Jordan Ramis PC - Attorneys at Law Established in 1963, we are an entrepreneurial law firm serving business and government throughout the Pacific Northwest. Articles written by attorneys at Jordan Ramis PC are featured here. Jordan Ramis PC en-us Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:50:16 -0700 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:50:16 -0700 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Case of Federal or State Jurisdiction On June 21, 2019, the US Supreme Court overruled a 1985 case concerning the taking of property for public use, because it led to unexpected, and unfairly applied, results. Leadership Corner: Stop and Consider How to Share the Opportunity Think about how you got started and the benefits conferred upon you by others in your field, and look for the opportunity to serve others in that same way. HB 1923 Passed; Encouragement for Increased Housing Density Earlier this month, Governor Inslee signed into law HB 1923, an act amending the Growth Management Act (GMA) to provide incentives for local governments to increase housing density. PFAS, Part 2: Congress, States Try to Fill Gap Created by EPA Inaction UPDATE On April 25, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published and requested public comments on Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate. PFAS, Part 2: Congress, States Try to Fill Gap Created by EPA Inaction Since the EPA released its PFAS Action Plan, there has been a flurry of activity at both the federal and state levels to address, or not, this growing public health issue. Leadership Corner: Mentoring Part 2 There is so much more we can all learn from each other than just how to refine our paycheck-earning skills. That’s why it’s important to have mentors of all ages, experience levels, skill sets, and walks of life. Identifying the Type and Form of an Easement is Critical in Evaluating Obligations and Rights Easements are one of the most common—and often misunderstood—real property interests in law. Washington State Licensing Decisions Do Not Need to Defer to Local Zoning Restrictions on Marijuana Producing and Processing Facilities Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals concluded that the state's Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A, "GMA") does not require the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the "Board") to defer to and incorporate local zoning laws when making licensing decisions. Jordan Ramis Law Clerk Keenan Ordon-Bakalian Named Recipient of 2019 Larry Kressel Memorial Scholarship Jordan Ramis is proud to announce the Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2019 Larry Kressel Memorial Scholarship honoree is Keenan Ordon-Bakalian. Leadership Corner: Mentoring Part 1 I want to look at how we’re communicating to bring others forward in their careers. Are we mentoring?