Homeless In Seattle?

We just received this.  WTF?

TO ALL HANDS (SEATTLE):

I have heard various rumors in the hallways to the effect that the Seattle office will close imminently and therefore that everyone needs to move out pronto. To clarify, here is the status.

The landlord has not issued a notice to vacate. If such a notice were issued, the notice period would be ten days. For reasons too long to explain, we overpaid rent throughout 2008. When those overpayments came to our attention, the firm asked that they be applied to cover (completely) the October rent obligation. The landlord has since asserted that the overpayments instead should be applied toward a fee that was due in connection with our give-back of space on 58. The Dissolution Committee is working with our outside counsel and communicating with the landlord to hopefully resolve this issue, and to clarify with the landlord any issues relating to removal of property from our space. To the best of my knowledge, closure of this office is not imminent and the date of closure remains to be determined, based on the pace of collections versus ongoing costs and also based on the banks’ decisions about what spending they will approve.

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2 Responses to “Homeless In Seattle?”


  1. 1 Yet another ex-Hellerite 7 October 2008 at 11:14 am

    Cooley’s taking over at least part of the Seattle office as part of their pickup of the VLG people. That really sucks.

  2. 2 Hellite 7 October 2008 at 11:45 am

    SS Heller is taking on water! All hands to the life vests!


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