News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

Coronavirus and Your Parenting Plan

As a parent, you’re concerned about coronavirus and want to do everything possible to safeguard your kids — and yourself — from this fast spreading health risk. But as a divorced co-parent, you’ve also got the added pressure of needing to coordinate COVID-19 precautionary measures with your ex.  Could COVID-19 disrupt your parenting plan? When […]

Considerations in Individualized End of Life Planning

Patient Autonomy and the Right to Self-Determination in Medical and End-of-Life Decision Making: A competent individual’s right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment is generally acknowledged and accepted, as is an individual’s ability to exercise this right through advance written directives, or through a surrogate decision maker. Self-determination and the right to autonomy in healthcare and […]


On December 20, 2019, the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, otherwise known as the “SECURE Act” was signed into law. The SECURE Act brings changes to the tax treatment of Traditional IRAs and other types of qualified retirement accounts. These changes impact clients who are using retirement accounts to transfer wealth to […]

Update re: COVID19

At Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, we are committed to providing quality, proactive planning and representation.  Your health, our health, and public safety are paramount, and we are taking practical steps to protect all of us in this uncertain time.  Until further notice, and effective immediately, we will curtail office hours and in-person appointments in […]

Continuing Legal Education: Updates in Guardianship and Elder Law

On March 31, 2020 the King County Bar Association will be hosting a CLE on Advanced Topics and Updates in Guardianship and Elder Law, co-sponsored by the KCBA Guardianship and Elder Law section. Our own Attorney Carla Calogero will be presenting on the topic of Case Law and Legislative Update, alongside Kevin Khong of Helsell […]

Estate Planning Council of Seattle February Meeting

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Attorneys Michael Longyear and Carla Calogero attended the Estate Planning Council of Seattle dinner at The Rainier Club in Seattle. At the dinner, Ashley Velategui of Bernstein’s Wealth Strategies Group gave an informative presentation on issues to consider on existing plans that include trusts funded by retirement accounts. Clients who […]

Happy Anniversary!

Attorney Jennifer Song celebrates her first year with Reed Longyear this month! Attorney Song has been an associate attorney with the firm since joining the team in February 2019. Licensed to practice in Washington and California, her practice focuses on employment and personal injury. She works closely with clients to navigate through difficult periods in their lives […]

Helping Your Aging Parents

The Seattle Times recently published an article titled Parenting Your Aging Parents–When They Don’t Want Help. This article contains many important considerations that family members should be thinking of when addressing the needs of aging parents, though we may not want to. When families are at the stage of life where parents have reached an […]

The Estate Planning Council of Seattle Annual Estate Planning Seminar

On Monday November 18th and Tuesday November 19th, a number of Reed Longyear attorneys attended the Estate Planning Council of Seattle’s 64th Annual Estate Planning Seminar. The 2-day conference, sponsored by the University of Washington Law School, is an intense and informative review of tax and law issues affecting estate planning including: international estate planning, […]

Happy November Anniversaries!

Two of our equity members have work anniversaries this month! Attorney Jason Burnett celebrates 11 years with Reed Longyear as of this November. Attorney Burnett’s practice primarily focuses his practice on litigation matters with an emphasis on real estate, probate, trust and will litigation. Attorney Noah Williams celebrates 10 years with the firm as of […]