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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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.

January marks the five year anniversary for associate attorney Larissa Chan with Reed Longyear. Larissa works in the areas of personal and estate planning, trust administration and probate. Your hard work and commitment are vital to our success, thank you for five years of service!

Washington State Minimum Wage Increase

The election on November 8, 2016 saw the confirmation of Initiative 1433, which will increase the Washington State minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by 2020. Similar to the Seattle minimum wage increase, this will be a gradual transition spread from year to year. Starting January 1 of each consecutive year, the Washington State minimum […]

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