News & Events2019-09-11T18:33:17-07:00



We are open for operations, subject to Phase 2 of Washington’s COVID-19 Safe Start Plan safety procedures. Here is a summary of our Phase 2 plan: Our front door shall remain locked, but we are available to meet with you in our office if you schedule a meeting in advance. Most of our team will [...]

Continuing Operations During Covid-19

Chmelik Sitkin & Davis is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service. We care deeply about community, our clients and our staff. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted not only our own team and clients, but also the global community at large. We recognize that our clients, their employees and their [...]

HGTV Magazine Features Handiwork of CSD Paralegal Jenny Brumfield

We’re thrilled to see the handiwork of long time CSD paralegal, Jenny Brumfield, land on the cover of the July/August issue of HGTV magazine.  Jenny said she was surprised to see it there as the magazine had originally reached out to her in the spring but then indicated they were going to go in [...]


More Changes in Store for Residential Landlord Tenant Laws July 2020

A year after the legislature overhauled the Washington Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA), Chapter 59.18 RCW, the legislature has again imposed new regulations impacting Washington residential landlord tenant laws. [For a summary of the July 2019 changes, see Article: Important Changes to Washington Residential Landlord Tenant Law].  The new 2020 updates, which went into effect [...]

New Requirements and Exemptions under the Washington Public Records Act, Effective June 2020

The Washington State Legislature recently amended the Public Records Act (“PRA”) establishing new exemptions related to personal information in employee records and imposes a new requirement for agencies to provide notice to employees when certain information from their personnel file is responsive to a request. The changes to the PRA, RCW 42.56.250, are summarized as [...]

New Subcontractor Listing Requirement for Structural Steel and Rebar Installation Work

“Bid shopping” is the practice of disclosing a subcontractor’s bids to its competitors to negotiate a better deal.  On public works projects, when bids are shopped after the general contractor’s proposals are submitted to the owner, the windfall from the cost-cutting is enjoyed by the general contractor. Washington’s public works statutes restrict the general contractor’s [...]


On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a statement that they will be modifying the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to align with Congress’ amendments in the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. Take away:  The bottom line is that SBA will be issuing rules and guidance, a modified borrower application form, and [...]