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Michael Fandel

Michael Fandel

Mike’s practice focuses on complex commercial and business litigation, including residential and commercial real estate, product and premises liability, contract disputes, and insurance coverage. He also has extensive experience in franchise and distribution, eminent domain, and class action litigation. Mike is a member of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution team.

Posts by Michael Fandel

Executive Orders & Carbon Emissions: Can Governor Inslee Establish A Low Carbon Fuel Standard Without Legislation?

Posted in Alternative Fuels, Climate Change, Emerging Policy, Energy Policy, Legislation

The authority of a governmental executive to issue an executive order has recently been a hot topic in the politico-legal world. President Obama’s issuance of Executive Order 13682 sparked a national debate over the Executive’s power to establish and enforce his own laws on controversial issues. The validity of executive orders may very soon become… Continue Reading

Washington’s Upcoming Elections and the Environment: Pay Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain

Posted in Climate Change, Emerging Policy, Shellfish Industry

Governor Jay Inslee enjoyed some national publicity this week, when The New York Times published an article about the governor’s climate change policies in the wake of recent deaths of baby oysters in Washington. Mr. Inslee and others attribute the oyster mortality to rising acidification in the Pacific Ocean, which feeds the Puget Sound, caused… Continue Reading