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Certified Professional Guardianship Board Supplemental Training

The Certified Professional Guardianship Board is having a Supplemental Training course in partnership with the Office of Guardianship and Elder Services for the Administrative Office of the Courts. This program is for individuals seeking to become certified professional guardians. The training will be held across 2 dates, Saturday March 20 and Saturday April 10, and […]

Welcome Attorney Woolery!

Please join us in welcoming Attorney Sophia Woolery to the Reed Longyear Family Law team! Attorney Woolery joins us from Michael W Bugni & Associates PLLC. She has been in practice since 2014, and practices exclusively in the area of family law, including but not limited to marital dissolutions, child custody actions, actions for child […]

Attorney Michael Longyear Elected to WAPG Board of Directors

Reed Longyear’s own Attorney Michael Longyear has been elected to the Washington Association of Professional Guardians (WAPG) 2021 board of directors. This is a 2 year term, which attorney Longyear will serve 2021-2023. The WAPG is an exclusive organization representing the interests of Certified Professional Guardians (CPGs) in Washington State that meet the standards of […]

Minimum Wage Increase: January 1, 2021

The state’s minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. The change is significant this year because it also impacts wages paid to some salaried employees exempt from overtime and other protections under state law. Salaried executive, administrative and professional workers, and computer professionals must earn a salary above a minimum […]

Northwest Family Business Advisors Panel

On January 13th, our very own Attorney Michael Longyear will be a member on the panel of the Northwest Family Business Advisors event titled Transitioning A Family Member: Health Assistance and Fiduciary Management. Attorney Longyear will be joined by fellow panelists Kris Kirwan of Fedelta and Adrienne Miller of Forever Care Services, and moderator Pam […]

An Update from Attorney Carry Porter

We are happy to announce that attorney Carry Porter has expanded her practice to include mediation. Notwithstanding her substantive experience in courtroom, Carry is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution, especially mediation, to cost-effectively resolve conflict between people. Her mediation practice primarily focuses on family law matters, including establishing a parenting plan, spousal maintenance, child […]

Michael Longyear: A Great Attorney and an Even Better Human Being

Written by our own Attorney Mary Anne Vance, a profile was published in the November 2020 King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin reflecting on Attorney Michael Longyear. To quote another of our attorneys, Jason Burnett, “This is only a portion of the recognition Mike so richly deserves, but it’s a start.” We consider it an […]

Estate Planning Management Tips from the Reed Longyear Estate Planning Department

The Reed Longyear Estate Planning Group continues to work full-time providing you with the best possible legal services during this challenging time.  We continue to write new Estate Planning documents, administer Trusts and process Probate matters daily. Here are a few “Tips” to consider in managing your estate plan. Retirement Accounts: Planning Tip from Attorney […]

King County Bar Association: 16th Annual Probate Administration Seminar

This year’s seminar is stacked with Reed Longyear attorneys! Attorney Michael Longyear is a Co-Chair for this year’s program. Attorneys Mary Anne Vance, Jason Burnett, and Anton Cauthorn are all speakers at the event. This course covers what you need to know from opening a probate to closing a probate and everything in between: Preparing […]

Congratulations to the Best Lawyers in America!

A big congratulations to both Attorneys Michael Longyear and Mary Anne Vance, who were once again honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates. We are proud to work alongside such wonderful, hardworking attorneys. We honor you for this well deserved acclaim!