News from the Desk: May 2015

By May 18, 2015 March 4th, 2020 No Comments

Happy May everyone!

Our firm was excited to sponsor the King County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section Happy Hour at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood on Friday, April 17. Sherry is the Vice Chair for the Solo and Small Firm Section, so it made perfect sense for us to host this fun event. It was a great way to develop collegiality among attorneys practicing in nearby small firms, catch up with colleagues, and put new faces to names, while supporting a fantastic and local small business in the process.

Because our firm is virtual and every team member works from their own home office, we don’t get the opportunity to see each other in person very often. We were therefore excited to have our yearly team meeting on May 8. This year, we worked with business coach Jessica Butts to identify each person’s personality types, strengths and opportunities for growth. We found great new ways to enhance and streamline our business processes, definitely laughed a lot, and learned a thing or two about one another! Check out a few photos of this fun and educational event.

I am looking forward to presenting at the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Section’s midyear meeting in Spokane. I’ll be speaking on legal ethics with Jeanne Marie Clavere and Brady Peterson on June 12. It’s one of the year’s most significant programs in the Washington estate planning and probate community. Sherry will also be attending this meeting in Spokane. She is a Web Editor for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, and will be attending the Section’s Executive Committee meeting at the midyear as an Ex Officio member of that committee.

Speaking of Sherry, I am proud and excited to share that she published an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal last month! Her article on avoiding headaches with vacation property bequests includes great information for anyone who owns or is considering purchasing vacation property.

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 visit our website at

Recent Updates from Our Blog

Unique Hotels Flickr Board RoomHow Can You Meet With Yourself?

In Stacey’s most recent blog post, she points out that yes, you can indeed meet with yourself! Washington corporations are required to hold shareholder meetings annually, which serve as a perfect opportunity to review your company’s goals and past financial successes. Our firm can help you prepare documents to make this meeting a beneficial part of your company’s yearly plans.

What is a Durable Power of Attorney? thetaxhaven on Flickr Carta

In another informative post from Sherry, she explains that a Power of Attorney is extremely important and beneficial when you need someone to step in to make important decisions about your health care, finances, welfare of your children and more.

Sherry photoEnergy Conservation Clauses in Commercial Leases

In her latest blog post, Sherry explains why investing time in negotiating a commercial lease that includes energy efficiency provisions makes good sense for businesses.


Photo credits: thetaxhaven, Unique Hotels on Flickr; Sherry Lueders


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