The Firm has extensive experience with and knowledge of the statutory requirements governing the formation, operation and management of fire protection districts, regional fire authorities, water districts, sewer districts and metropolitan park districts. We regularly counsel and advise clients on complying with the Open Public Records Act, Open Public Meetings Act, public works and bidding statues. Snure, Law Office, PSC has worked with numerous clients to coordinate short and long term financing, manage and implement tax levies and comply with state auditor requirements.
We have extensive experience in working with volunteer fire districts and have developed comprehensive policies and procedures specifically drafted for all volunteer districts. In addition to our extensive fire protection district experience, Brian Snure currently represents water and sewer districts and metropolitan park districts.
Although the firm does not regularly represent city or town fire departments we have been retained to serve as special counsel on specific issues. We also have extensive experience with and knowledge of Titles 35 and 35A RCW having worked with numerous cities to create long term sustainable relationships with adjacent fire districts and fire authorities.
Employment Law/Personnel Management
Our goal in personnel matters is to provide our clients with a risk management approach through the use of effective policies, procedures and management methods. The firm has extensive experience with and knowledge of the laws affecting personnel management including, RCW 41.56 the public employees collective bargaining statute, the Fair Labor Standards Act, IRS and state employment taxes, State and Federal Laws relating to employment discrimination, Labor and Industry regulations and the firefighter safety standards (WISHA and OSHA). The firm has a long history of working cooperatively with the Board for Volunteer Firefighters and the Department of Retirement Systems to resolve issues impacting our clients.
The firm has drafted hundreds of employment contracts, personnel policies and personnel procedures for all types of Districts. Although our philosophy of practicing law focuses on risk management and avoiding liabilities we have represented numerous fire protection districts involved in disputes and litigation involving both paid and volunteer firefighters. Thomas Burke, who is of counsel to our firm, has over 25 years of experience in all areas of employment law litigation in both state and federal courts.
Litigation, Administrative Hearings
Snure Law Office, PSC provides its clients with representation in administrative hearings, quasi-judicial hearings, litigation and appeals. Snure Law Office, PSC has previously represented clients in eminent domain proceedings, Public Records litigation, Boundary Review Board hearings, Growth Management Hearings Board hearings, Public Employment Relations hearings, unlawful detainer actions, Employment Security Department hearings, administrative appeals, Writs of Certiorari, Declaratory Judgments and employment discrimination cases.
The firm maintains a general real estate practice and regularly works with our municipal and non-municipal clients in residential and commercial purchases and leases and general real estate issues.
The firm has been providing estate planning services to its clients for over forty years and strives on working with clients to advise and establish estate plans including, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and to address tax planning issues.
The firm has extensive experience in administering and settling large and small estates both through the probate process and outside of probate process.
Firm attorneys have argued before the State Supreme Court and State Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.