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LexisNexis – Legal Tech Briefs: Virtues of Virtual Law with Stacey L. Romberg

After a decade in the industry, including a stint writing legislation for the U.S. Senate, Stacey L. Romberg made the leap – she hung out a shingle and opened her own law firm. By measure of her legal services – a split between business law and estate planning & probate – it might be easy to miss one important distinction

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The Virtual Truth: Taking on Technology

Reprinted from the GPSOLO eReport, American Bar Association, Vol. 3, No. 7, by Stacey Romberg This article is the second of four installments, designed to provide insight into operating a virtual law firm. What type of networking structure should a virtual law firm adopt? How can remote staff most effectively use technology to work together efficiently? Although this is probably

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Gold Mining, Mystery, and … Estate Planning?

What lessons can a novel about gold miners in 19th-century New Zealand teach about estate planning? Quite a few. In The Luminaries, which was awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2013, author Eleanor Catton sets her story in a rough-and-tumble frontier town in the midst of a gold rush, spinning a complex yarn of dead bodies discovered under decidedly

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The Virtual Truth: Seven Factors to Consider Before Opening a Virtual Law Practice

Reprinted from the GPSOLO eReport, American Bar Association, Vol. 3, No. 4, by Stacey Romberg A virtual law practice works best for what sort of person? How can I make sure that my virtual law office saves me money? As I write this, I am sitting in my virtual law office—more specifically, a spare bedroom in my townhouse that has

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Trust and Estate Administration: Strategies for Minimizing Stress and Maximizing Results

By Stacey Romberg “A trustee shall administer the trust solely in the interests of the beneficiaries.” -RCW 11.98.078(1) Non-professional fiduciaries serving as personal representatives or trustees often assume their new duties with apprehension. How much time will it take? Will the work be difficult? What if estate heirs or trust beneficiaries start fighting? This article offers 10 straightforward strategies to

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Washington Legal Changes Impacting Estate Planning

I want to update you on recent changes regarding Washington estate tax law. These changes were widely reported in the news, so they may be familiar to you. On June 13, 2013 Governor Inslee signed “emergency legislation” regarding our Washington estate tax.  The alleged emergency was preventing the state’s Department of Revenue from issuing estate tax refund checks.  Here is

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Seattle Ordinance Governing Criminal Background Checks

If you are a business owner, I believe it is important to update you on changes in the local laws that may impact your business. In doing so, I would like to call your attention to a recent Seattle ordinance, which may change the processes that some of you use in hiring and retaining employees. On June 10, 2013, the

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Stacey L. Romberg
Attorney at Law

10115 Greenwood Avenue N.
PMB #275
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-784-5305
Fax: 206-789-8103

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