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 […]

Attorney Longyear to Speak At American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers CLE

Friday April 9th, Attorney Michael Longyear will be co-presenting at a CLE hosted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Along with Attorney Shannon Ellmers of Strata Law Group, Attorney Longyear will be speaking regarding “Ethical Considerations of Working with the Aging Population.” For more information, or to register for this event, please visit https://www.aaml-wa.org/.

Welcome to Our New Staff!

Even in the midst of the COVID pandemic, we have added to our staff team! Join us in welcoming Meng Yu Che, Nick Sunderland and Romina Rafer. Meng Yu Che joins us as a staff attorney, and he will be supporting the Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship groups. Nick Sunderland has joined the firm as […]

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 […]

Welcome Attorney Porter!

Join us in wishing a warm welcome to our new associate attorney, Gregory Porter! Attorney Porter joining us from Phillips Law Firm, with a focus on Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Workers Compensation. We are delighted to have him as part of the team, and look forward to […]

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 […]