News From the Desk: December 2018

By December 11, 2018 March 4th, 2020 No Comments

Season’s Greetings! We hope you’re experiencing a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, and looking forward to the beginning of a notable new year.

Ethics, artificial intelligence, sexual harassment in the workplace and metadata… what do they all have in common? They are just a few of the topics to be featured in this year’s Best of CLE webcast, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). For my sixth year, I will be moderating the Best of CLE program on December 18 and 19. Fellow lawyers, please join me as we review the best WSBA CLEs of 2018. I’ll do my best to provide some awesome hosting skills, along with my festive New Year’s hat!

Sherry will be attending the annual King County Bar Association (KCBA) Solo and Small Firm Holiday Lunch on December 12 at the Seattle Tennis Club. The Holiday Lunch serves as the annual holiday party for attorneys in our solo and small law firm community, complete with a gift swap featuring complex rules to foster competitive (but fun) arguments! Sherry and I are both longtime members of the KCBA Solo and Small Firm Section.

And speaking of tennis, just a reminder that this tennis lover is traveling to Australia in January to visit Sydney and Melbourne, complete with: watching some tennis at the Australian Open, giving some love to those kangaroos, wombats and koalas at the Tarango Zoo SydneyMelbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary and exploring some great Australian artists at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Ian Potter Centre. I’ll be out of the office from January 1– 25.

Recent Updates from Our Blog

You’re Selling Your Business – But Would You Like to Keep Working?You’re Selling Your Business – But Would You Like to Keep Working?

Are you ready to sell your business, but don’t want to step completely away? Stacey has been blogging about buying and selling a business for the last few months, and in this post she discusses how transitioning business owners might experience the best of both worlds.

WHY HAVE A BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLAN?Why Have a Business Succession Plan?

Does your business have a succession plan? In this first blog post in her series on business succession, Sherry discusses why planning for the future is so critical.

WHY DOES A SINGLE-MEMBER LLC NEED A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AGREEMENT?Why Does a Single-Member LLC Need a Limited Liability Company Agreement?

The owners of single-member LLCs often ask us why they should bother with following the formalities related to the entity. After all, it’s just one person, right? In this blog post, Sherry explains how properly forming and maintaining a limited liability company, including having an Operating Agreement, can help protect business owners from individual liability.

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