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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Seattle Income Tax: What it Means for You

You may have heard about the new Seattle Income tax of 2.25%. If you are wondering what the tax means for you, here are answers to some common questions about the tax: Who will be required to pay the income tax? The tax only applies to Seattle residents. Additionally, only married couples earning more than […]

Reed Longyear was proud to sponsor this year’s King County Bar Association’s Annual Awards Dinner. We extend our congratulations to the honorees and recognize the important contributions they have made to justice in our community.

Top 10 Questions Asked at a First Consult for Divorce

One of the heaviest doors to open is the one that leads to your first meeting with a divorce lawyer. In addition to all the emotional stress of separating from your life partner, there are usually an endless number of questions about the path you are about to travel. Having met with countless clients who […]

We are pleased to announce that attorney Carla Calogero is now a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. The Estate Planning Council is a local organization focused on furthering the education of professionals and providing resources regarding the complex issues of estate planning. Membership includes local attorneys, CPA’s, trust officers, insurance professionals and financial planners.

In case you missed the King County Bar Foundation’s Breakfast with Champions this year, Morris Dees’ inspirational speech is now on the Bar Foundation’s website.

US Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for Veteran in Family Law Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously handed a victory to veterans when it decided Howell v. Howell, No. 15-1031. The case involved an Air Force veteran, who was divorced from his former wife more than 25 years ago. Anticipating the husband’s future retirement, the divorce decree awarded 50% of his retirement benefits to the […]

This month we celebrate the anniversary of John Vaughey and Shane Yelish. Shane joined our office in 2010 and works primarily with commercial small businesses. John, whose practice focuses on personal injury, is celebrating his 11th year with Reed Longyear. We greatly appreciate your dedication to our practice!

Trade Secrets – A Primer

The protection of trade secrets is a growing topic of concern for our clients. These situations don’t usually involve elaborate thefts but rather concerns of misuse by former employees. This primer is designed to help both employers and departing employees better understand trade secret concerns. This is not legal advice, but a guide to prompt […]

Estate Tax Planning for Married Non-US Citizens Residing in the US

Living in Washington state, you may face two estate taxes when you die: a Washington estate tax and a federal estate tax. If you are married and have a non-US citizen spouse, you may need to consider special estate tax planning as part of your estate plan to reduce these estate taxes. Washington estate taxes […]

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