Washington’s New Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Law: Initiative 1433

Blog post written by Sara Campbell and Jay Corker Free. Initiative 1433 was approved by Washington voters on November 8, 2016.  The measure gradually increases the statewide minimum wage to $13.50 per hour by 2020, and requires employers to provide paid sick leave for workers beginning in 2018. Minimum Wage Increases Imposed by I-1433 Beginning on January 1, 2017, the … Continue reading »


Scott E. Feir to Present at US Shopping Center Law Conference

MPBA attorney, Scott Feir, will speak at the 2014 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday October 25th, 2014. Scott and San Francisco attorney Martin Orlick will present alternative resolution strategies for the top ten issues in landlord and tenant lease defaults, which include: Default Notices Defaults Related to ADA Compliance The Failure to Enforce or Comply with … Continue reading »

Kristi O’Brien Featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2013 Law Guide

Kristi O’Brien, leading Seattle business attorney and managing partner of Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC received special mention in the 2013 Law Guide published by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Kristi is featured along with several other Seattle area managing partners in an article entitled, “Changes at the Top” which recaps transitions in law firm management occurring from 2012 … Continue reading »

MPBA Celebrates 100 Years Serving Pacific Northwest Clients

This year Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin is celebrating 100 years of providing legal services to our community, and I am proud to be a part of its tradition. MPBA traces its roots back to W.W. Montgomery’s (view picture) admission to the bar in 1912. His son, Bill, joined his father’s law practice after graduating from the University of Washington … Continue reading »

Kristi O’Brien is a PSBJ "40 Under 40" Recipient

Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC is pleased to announce the selection of lawyer Kristi O’Brien as a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” award for 2011. A leading Seattle business and health care attorney, Kristi possesses extensive legal experience in business formation, governance and transactions, as well as health law compliance for medical providers. As … Continue reading »

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