February 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join NWSID and attorney Farron Curry, back by popular demand, to discuss how to manage risk and liability in your interior design business

NWSID is thrilled to bring Seattle based attorney Farron Curry of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt back to speak to our members on ways to protect yourself, manage risk, and lower liability. Topics will include:

  • Entity versus Sole Proprietorship – what are your options and why does it matter?
  • Contracts – what is one, when do you need one, why do you need one, and what should it cover?
  • Are you and your team Independent Contractors or Employees, what is the difference, and why does it matter?
  • Licensing and Registration – Is it ever required?
  • Indemnification and Insurance – What are your options and what is the value?

Bring your legal questions and learn best practices from Farron’s many years of experience in the legal world, guiding professionals on business-related practices and issues. Farron’s talk at Organized Spaces in 2018 was incredibly well received and we’re thrilled to bring her back! While legal guidance like this would normally cost hundreds of dollars per hours, NWSID is thrilled to offer her expertise to our members at a small fraction of that cost.

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Farron Curry is an experienced litigator who helps Schwabe’s clients resolve and prevent business and employment-related disputes.

Farron regularly assists manufacturers, distributors and retailers who are facing complex litigation matters involving commercial and/or employment-related claims. She has successfully represented clients through all stages of litigation in Washington state and federal courts, including a number of arbitrations and trials. Farron is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy, where the faculty identified her as “a leader” and “one of the group’s best.”

Growing up in a family that made its living in the food, beverage and grocery business, Farron gained first-hand insight into the issues manufacturers, retailers and business owners confront on a daily basis. Farron never assumes to know her client’s or opponent’s end goal. She always asks. Then, with that intel, she strives to find creative solutions that meet her client’s objectives (just ask her about the time she literally searched for buried gold to help a client satisfy a judgment).

Farron’s extensive litigation experience allows her to provide reliable, practical advice about how to avoid a lawsuit altogether. She regularly gives advice and presentations on employment and business-related issues, like employee discipline and termination, discrimination and harassment, disability and accommodation, wage and hour issues like Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time law, non-competition agreements, warranty and consumer protection issues, and judgment collection.