News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

This month we celebrate two firm anniversaries in our family law department. Erin Blower has worked with Reed Longyear as an associate attorney since 2013, and paralegal Shirlee Murphy has now been with the firm for 10 years. Your hard work and commitment are vital to our success, thank you for many wonderful years of service!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016

How many movies have you seen in which a young man or woman pursues a relationship with an older individual in order to gain money, status, or just better their own well-being?  Conflicts occur. Problems are solved.  Hilarity ensues. While Hollywood often embellishes this exploitation with comedy, the reality of these situations is much darker. […]

We are happy to announce that four Reed Longyear attorneys have been recognized during 2016 Super Lawyers nominations! Attorneys Michael Longyear and Jason Burnett were selected as 2016 Super Lawyers, while Carla Calogero and Noah Williams were selected as 2016 Rising Stars. Washington Super Lawyers uses a rigorous selection process that involves peer evaluations and nominations to choose outstanding attorneys to be recognized for their expertise and professional achievements. Congratulations to all of the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selected this year!

Attorney Michael Longyear will be moderating a panel today for the Seattle Foundation’s PACE Seminar “Perils and Pitfalls of Planning with Art and Collectibles: What You Need to Know if your Client Wants to Donate Collections to Charity”.

This month we celebrate firm anniversaries for three attorneys in the office. Julie Sommer has now been with Reed Longyear for 8 years. Attorney Sommer practices in the areas of social security and guardianship. Personal injury attorney John Vaughey celebrates 10 years with the firm. Lastly, attorney Shane Yelish, who works in real estate and small business, has now been with us for 6 years. As always, we’re happy to recognize our devoted team!

Protecting Your Beneficiaries with an IRA Trust

IRAs and other retirement accounts can be some of the largest assets in an estate, often second only to a home.  If you have an IRA, you can decide who receives your IRA after your death by filling out a beneficiary designation form naming beneficiaries—children, spouse, or any other person—for your IRA. After your death, […]

Attorney Michael Longyear will be co-chairing and Attorney Jason Burnett will be speaking at a King County Bar Association program this Friday, May 13th. The Continuing Legal Education Program is titled “Probate Litigation: Non-TEDRA Causes of Actions and Alternatives”, and Attorney Burnett will be speaking on Quiet Title Actions and Ejectments.

This morning, Reed Longyear attorneys and staff attended the 2016 Family Law CASA Annual Breakfast to benefit at-risk children in the greater King County area. We would especially like to congratulate RADM Herb Bridge and Edie Hilliard as recipients of the 2016 Mabry De Buys Memorial Award!

Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) works to ensure advocacy and a safe environment for children when their parents are involved in tough custody cases. The organization serves low-to-moderate income homes on contested paternity, divorce and third-party custody cases.

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