News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

COVID19 Guidance for Employers

This is an exceptionally difficult time for many local businesses and our clients. The rapidly changing landscape makes it difficult to plan precisely. This general guidance can be used as a framework for addressing several employment related questions as of March 25, 2020. We expect both the advice and situation to change so please check […]

Estate Planning Self-Help in Uncertain Times: A Note From Mary Anne Vance

In times of uncertainty or distress, I focus on the things I can control, like what I’ll make for dinner or when will I take a walk. Having some sense of control stabilizes me.  During the past two weeks I have talked with many clients about ways they can confirm their control of their advance […]

COVID19 Update: The CARES Act

A Brief Overview of Key Provisions for Small Businesses While large and small businesses are both suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses generally lack the resources to outlast what is likely to be a long-term impact on their business operations. On Friday, March 27, the largest economic stimulus package in American […]

Virtual Donor Town Hall Hosted by Fred Hutch

Join Fred Hutch for their next virtual Donor Town Hall on Wednesday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m. PDT. Dr. Thomas Lynch Jr., President and Director, will be joined by Drs. Stephanie Lee and Steve Pergam. They will share updates on Fred Hutch’s COVID-19 efforts and answer more of your questions. Dr. Lee is […]

Coronavirus and Your Parenting Plan

As a parent, you’re concerned about coronavirus and want to do everything possible to safeguard your kids — and yourself — from this fast spreading health risk. But as a divorced co-parent, you’ve also got the added pressure of needing to coordinate COVID-19 precautionary measures with your ex.  Could COVID-19 disrupt your parenting plan? When […]

Considerations in Individualized End of Life Planning

Patient Autonomy and the Right to Self-Determination in Medical and End-of-Life Decision Making: A competent individual’s right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment is generally acknowledged and accepted, as is an individual’s ability to exercise this right through advance written directives, or through a surrogate decision maker. Self-determination and the right to autonomy in healthcare and […]

SECURE Act

On December 20, 2019, the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, otherwise known as the “SECURE Act” was signed into law. The SECURE Act brings changes to the tax treatment of Traditional IRAs and other types of qualified retirement accounts. These changes impact clients who are using retirement accounts to transfer wealth to […]

Update re: COVID19

At Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, we are committed to providing quality, proactive planning and representation.  Your health, our health, and public safety are paramount, and we are taking practical steps to protect all of us in this uncertain time.  Until further notice, and effective immediately, we will curtail office hours and in-person appointments in […]

Continuing Legal Education: Updates in Guardianship and Elder Law

On March 31, 2020 the King County Bar Association will be hosting a CLE on Advanced Topics and Updates in Guardianship and Elder Law, co-sponsored by the KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law section. Our own Attorney Carla Calogero will be presenting on the topic of Case Law and Legislative Update, alongside Kevin Khong of Helsell […]

Estate Planning Council of Seattle February Meeting

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Attorneys Michael Longyear and Carla Calogero attended the Estate Planning Council of Seattle dinner at The Rainier Club in Seattle. At the dinner, Ashley Velategui of Bernstein’s Wealth Strategies Group gave an informative presentation on issues to consider on existing plans that include trusts funded by retirement accounts. Clients who […]