News Posts

Paul Sullivan’s New York Times article dives into the correlation between wealth and happiness. This is an everlasting debate that can be understood on both side of the spectrum. Read what Sullivan has to say by clicking here!


We are pleased to announce that attorney Carla Calogero will be speaking this weekend at the WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Midyear Conference. This is an all weekend seminar that helps attorneys stay up-to-date in their practice. Carla will be presenting on, “Advising Clients in End of Life Planning.” Curious about what this CLE entails? Check out the WSBA’s website!

Local accounting and CPA firm, Bader Martin details how marital status effects your financial and estate planning in the intriguing article available here!


We are pleased to announce Attorney Anton Cauthorn just successfully completed his first semester of teaching Estate and Gift Tax at Seattle University School of Law! Anton’s expertise here at Reed Longyear is a mix of Estate Planning, Probate, and Tax Law. With that well-rounded knowledge Anton will continue providing services here to clients at Reed Longyear and will continue helping prepare future students as an adjunct Professor at Seattle University school of law.

We are delighted to report that  Michael Longyear again chaired the King County Bar Association’s dynamic  education program for attorneys entitled “ Personal Estate Planning for the 99% “ on April 19, 2018 .  Mary Anne Vance, of counsel attorney to Reed Longyear this year spoke on “Ethics in Estate Planning” along with Jeanne Marie Clavere, Professional Responsibility Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Washington State Bar Association .

This month we excitedly observe four fantastic individuals and their time spent at Reed Longyear! Attorney Anton Cauthorn is celebrating his second year, paralegal Sheila Sowecke is celebrating 12 years, family law attorney Christina Corwin and paralegal/IT-support Deanna Hendrickson are both celebrating 15 years at the firm! Happy Anniversary to all!

2018 is here, and we are happy to announce changes at Reed Longyear! Two of our associate attorneys, Carla Calogero and Noah Williams, have transitioned into roles as Members with the firm. Please join us in congratulating them as they move into their new roles.

We are also happy to announce that Mary Anne Vance has joined our firm as an Of Counsel Attorney. Ms. Vance practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate law. Two staff members have transitioned to Reed Longyear from Ms. Vance’s office, so join us in welcoming Cindy McComish and Geoff Dietrich our team as well.  We look forward to working with everyone in the new year!

Attorney Noah Williams’ blog post, “Top Five Common Questions to an Employment Attorney about Nannies and Nanny Shares” was featured on another Seattle based website, Nanny Parent Connection. This is a community site that connects nannies and parents in the Puget Sound region. You can read Noah’s post here or learn more about Nanny Parent Connection here.

We are delighted to announce that at the KCBA 13th Annual Probate Administration CLE, Reed Longyear Law will have three attorneys present to cover a broad range of information regarding probate issues. Attorney Michael Longyear will serve as Co-chair while attorneys Jason Burnett and Anton Cauthorn also speak on a handful of probate topics. This CLE will take place on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM at the Washington State Convention Center. To get more information or to register for this CLE, follow the link provided: