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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Michael Longyear will present at Photo Center Northwest’s panel “Conversations on Mortality” next Tuesday January 27th. Reed Longyear is proud to be a corporate sponsor of their exhibition “Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty.”

Event details:

Tuesday, January 27 | 6:30pm at PCNW Auditorium

Five professionals including Trudy James, End of Life Planning Counselor, and Dr. Andrew Beckstrom, Neonatologist at Swedish Cancer Institute, and Michael Longyear, Elder Law Attorney, discuss how they navigate conversations with their constituencies around topics often shrouded in mystery and fear.

FREE | Please RSVP at or call 206.720.7222

Exhibition details here.

Yesterday’s New York Times article titled Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia speaks about the complexities of mortality and varying opinions on end of life decisions. This is a good read in preparation for the “Conversations on Mortality” Panel next week.



Happy 3 year anniversary at Reed Longyear to Attorney Larissa Chan! Larissa focuses her practice on personal and estate planning, trust administration and probate. We are thrilled to say she is part of our team! Find out more about Larissa and her practice here.

The Art of Personal and Estate Planning : An Overview for Artists

While Personal and Estate Planning can be complex and difficult for anyone to do, artists have the added burden and complexity of making specific provisions for their art to ensure their legacy. This blog post addresses some important items for an artist to consider while doing their estate planning, as well as provides some insight […]

Tipping in Washington State: FAQ for the Employer and Employee

I frequently receive questions about tipping from small business or restaurant owners and employees. The purpose of this article is to provide initial answers to a couple of common questions. As always, this is not intended to be legal advice and context is everything. If you have questions specific to your situation you should consult with […]

Attorneys Mike Longyear and Jason Burnett will be presenting at a CLE course on Probate Administration this Thursday, November 13th.  Mike Longyear is also co-chairing this program! This comprehensive course covers what you need to know from opening a probate to closing a probate and everything in between. Click this link for registration information and further event details!

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Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Carla Calogero as an Associate Attorney to our team of knowledgeable and professional attorneys. Ms. Calogero concentrates her practice in elder and special needs law; guardianships, probates and trusts; vulnerable adult protective actions; litigation and TEDRA (Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act) proceedings, and; advance care and estate planning. Find out more about Carla Calogero and her law practice by visiting her attorney bio page.

Guardianship Pt. 2: How to Start a Guardianship

This is part two of a series on guardianship.  The introduction to the series can be viewed here. How is a guardianship started? Anyone who is interested in the well-being of an alleged incapacitated person’s (AIP) can petition the court for the appointment of a guardian of the person and/or estate.  A guardianship petition contains allegations […]

What an Employer Needs to Know When Creating an Employee Manual

What is an Employee Manual? In Washington State it almost certainly is not a contract or agreement to change the at-will nature of your employment. It is a guide for Employees to understand Company policies. It is a guide for Employers to understand their obligations under the law, and to establish policies and goals in […]

Guardianship Pt. 1: An Introduction to Guardianship

Clients often come to Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC with questions about guardianship and what it means.  While a guardianship proceeding can be stressful and complicated, it can be mitigated with the help of an experienced guardianship attorney, as well as taking a proactive approach to gain an understanding of the process and the […]

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