Blog Posts

Do Powers of Attorney Go Stale?

Although much of estate planning deals with what happens after one dies, it’s equally important for a person to have a plan for making critical financial or medical decisions if he or she is unable to make them for themselves. This article explains the need to review and update powers of attorney. Your powers of […]

Foreign Assets and Your Estate Plan

Have you thought about your foreign held assets in your estate plan? It is somewhat surprising how often individuals fail to disclose foreign assets to their estate planning advisors. They assume that these assets are not relevant to their “U.S.” estate plans, so they are not worth mentioning. But if a person owns real estate […]

Opting-Out of the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act

Many Washingtonians are unaware that the Washington Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act, passed on July 28, 2019, allows the option to opt-out of the mandatory 0.58% withholding on employee wages. You must opt-out by November 1, 2021. However, opting out would require purchasing private long-term care insurance by November 1, 2021. If you would […]

Welcome Attorney Xan Gerson!

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra “Xan” Gerson has joined the Law Firm of Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC as Of Counsel. Xan will be handling select cases and providing invaluable guidance to the firm’s legal practice regarding estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. We are excited to have Xan apply her […]

Estate Planning With Intention CLE

Thursday June 3rd, 2021, Attorney Michael Longyear was a featured presenter and moderator at a CLE hosted by the Endowment for Equal Justice titled Estate Planning with Intention. Along with Teresa Byers of Ogden Murphy Wallace and Gail Mautner of Lane Powell, Attorney Longyear presented on topics such as the pros and cons of probate/non-probate, […]

Annual Estate Planning for the 99% Program

The King County Bar Association annual Estate Planning for the 99% program will be held on Friday May 14th, 2021. This year’s virtual program will be held from 8:15am to 4:30pm. A number of Reed Longyear attorneys will be participating in this year’s event. Attorneys Michael Longyear and Anton Cauthorn will be co-chairing this event. […]

Annual KCBA Breakfast With Champions

Tomorrow, April 28th, 2021, the King County Bar Association will host its annual Breakfast with Champions. Reed Longyear is proud to be a supporting silver sponsor of this special event. This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Bob Bauer, professor at NYU School of Law and former White House counsel and Senior Legal Advisor to President […]

Attorney Longyear to Speak At American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers CLE

Friday April 9th, Attorney Michael Longyear will be co-presenting at a CLE hosted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Along with Attorney Shannon Ellmers of Strata Law Group, Attorney Longyear will be speaking regarding “Ethical Considerations of Working with the Aging Population.” For more information, or to register for this event, please visit

Welcome to Our New Staff!

Even in the midst of the COVID pandemic, we have added to our staff team! Join us in welcoming Meng Yu Che, Nick Sunderland and Romina Rafer. Meng Yu Che joins us as a staff attorney, and he will be supporting the Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship groups. Nick Sunderland has joined the firm as […]

Certified Professional Guardianship Board Supplemental Training

The Certified Professional Guardianship Board is having a Supplemental Training course in partnership with the Office of Guardianship and Elder Services for the Administrative Office of the Courts. This program is for individuals seeking to become certified professional guardians. The training will be held across 2 dates, Saturday March 20 and Saturday April 10, and […]