News from the Desk: July 2020

By July 14, 2020 No Comments

Happy summer to everyone!
 
Here in Seattle, some businesses have opened up a bit during Phase 2. Our firm continues to be cautious in light of the serious nature of COVID-19. We will not meet with clients in person other than for estate planning signing appointments until we achieve Phase 3. However, since my law firm has always been virtual, we can easily work with our clients remotely.
 
Sherry and I are excited to present (virtually) at the Washington State Bar Association’s Reinstatement CLE on August 26. Sherry will be co-presenting on Professional Responsibility and Client Communications with Jeanne Marie Clavere, who serves as Professional Responsibility Counsel for the Washington State Bar Association. I will be co-presenting on Social Media in Your Law Practice with Ms. Clavere. Stay tuned for more information in our August newsletter!
 
We are so pleased to have a new website and new videos. Please check out our new estate planning page, featuring a new video discussing estate planning as well as a video testimonial from one of our estate planning clients.   

As always, I would love to hear your questions and comments. If you have any questions about our firm and the work we do, please contact us.  


Recent Updates from Our Blog


What do COVID-19 relief measures for commercial leases mean for small businesses?

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COVID-19 has made it difficult for many small businesses to pay rent on their commercial spaces. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Governor Jay Inslee have both instituted some relief measures until the pandemic has been controlled. But by no means does this get small business owners “off the hook” for back rent payments. Sherry explains more in this informative blog post.

Commercial leases 101: What is triple net?

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Contemplating a commercial lease for your business? If so, please check out Sherry’s new blog post explaining a common rent payment structure called triple net.

Who Should You Leave your Estate To? What About Your Estate Planning Lawyer?

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Who should receive the assets of your estate? That’s an important decision. Can your estate planning attorney both prepare your Will and be named as one of the Will’s beneficiaries? A Virginia-licensed attorney tried to do just that, but ran headfirst into some ethical pitfalls as Stacey describes in this blog post.

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