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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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 […]

Attorney Anton Cauthorn will be giving presentations on digital assets and durable powers-of-attorney at the Personal Estate Planning for the 99% program this Wednesday 04/12. There is still time to register! See the KCBA program for details.

April marks several Reed Longyear anniversaries! Christina Corwin, family law attorney and resident mediator, has been with us for 14 years. Attorney Frank Shoichet, whose practice focuses on personal injury, celebrates his 3 year anniversary. Paralegal Sheila Sowecke will be celebrating her 11th year anniversary with RLMA. Legal and IT assistant Deanna Hendrickson will mark her 14th year with Reed Longyear. Finally, estate planning attorney Anton Cauthorn will be celebrating his one-year anniversary of joining out team! Thank you all, we are beyond grateful to have such dedicated attorneys and staff!

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Recognizes Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation as Prohibited by Title VII

The federal appellate courts across the United States have nearly unanimously held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was not prohibited under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Of the 13 appellate courts in the United States, the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of […]

Attorney Michael Longyear will be a program chair for the King County Bar Association’s legal seminar Personal Estate Planning for the 99%. Attorney Anton Cauthorn will be joining him as a speaker at the event covering the topics of Digital Assets and Durable Powers-of-Attorney for Finances & Property. The event will take place on April 12 and registration is available through the KCBA website.

We are happy to announce that Elizabeth A. Hanley has joined Reed Longyear as a member! Hanley comes to Reed Longyear from her individual practice, The Hanley Law Firm PLLC, and brings with her paralegal Brittany Bitar. Elizabeth works in the areas of general litigation, employment law, civil rights and personal injury.

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