News from the Desk: March 2020

By March 10, 2020 No Comments

Spring is almost here!  As a soggy Seattleite, I’m always grateful to see green on the trees and bright flowers bursting from the chilly ground.

Sometimes, the aforementioned sogginess gets to us Seattleites. Which is why I am currently in Palm Springs reacquainting myself with the hot, orange ball in the sky, aka the sun!  As many of you know, I am an avid tennis fan and former player. I went to watch the PNB Paribas Open tennis tournament, but it was just canceled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. I am still in Palm Springs, getting lots of sleep, soaking up the warm weather and spending much needed time with good friends. Sherry and I were also scheduled to present at the Washington State Bar Association’s Washington Law and Practice Refresher continuing legal education course (CLE) with WSBA Professional Responsibility Counsel, Jeanne Marie Clavere on March 26, but that has been rescheduled to August 25 to avoid the spread of the virus.

Speaking of staying healthy, Sherry is a regular morning jogger. On March 1, she ran the Hot Chocolate 15K! Staying healthy is important for all us – lawyers, business owners, employees, parents – to keep doing what we do best. We should all remember to put the oxygen mask on first and engage in healthy activities. Please stay safe everyone!

We have a new website! Please check out the fun new design, which I think highlights the resources we provide to our 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 or visit our website.

Recent Updates from Our Blog

What We Can Learn from Warren Buffett’s Estate Planning


Warren Buffett is a respected giant in the world of finance and investing. But as a recent New York Times article points out, he may not be someone to emulate when it comes to estate planning. Read Sherry’s latest blog post to find out more.

What Happens if You Die During Litigation?


If you sue someone, and then you die before the case is resolved, what happens next? What if someone sues you, and then you pass away before the case is completed? Does the litigation end? Not necessarily. Stacey explains why it’s important to make sure the personal representative of your estate is ready to step in if you die unexpectedly while involved in a court case.

Boilerplate Matters

While Stacey and her friends were booking their vacation rental in Palm Springs, they came across an unfortunate example of why it is important to read the fine print, aka the boilerplate. Read Stacey’s post to find out more.

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