Happy New Year! January is one of my favorite months. It’s the perfect opportunity to set new goals and renew that spark of motivation. It is also a chance to put things behind us that no longer serve us, and to embrace the promise of the future. I hope your 2016 is off to a fantastic start!
I am looking forward to speaking on Business Law Essentials to a group of local entrepreneurs on February 25. I love entrepreneurs! This U.S. Small Business Administration class offers an overview of pertinent legal issues when starting a new business venture. It can be attended in person at the SBA’s downtown Seattle office, or online from the comfort of your home. And the icing on this awesome cake – the class is free! Click here to sign up; look for Small Business Events towards the bottom of the page.
Our firm has been off to a busy start in 2016, helping new and existing clients start or improve their businesses’ legal foundations, and assisting them with creating their estate planning. I truly enjoy helping people make their dreams come to fruition! Have you been thinking that it might be prudent to start or update your estate planning? Do you have a solid business plan that needs to get to the next level? We would be pleased to hear from you! Please check out our website for more information on our consultation options to get your new year started off on the right legal foot!
As always, I would love to hear your questions and comments. If you have any questions about our law firm and the work we do, please contact me or visit our website.
In this post, Sherry gives us information on a relatively new form of business entity in Washington – a Social Purpose Corporation – which allows the business to prioritize serving a greater good as well as turning a profit.
If the Only Two Life Certainties are Death & Taxes, then What About Death Taxes? Part I: Death Taxes: An Inevitable Fate?
Are death taxes inescapable? Stacey tackles the prickly subject of estate taxes in this post, letting us know that depending on how your estate has been set up, the unfortunately nicknamed “death tax” may not be an inevitable consequence after you die.
Contrary to what you see in the movies, you do not need to change your will every time you change your mind about who you want to get items of sentimental value, such as your wedding ring, your grandmother’s dishes or your favorite chair. However, as Sherry explains, you should consult with an attorney to make sure your estate planning documents leave little question when the time comes to distribute your assets.