Happy New Year! We hope 2022 brings you much fun and connection – two important aspects of life that are sometimes difficult to achieve as we continue to face the pandemic’s persistence.
Speaking of fun, I had a great time serving as the emcee of the virtual Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Best of CLE (continuing legal education) program on December 15 and 16. Attorneys learned about some interesting legal topics including:
- The most efficient ways to negotiate revisions to business agreements, so as to reduce attorneys’ fees for clients and promote improved communication between counsel.
- The ethical issues to be considered when representing co-clients who seem to disagree more than agree.
- A writing refresher designed to help lawyers write “clearly, correctly, and convincingly.”
- The latest cybersecurity challenges faced by law firms, and why law firms tend to be a favorite target of hackers.
- The often confusing ethical rules governing the maintenance of client trust accounts, to ensure client funds are being kept securely and accurately.
Is it legal to run a brewery from your garage? How about an ammunition supply business? Stacey delves into Seattle’s temporary “Bringing Business Home” law in this informative blog post.
Would you buy shares in the Green Bay Packers? Sherry explains how the Green Bay Packers, Inc.’s corporate governance documents work in terms of selling shares of common stock to interested fans, and how this example applies to how your business is governed.
What is the annual gift tax exclusion? And how have the rules changed in 2022 regarding annual gift tax exclusion amounts and the federal estate and gift tax exemption amounts? Read more from Stacey on these changes, which are important to those of you with taxable estates.