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Seventh Circuit Concludes that Transmission Constraints Do Not Excuse Payments for Power from Wind Farm

A recent Seventh Circuit decision underscores the dangers of constrained transmission systems for delivering power from renewable energy projects, and the importance of clearly addressing the attendant risks in Power Purchase Agreements.

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CH& Welcomes Back Real Estate Attorney Ryan McFarland

CH& is pleased to announce the return of prominent Seattle real estate attorney, Ryan McFarland. Ryan’s practice is concentrated on complex commercial real estate transactions and development projects both nationally and throughout the Northwest.

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Washington’s Utility Regulation Model Cracks Under Pressure From Microsoft’s Sustainability Policy

Microsoft is leading the charge against the traditional utility model, which, like many large high-tech companies, has adopted a corporate sustainability policy that mandates aggressive reductions in the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and, ultimately, use of 100% renewable energy. Microsoft’s sustainability policy has run head-long into the heavy dependence of its major electricity supplier, Puget Sound Energy, and the collision has produced cracks in Washington’s utility regulatory model that may presage a fundamental rethinking of Washington’s utility business model.

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Read Our Newest Client Spotlight with Plus Investment USA, Inc., and $400 Million Dollar Mixed-Use Development of Downtown Bellevue High-Rise ELEV8

CH& represents real estate development group Plus Investment USA, Inc., in their acquisition, entitlement, financing, and all related transactional aspects of their $400 million dollar mixed-use high rise development in the heart of downtown Bellevue.

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Texas Issued a Nationwide Injunction Blocking the Department of Labor’s “Overtime Rule”

Yesterday a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s “overtime rule” that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1.

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Urban Land Institute Northwest “Emerging Trends in Real Estate”

This week the Urban Land Institute Northwest (ULI) hosted their annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report review with an assemblage of experienced real estate leaders who provide commentary on polemic industry trends.

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Cairncross & Hempelmann Ranked Again In U.S. News World Report And Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

Cairncross & Hempelmann has once again been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms” list

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Nancy Bainbridge Rogers to Present at the NAIOP Washington State – 2016 Night of the Stars Gala

CH& Land Use attorney, Nancy Bainbridge Rogers, is honored to present three awards at NAIOP’s upcoming Night of the Stars Gala. The Night of the Stars recognizes outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risk, sponsored, supported, and made the projects happen.