Category Archives: General

Skip Li keynotes 2016 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

ELM founder Skip Li was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, an annual bipartisan gathering of politicians, community leaders, and students. The event dates back to a 1935 gathering of business executives in Seattle that gathered to pray about the issues of the day. In 1941, new Washington Governor Arthur Langley invited […]

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Being a Courageous Citizen

Ellis, Li & McKinstry is proud to co-sponsor an important Town Hall event “Being a Courageous Citizen” on July 20 at 6:30 PM. The subject of the evening is Gordon Hirabayashi, who challenged the U.S. government’s race-based evacuation orders as a University of Washington student during World War II and was sentenced to jail. ELM partner […]

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When the Hawks were but a glimmer …

All lawyers have “war stories” to share. Amid the euphoria generated by the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win and celebration parade in downtown Seattle, a wonderful tidbit of forgotten history surfaced. We recently learned that our own Skip Li played a role – albeit a small one – in getting the Seahawks for Seattle. He’s shared […]

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Residential Construction Contracts

Construction is moving again.  From mega-projects like the SR99 Tunnel and the SR520 bridge to new housing projects down to the modest bathroom remodel, these improvements bring great benefits to our communities. They also carry endless possibilities for disputes through misunderstandings, mistakes or even overt misconduct.  Owners and contractors in large projects work closely with […]

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Steve O’Ban Appointed to State Senate

ELM Partner Steve O’Ban has been appointed by the Pierce County Council to the vacancy in the Washington State Senate created by the death of Senator Mike Carrell.  Steve served this last term in the Washington State House of Representatives after being elected in November 2012.  He will continue to practice law at ELM; in […]

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ELM Partner to Serve in Olympia

Congratulations to our partner Steve O’Ban, for winning a seat to the Washington state House of Representatives!  Steve will serve on the Business and Financial Services, Transportation and Judiciary Committees. He is the assistant ranking member of Judiciary. Steve will be representing the 28th District, which encompasses a swath of Pierce County that includes Joint […]

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Chase that Dream!

How often have we wanted to make a meaningful impact for good on the world and then surrendered to complacency because of a voice in our head that says “but what can I really do?” Maybe some inspiration will dampen the doubts and fears that rein us in. Buy This Land, written by ELM partner […]

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua, here we come.

The lawyers and staff at ELM have committed to come alongside the villagers of Agroaldea San José in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua.  San José is one of nine villages in Nicaragua sponsored by Agros International.  ELM will provide funding over the next five years to support the 26 families in their productive agricultural and human […]

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