News from the Desk: November 2021

By November 9, 2021 No Comments

The holiday season has begun! We hope your Halloween was appropriately spooky, and we wish you a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and thankfulness for good things to come.
 
Our holiday celebrations began on November 5 with one of our very favorite holidays, “Love Your Lawyer Day!” A great way to celebrate is to consider donating to a charitable legal aid organization.
 
Here at the firm, we are settling into our end-of-year busy season as clients complete their personal estate planning or small business tasks for 2021. It’s a good time to remember to complete your 2021 annual gifting, if you are working to reduce the size of your taxable estate. It’s also a good time to review your existing estate planning documents to determine if anything in your life has changed that warrants an update. If you need assistance with updating or starting your estate planning, we’d be happy to help
 
I’m looking forward to my annual emcee responsibilities at the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Best of 2021 CLEs (Continuing Legal Education) Overview on December 15 and 16. If you’re a Washington attorney who needs a few more CLE credits and would like to see me in a sparkly New Year’s hat, sign up now!

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

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It Had to Be You

You may not be reminded of estate planning while listening to Frank Sinatra’s iconic song “It Had to Be You,” but Stacey explains why the crooner’s classic might conveniently remind you of the importance of keeping track of your original Will.

How Did We Get Here?

“Voting isn’t marriage, it’s public transportation. You’re not waiting for ‘the one’ who’s absolutely perfect: you’re getting the bus, and if there isn’t one to your destination, you don’t not travel – you take the one going closest.” Read more about the choices for Seattle City Attorney in Stacey’s latest blog post.

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Harry Potter and the Surprise Business Succession Plan

When the owner of Scholastic Books died, leaving his shares of the company to someone unexpected, it threw the future of the longtime company into chaos. Read more from Sherry on why a thoughtful and well-communicated succession plan is important for any business.

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