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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Minimum Wage Increase: January 1, 2021

The state’s minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. The change is significant this year because it also impacts wages paid to some salaried employees exempt from overtime and other protections under state law. Salaried executive, administrative and professional workers, and computer professionals must earn a salary above a minimum […]

Northwest Family Business Advisors Panel

On January 13th, our very own Attorney Michael Longyear will be a member on the panel of the Northwest Family Business Advisors event titled Transitioning A Family Member: Health Assistance and Fiduciary Management. Attorney Longyear will be joined by fellow panelists Kris Kirwan of Fedelta and Adrienne Miller of Forever Care Services, and moderator Pam […]

Welcome Attorney Porter!

Join us in wishing a warm welcome to our new associate attorney, Gregory Porter! Attorney Porter joining us from Phillips Law Firm, with a focus on Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Workers Compensation. We are delighted to have him as part of the team, and look forward to […]

Michael Longyear: A Great Attorney and an Even Better Human Being

Written by our own Attorney Mary Anne Vance, a profile was published in the November 2020 King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin reflecting on Attorney Michael Longyear. To quote another of our attorneys, Jason Burnett, “This is only a portion of the recognition Mike so richly deserves, but it’s a start.” We consider it an […]

Estate Planning Management Tips from the Reed Longyear Estate Planning Department

The Reed Longyear Estate Planning Group continues to work full-time providing you with the best possible legal services during this challenging time.  We continue to write new Estate Planning documents, administer Trusts and process Probate matters daily. Here are a few “Tips” to consider in managing your estate plan. Retirement Accounts: Planning Tip from Attorney […]

King County Bar Association: 16th Annual Probate Administration Seminar

This year’s seminar is stacked with Reed Longyear attorneys! Attorney Michael Longyear is a Co-Chair for this year’s program. Attorneys Mary Anne Vance, Jason Burnett, and Anton Cauthorn are all speakers at the event. This course covers what you need to know from opening a probate to closing a probate and everything in between: Preparing […]

Congratulations to the Best Lawyers in America!

A big congratulations to both Attorneys Michael Longyear and Mary Anne Vance, who were once again honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates. We are proud to work alongside such wonderful, hardworking attorneys. We honor you for this well deserved acclaim!

2020 Rural Palliative Care Education Series: Legal Issues at the Heart of Serious Illness

Join the Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative and our very own Attorney Carla Calogero for a presentation regarding the issues surrounding what your healthcare team needs to understand about the legal issues related to serious illness. Attorney Calogero will be joined by Associate Professor Lisa Brodoff to participate in this discussion, which will be moderated […]

Pending Legislation Could Impact Parental Rights

From time to time, the state legislature makes changes to the laws regarding parenting plans (RCW 26.09). In 2019 and 2020, two bills were introduced that would have a big impact on decision-making, residential time, modification of parenting plans, and dispute resolution. It is not certain that the legislature will take these bills up again […]