Ryan Espegard Wins a Victory Upholding Development rights in Snohomish County

Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, January 2016

Against strenuous opposition from Snohomish County, GTH attorney Ryan Espegard persuaded the Snohomish County Hearing Examiner that his client had a vested right to operate a marijuana production facility despite Snohomish County’s ban on such uses applicable to his client’s property. Mr. Espegard was dealing with difficult precedent and a trend against honoring development rights, but ultimately obtained a favorable order saving his client’s significant business investment from what otherwise could have been a complete loss.

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