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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

This month we celebrate the three year anniversary of Noah Williams. Attorney Williams, an associate attorney at Reed Longyear, focuses his practice on employment law matters. We are happy to have him as part of our dynamic team!

Is it Time to Update your Personal and Estate Planning Documents?

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to review your Personal and Estate Planning documents. Personal and Estate Planning documents are essential safeguards for you and your loved ones in case of incapacity or death. It is important to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances and events by having personal planning documents […]

This month we wish Melissa Macdonald a very happy five year anniversary with Reed Longyear. Melissa works as a litigation paralegal and has over 15 years of legal experience in a wide range of areas, including personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice, business and commercial litigation, class-action suits, and real estate matters (both transactional and litigation). Melissa graduated magna cum laude from WSU, and is only the second person in the State of Washington to have earned both CORE (CRP) and PACE (RP) designations by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  In addition to her legal work, Melissa plans firm events and replenishes the coveted office candy basket. We are lucky to have Melissa’s festive attitude and disciplined work ethic as part of the Reed Longyear team. Congratulations on five great years!

This evening attorneys Carla Calogero and Michael Longyear will be honored at the King County Bar Association‘s Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception, which celebrates those who serve as pro bono volunteers and bar committee members. Congratulations Carla and Michael, and thank you for all that you do in the legal community. Learn how to get more involved here.

Attorney Noah Williams recently presented at a Continuing Legal Education program on the topic of  “Employment and Independent Contractor Concerns for Home Health Care Providers.” Access his presentation here!

Buyer Beware: Seller Misrepresentation Claims in Washington State

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions most people engage in during their lifetime. Despite its significance, many people make the decision to purchase prior to hiring a professional home inspector to examine the current condition of the structure and property. This has been particularly true in the Puget Sound Region’s hot […]

On August 17th Attorney Carla Calogero presented to Geriatric Fellows at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System on the topic of advance care directives and surrogate decision-making, including guardianship, in Washington State. VA Puget Sound serves the health care needs of over 80,000 veterans in the Pacific Northwest. Carla focuses her practice on elder and special needs law, and regularly speaks at elder law related events in the community.

Congratulations to one of our most valuable legal staff members, Christopher Fast on nine years with Reed Longyear. Christopher directly assists Attorney Michael Longyear and is a registered Washington State Guardian. We look forward to the years to come and wish him well on his family travels this month!

We are wishing a happy anniversary this month to Attorney Erin Blower who joined Reed Longyear two years ago as an associate. Erin focuses her practice on family law litigation. She is known by colleagues and clients for her thorough manner in handling complex cases and supportive demeanor. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out her recent blog post that provides insight for families and individuals affected by domestic violence.

Congratulations Erin on two great years!