All posts by Héctor E. Quiroga

Contract Requirements and Legal Considerations in Spokane Washington

A written contract is the best way for any given business AND for a client/customer to ensure the agreement protects both parties. A contract must be obtained with full disclosure and it must be fair (it cannot be obtained by deceit, fraud, and/or misrepresentation).
A written contract is essential to protect both parties.
In Washington, oral contracts are also enforceable (with a few exceptions). An oral agreement which contains an offer, an acceptance, and legal consideration paid by both parties can be fully enforceable and award damages against the party who breached the agreement.
The main issue with an oral contract is that often, it is very hard (if possible at all) to prove the terms, duties, and considerations of the contract. Although the parties can attempt to prove the important terms of the agreement, it is up to the party enforcing the contract to show, by the preponderance of the evidence, that the term was entered into and breached by the other party.

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How to Open a Business in Spokane Washington

Opening a business in Spokane, Washington takes a little more than simply getting a business license and “going for it.” The Washington Corporation’s Act may (and likely will) apply to all businesses operating within the state. Not all regulations apply to all businesses but there are many requirements that are simply standard for most.
We have outlined most of the requirements in a comprehensive list below, but it is important that you research your industry to ensure you have met all the requirements and you are in full compliance. Some of the items below are not necessarily a regulation, but they are a good business practice (i.e. getting a business plan).
The Washington Corporation’s Act may (and likely will) apply to all businesses operating within the state. Not all regulations apply to all businesses but there are many requirements that are simply standard for most.
We have outlined most of the requirements in a comprehensive list below, but it is important that you research your industry to ensure you have met all the requirements and you are in full compliance. Some of the items below are not necessarily a regulation, but they are a good business practice (i.e. getting a business plan).

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