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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Congratulations to Reed Longyear Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2021

It is with great honor that we recognize the attorneys at our firm who have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Washington for 2021! We are pleased to announce the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Star selection: Michael LongyearSuper Lawyer, 2003-2010 2014-2021 […]

Attorney Carla Calogero Elected to KCBA GELS Section

Reed Longyear is proud to announce that Attorney Carla Calogero has been elected to a new role as Treasurer for the KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law section 2021-2022 executive board. The Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association provides education, activities, and programs that enhance the lives of people with special […]

IRA’s One Year After the SECURE Act

Just over one year into the SECURE Act, and it is still not common knowledge that inherited IRA’s by non-excepted beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020, require full distribution within 10 (ten) years and can no longer be “stretched out” over the person’s lifetime. Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC – Attorney Joshua M. […]

Electronic Wills in Washington…Coming Soon!

                Washington’s Uniform Electronic Wills Act (“the Act,” SB 5132-2021-22, sections 1001-1016) was recently signed into law and will become effective January 1, 2022. The Act brings significant and welcome changes to a world still in a pandemic, but like other new laws it also raises questions.                 The current law in Washington requires that […]

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. […]