using risk management to avoid a jury trial in the blogpost Jury Verdicts: Far from a Sure Bet.

jury verdict results in two different trials

 

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