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Seth Edward Millstein

Seth Edward Millstein

Practice areas:

Construction & Development

Seth Millstein

About Me

I handle a range of civil litigation matters.  All of them involve contracts, to some degree.  I try to help clients resolve their disputes; then I work with the client to plan ahead so that they can avoid disputes next time around.  I realize it's still a tough economy.  So I really strive to be as practical as possible. Running my own firm allows me to be incredibly flexible, and work towards the best solution possible.  I don't have a lot of overhead, so I can focus on each client and not worry about making my "numbers" for each month.  It might sound trite, but I think of each client as if he or she were a friend or a member of my family, and I look at each situation candidly -- good, bad or ugly -- so that we can to the most practical decision about what steps make sense. And of course, which do not.  




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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Construction & Development: 100%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Hamilton H Gardiner

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    Hamilton Gardiner Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Seth was opposing counsel on 3 construction lien cases I had this past winter. He knows the field inside/out. These were all small laborer liens on behalf of my Latino clilents. Seth knew how to cut to the chase and resolve the cases quickly. Unlike other counsel -- from small firms and large firms -- he did not drag the case on. This benefitted his clients because they did not have to pay him for unnecessary work, and they ended up paying a very small amount for my time -- these are fee shifting cases. In the interest of complete disclosure, he recently endorsed me. I would not have thought of doing an AVVO endorsement -- I never have done one before. But every word is the truth. I'd sign a declaration on that.

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    David Mark Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Pillar Law PLLC

1800 9th Avenue
Suite 1630
Seattle, WA, 98101-1322

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200405/05/2015
ORInactive200305/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Approved CLE SpeakerWashington State Bar Association2008
Certified Real Estate InstructorWashington State Department of Licensing2007
Certified TrainerNational Association of Homebuilders2007
Approved CES ProviderAmerican Institute of Architects2007
AIA Practice & Ethics Group/ Contributing member/ EditorAmerican Institue of Architects2005
Law & Entrepreneurship Student of the Year University of Oregon School of Law2002
Magna Cum LaudeTufts University1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPillar Law PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerLinville Law Firm PLLC2004 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
urban land use instituteAssociate Member2013 - Present
Northwest Wall and Ceiling BureauMember2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Master Builders Association of King-Snohomish CountyMember/Instructor2004 - Present
Building Industry Association of WashingtonMember/Instructor2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rims v. Northwest Window and DoorFull recovery of fees for the contractor
Joseph J. Jefferson v. Cobra ConstructionReceived 100%, including attorney fees
Employee Painters' Trust v. Omega et alIndividual defendants dismissed with prejudice on summary judgment

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Daily Journal of CommerceConsumer Protection Act2013
Daily JournalPlain English Initiative2013
Daily JournalThe Haze of Construction Liens2013
Daily JournalIndependent Duty Doctrine2013
Daily Journal of CommerceWhat's in your construction contract?2011
Daily Journal of CommercePay-if-Paid Clauses2011
Daily Journal of CommerceLiability can continue after warranty expires2011
Daily Journal of CommerceWhy Change Orders Are Often a Good Thing2010
Department of Labor and Industry Contractors WorkshopProtection of Assets2009
Department of Labor and Industry Contractors WorkshopPreparing a Form Contract2009
Pacific Legal SeminarsSubcontracting in Washington State2009
PLS Business Law Seminar For Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Designers, & ConsultantsProfessional Services Agreements, Liens, Employment Agreements and Protection of Intellectual Property2009
Pacific Legal SeminarsPreparation and Recording of Liens in Oregon2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2003
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Tufts UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State L&I Seminar (Seattle)Liens and Contracts2013
Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau Jan MeetingGetting Paid...Sooner rather than Later2011
Pella Pro ExpoContracts and Liens2010
Washington State L&I Seminar (Columbia Basin CC)Protecting Your Assets2008
Washington State L&I SemianrConstruction Contracts, Subcontracts and Protecting Your Assets2008
Pacific Legal Seminars (Portland)Washington & Oregon Lien Law & Contract Law2008
Washington State L&I Seminar (Vancouver)Noncompetition and Nondisclosure Agreements2007
Washington State L&I Seminar (Tumwater)Asset Protection and Proper Entity Formation2007
Washington State L&I Seminar (Seattle)Compliance with Washington State Administrative Regulations2007
Washington State L&I Seminar (Seattle)Risk Avoidance and Personal Liabilities2007
PLS Business Law SeminarBusiness Law for Architects and Engineers2007
PLS A/E Business Law SeminarCovenants Not to Compete2007
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America ConferenceCreditor - Debtor Law2007
MBA ConferenceContract Terms and Enforcement2007
Washington State L&I Seminar (Vancouver)Choices of Subchapter S Corportation or LLC2006
Washington State L&I Seminar (Olympia)The Uniform Trade Secret Act2006
Pacific Legal SeminarsProtection of Intellectual Property Rights2006
American Institute of ArchitectsCopyright Law2006