News from the Desk: February 2016

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Happy February! The winter season gives us an opportunity to focus inward, clarify our goals and spend time with family and friends. Speaking of family, our office morale leader, Roger, turns seven on February 18! He is currently accepting chicken treats and chin scratches for his special day.

Roger, the world's greatest cat

I am pleased that the first article in my new series on Myers-Briggs personality types has been published by the American Bar Association’s GPSOLO eReport! In the past year, I have been educating myself on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and how your personality type impacts your professional and personal life. In my first article, I provide an overview of the specific personality types, focusing on introversion versus extroversion. Please let me know what you think!

Both my second blog post on estate taxes and Sherry’s second blog post on Revocable Living Trusts were shared by the LexisNexis Business of Law Daily in the last month. We appreciate being included in this publication!

Sherry also recently blogged about new changes to Washington’s laws governing a variety of business entities including LLCs, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, and nonprofit corporations that went into effect on January 1, 2016. The new law, passed in the 2015 legislative session and known as the HUB Bill, applies to both new and existing business entities. Check out this informative summary of how this bill changed Washington’s laws governing LLCs.

I’m looking forward to speaking at the upcoming eWomenNetwork luncheon on February 18 in Bellevue. I’ll be presenting on a topic near and dear to my heart: contracts! Specifically, I’ll be discussing contract requirements, the terms you need to include, how to work with your business legal counsel, and what to do if you have a contract disagreement. You can attend even if you’re not a member; I hope to see you there!

Additionally, I will be speaking on Business Law Essentials to a group of local entrepreneurs on February 25. This U.S. Small Business Administration class offers an overview of pertinent legal issues related to starting a new business. It can be attended in person at the SBA’s downtown Seattle office, or online from the comfort of your home. And the best part is – the class is free! Click here to sign up; look for Small Business Events towards the bottom of the page.

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.

Recent Updates from Our Blog

401(k) 2012 a on FlickrIf the Only Two Life Certainties are Death & Taxes, then What About Death Taxes? Part II: Death Taxes: Can Anything be Done?

In Part II of Stacey’s Death & Taxes blog series, she gives the reader insight into strategies for avoiding or reducing payment of the dreaded so-called “death taxes.”

North Charleston on FlickrNo Will? Part I: Who’s in Charge?

Why do I need a Will? Stacey tackles this often-asked question with her No Will? blog series. In Part I, she gives examples of what can happen if you die without choosing who will administer your estate.

tec_estromberg on FlickrWhat You Need to Know About Changes to Washington’s LLC Act

Changes to Washington’s laws governing business entities became effective on January 1, 2016. In this post, the first in a series, Sherry summarizes how these changes impact the laws governing both new and existing LLCs.

Photo credits: Stacey Romberg,  401(k) 2012 on FlickrNorth Charleston on Flickr, tec_estromberg on Flickr

 

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