Adam Walters

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Adam Walters practices in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group. Adam is a seasoned transactional, commercial and project lawyer who has provided legal counsel to a variety of clients in the renewable energy, battery energy storage, wind, solar photovoltaic, telecommunications, manufacturing, water, and design and construction industries. He has broad U.S. and international transactional experience that includes EPC, O&M, equipment supply (WTG/BESS/PV), M&A, debt financings, project development, SaaS, intellectual property, solar and storage leases and power purchase agreements.

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A sign of hope: rental car garage at Sea-Tac to proceed

Puget Sound Business Journal reported this week that the Port of Seattle has announced that it will re-commence work on its 23-acre, $419 million dollar rental car facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  The project was put on hold in December 2008 due to the anemic long-term bond market.  According to the Port, it has now … Continue Reading

WA Supreme Court Confirms Right to Claim Liens over Improvements on Public Property

It is well known that public property is not lienable in most states, including Washington. However, it has been generally assumed that under Washington’s mechanic’s lien statute (RCW 60.04), improvements constructed on public property are lienable. In Estate of Haselwood v. Bremerton Ice Arena, Inc., No. 80411-7 (June 25, 2009) the Supreme Court of Washington, … Continue Reading

New WA Supreme Court Opinion has several Construction law implications

On June 18, 2009 the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision in Cambridge Townhomes, et al. v. Pacific Star Roofing, Inc., et al., 81003-6. The decision touches on several issues of interest to the construction industry in Washington. In particular, the Court clarified the law about when a corporation may be held liable as a … Continue Reading

Chinese drywall claims now certified as a class action

Our Sean Gay recently blogged here and here about recent complaints out of Florida and elsewhere concerning defective Chinese-manufactured drywall that emits noxious sulfur gas and has been linked to problems with electrical and air conditioning systems. The latest news is that several such claims have recently been consolidated into a single federal class action … Continue Reading

Statute of limitations: State entity trumps in Safeco Field case

On March 5 2009 the Supreme Court of Washington issued a 6-3 decision in WA State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District v. Huber, Hunt & Nichols-Kiewit Construction, No. 81029-0, in which the court held that the 6-year the statute of limitations for breach of contract did not apply to a construction defect claim … Continue Reading
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