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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 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!

2020 Rural Palliative Care Education Series: Legal Issues at the Heart of Serious Illness

Join the Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative and our very own Attorney Carla Calogero for a presentation regarding the issues surrounding what your healthcare team needs to understand about the legal issues related to serious illness. Attorney Calogero will be joined by Associate Professor Lisa Brodoff to participate in this discussion, which will be moderated […]

Congratulations to Reed Longyear Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2020

It is with great honor that we recognize the attorneys at our firm who have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2020! We are pleased to announce the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star selection: Michael LongyearSuper Lawyer, 2003-2010 2014-2020 […]