News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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 […]

We’re celebrating several firm anniversaries in November. Jeanelle Richardson (15 years), Joy Yabanci (9 years), Attorney Jason Burnett (8 years), and Attorney Noah Williams (4 years). Thank you all for your dedication and hard work!

Carla Calogero will be a program co-chair for the Seattle University School of Law’s Master’s Level Elder Law CLE. Attorney Calogero will be a moderator for the panel titled “End of Life on One’s Own Terms: A In-depth Panel Discussion”. This panel will focus on end-of-life decision making, palliative care/hopsice, and advance care planning.

Real Estate Syndication Explained

In its most basic form, the real estate syndication is the solicitation and pooling of multiple investor’s money to acquire an existing asset or develop a new project and distribute the profits (or losses) to the investors and the syndicators. The person organizing and syndicating the Project is commonly referred to as the sponsor.  The […]

What to Know When Hiring a Nanny

As childcare for newborns and young children becomes more expensive families may find they can hire a nanny (or nanny share) for a comparable cost as daycare. Parts of a nanny or nanny share are very convenient – location, child to caretaker ratio, no stressful waiting list etc. However, the paperwork involved in hiring a […]

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