We are excited to announce that Carney Badley Spellman has been named one of 2021’s “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report.   Read More

About Our

Clients

We work with a wide range of clients including, individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, closely-held or family businesses, franchises, as well as insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and global industry leaders.  They are in the private sector, public sector and governments.

Our clients are forward thinkers, creative, collaborative and deliver high-quality products and business services to their markets.  Their markets extend into almost every industry including, food and beverage, retail, professional services, arts, health care, education, manufacturing, technology, construction, real estate and more.

We partner with them so they can drive their journeys.

Carney Badley Spellman is a founding member of the State Capital Group.  “SCG Legal is an association of more than 120 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 U.S. state capital cities and in capital cities and major commercial centers around the world. The U.S. member firms organized in 1989 to better serve their clients in sharing information about the practice of law before state legislative, judicial, and executive bodies. Seventeen former governors from both major political parties who had returned to the practice of law took the lead in forming the organization including, former Governor John D. Spellman of Carney Badley Spellman.”

                                                                                                                                                                                    Client Industries

Construction
Architecture
Engineering
Special Trade Contractors
Real Estate
Surveying
Appraising
Lien Claims

Food & Beverage
Hospitality
Travel Services
Retail
Arts
Entertainment
Technology
Gaming

Finance
Banking
Accounting
Insurance
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Social Assistance
Education

Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Farming
Transportation
Warehousing & Storage
Utilities
Electronics
Sporting

News

GDPR Update – The Standard Contractual Clauses Are Getting a Makeover

Last week the European Commission announced that the Standard Contractual Clauses (the “SCCs”) are being updated. These changes primarily apply to entities exporting data out of the European Economic Area. Starting in 2021 . . .

How to Avoid Millions of Dollars in Capital Gains Tax by Using the Qualified Small Business Stock Exclusion

 Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code grants non-corporate taxpayers a tax break of up to $10,000,000 in capital gains on “qualified small business stock” that the taxpayer holds for more than five years . . .

Liberty Upton Posts Article: Should You Update Your Estate Plan In Light of Biden’s Proposed Tax Plan

There has been speculation that tax law changes may occur in the first year of a Biden Presidency if Democrats maintain control of the House of Representatives, and flip the Senate . . .

Community

Outreach

Carney Badley Spellman has a history of being committed to supporting our Pacific Northwest community. We provide leadership on many boards, hands-on involvement in resolving challenging issues and financial support in many community needs.

About

Us

Committed to exceptional client service and professional excellence, the lawyers of Carney Badley Spellman strive to provide the best possible legal counsel to our clients. The diverse backgrounds of our attorneys provide our clients with a team of experienced legal counselors, skilled at developing effective and efficient solutions for a wide variety of legal issues in a multitude of industries and settings. With a focus on the Pacific Northwest, we serve individuals and businesses of all types and sizes from closely-held companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

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