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PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Supreme Court: Skirting Dep't of Revenue Rules Leads to Disbarment

Discipline of Cramer

Cramer hadn't paid his excise taxes. He was up for revocation of his business license. Instead he informed the Dep't of Revenue that he was calling it quits. Instead, he reformed. The mastermind thought the DOR wouldn't notice that he didn't pay taxes as Stephen D. Cramer, PLLC and instead got a certificate for Law Office of Stephen D. Cramer, Inc., PS and continued operating. He of course didn't register the new PS with the DOR and took down their notice of the revocation, that was posted on his door. In continuing to operate (same staff, same equipment, same everything...except for the liabilities, which were not transferred to the new entity), the court took just a bit of issue:

This case involves an attorney who, when faced with revocation of his business license by the Department of Revenue (DOR), notified DOR he was ceasing his business but instead re-formed his practice from a "PLLC" to a "Inc., PS," and continued to operate.  The attorney failed to notify DOR of his new status and removed the revocation order posted at his office.  The hearing officer and the Washington State Bar Association's (WSBA) Disciplinary Board (Board) concluded that this conduct was dishonest, illegal, deceitful, and a misrepresentation of his intention to circumvent his tax liabilities and recommended we disbar Stephen D. Cramer.  We adopt the Board's recommendation.

According to AVVO, this is not Cramer's first brush with the Board:






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