New Mexico
            Albuquerque, New Mexico
            Bernalillo County, New Mexico
            New Mexico State Government

            City of Seattle
            King County Government
            Snohomish County
            Pierce County
            Access Washington (Washington State Government)


American Bar Association – includes a number of public information and outreach sources.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Trade organization of CPAs.  Includes publications and newsletters

State Bar of New Mexico

Washington State Bar Association

Legal Research Resources

United States Code
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register

Other Useful Resources

Washington Attorney General (Consumer Protection)
Internal Revenue Service
IRS Forms & Publications
Better Business Bureau
Consumer Price Indexes
Bureau of Labor Statistics


New Mexico
Albuquerque Journal online
Santa Fe New Mexican -
Las Cruces Sun-News -

          The Everett Herald
            The News Tribune (Tacoma, Pierce County)
            Seattle Post Intelligencer
            Seattle Times

Business and Business Entities

Lawyers Company Service, Ltd. ( – Learn about and form a simple New Mexico LLC  or corporation online, with a complete set of New Mexico attorney reviewed and approved documents.  There is also an extensive Glossary and discussion or various types of business entities.

Doing Business in Washington

A number of sources of small business information are available.  For aspects of starting a new business, consider these three:

U.S. Small Business Administration -

There is information here about scores of topics pertaining to starting and operating a small business, including

  • Write a Business Plan
  • Finance Start-Up
  • Buy a Business
  • Buy a Franchise
  • Name Your Business
  • Choose a Structure
  • Protect Your Ideas
  • Get Licenses and Permits
  • Pick a Location
  • Lease Equipment
  • Manage Employees
  • Market and Price
  • Market and Sell
  • Understand Fair Practice
  • Pay Taxes
  • Get Insurance
  • Handle Legal Concerns – Starting a Business
This site has similar information, in a more streamlined but also more commercial format.

Small Business Notes -
A private, not-too-commercial site offering a wide variety of resources, including extensive links, for new and existing businesses.


Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies (University of Washington): 
See Publications and Real Estate Links.

National Association of Realtors: Realtor trade organization.
See their Research and Industry News webpages.

Regional Economic Conditions:   Extensive collection of reports and tables, updated eight times a year or quarterly, depending on the data, provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. This site allows anyone with internet access to research any state, MSA, or county to view standard graphs, tables, and maps depicting economic conditions and how they have changed over time. Economic data is arranged by geography. Data includes industry activity, employment and income, real estate activity, selected commodity prices, and more.

U.S. Market Data (Cushman & Wakefield):   This worldwide real estate firm offers useful brief quarterly reports on the U.S. office and industrial real estate market, for many municipalities. The reports are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and usually just one page in length.

NAIOP – Trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate.

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority -  New Mexico state affordable housing commission. Includes general information about housing, mortgage finance.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission - Washington state affordable housing commission. Includes general information about housing, mortgage finance.


Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 
New York Stock Exchange / Euronext -
General securities law of exempt offerings "Basics of Exempt Secutities Offerings" by Robert Pampell, Esq.
Primer on How to Offer and Sell Securities (Article, Foley Lardner) (PDF)  (Law firm web site with main focus on securities litigation and arbitration)


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