Joshua Reinertson is an Associate Attorney with Reed Longyear. His practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related tax issues. Joshua enjoys working closely with clients to develop estate plans that embody Reed Longyear’s tenets of “proactive planning” and “sensible solutions.” Joshua has experience drafting wills and trusts which implement client goals, whether the goals are general, such as reducing tax liabilities to preserve wealth for future generations, or whether the goals are specific, such ensuring that estate assets are used to set up scholarship endowments.
Joshua received his law degree from Seattle University School of Law, from which he graduated with honors. While in attendance, Joshua excelled in classes dealing with diverse areas of law, however he quickly developed a passion for estate planning. In order to provide clients with refined level of service—and to further his understanding of the technical tax issues involved in estate planning—he attended the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Washington School of Law, where he studied tax law applicable to trusts, estates, retirement accounts, and business entities. Joshua received in Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Washington in 2019.
Prior to joining Reed Longyear, Joshua was a legal extern for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity office. There, he gained experience related to the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws and worked on negotiating settlements of discrimination claims. Joshua began working at Reed Longyear as a legal intern in 2017 and has been a great asset to the firm since.
Joshua also enjoys engaging in volunteer work. He is currently a volunteer with the Washington First Responder Will Clinic, which provides free estate planning to police officers, firefighters, and other first responders. Joshua has also served as a Team Leader with King County Explorer Search and Rescue, an organization providing free-of-charge rescue services on Washington trails.
Outside of the office, Joshua spends his free time riding motorcycles, running on Alki beach, learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, working his way through a variety of classic literature, and enjoying the great Pacific Northwest on mountain bikes or skis.