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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

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.

April is a big month for firm anniversaries! Christina Corwin, one of our family law attorneys, has been with Reed Longyear now for 13 years. Attorney Frank Shoichet, who works in personal injury, joined us in 2014 and now celebrates his 2 year anniversary. Legal and IT assistant Deanna Hendrickson is now in her 13th year with Reed Longyear. And last, but certainly not least, paralegal Sheila Sowecke celebrates her 10 year anniversary this month. We are extremely grateful to have such dedicated and committed attorneys and staff.

We are pleased to announce that Anton B. Cauthorn has joined our firm this month as an associate attorney.  Anton Cauthorn is a graduate of the University of San Diego Law School and also holds an LLM from the University of Washington.  Anton is originally from the Seattle area and will be working in the areas of trust and estate planning, probate and trust administration as well as tax law and small business planning.

March marks the one year anniversary of paralegal Caroline Aubry with the firm. Caroline supports our attorneys in the areas of personal injury, family law and employment law. Here’s to many more years doing great work with Reed Longyear!

Non-Compete Enforceability Being Questioned in WA State

A new year, and a new legislative season sees Non-Compete Agreement again addressed in the WA State Legislature. Two new bills were proposed and are working their way through the legislative process. It would be a game changer for Non-Compete Agreements in Washington State if either passed. HB 2406 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2016&bill=2406 HB 2931 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2016&bill=2931 Neither bill […]

On Saturday, February 20th, Carla Calogero was a guest speaker at the University of Washington certification program in Care Management. Carla presented on the topic of “Elder Law and Bioethics,” in particular, on the subjects of the continuum of  the promotion of individual autonomy and the protection of vulnerable adults, and on decisional and functional capacities. Students in the professional certification program learn how to manage the health care needs of aging adults and individuals with acute or chronic diseases or disabilities.

Prior to law school, Carla earned a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Washington, which greatly informs her practice as an elder law attorney.

Carla’s practice focuses on elder and special needs law; guardianship, probates and trusts; vulnerable adult protective actions; advance care planning, including end of life planning; and estate planning.

Attorney Michael Longyear will be co-chairing a program for the WSBA Elder Law Section on March 4th. The program is titled “Navigating Elder Law Systems: Advising Clients in a Complex World”. The program agenda and more information can be found here.

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