News from the Desk: September 2015

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After our beautiful summer, it’s hard to believe fall is upon us. As the summer season wraps up and the kids go back to school, the weather begins to change and thoughts also turn a bit inward – focusing more on work. Please know that we are ready, as always, to help with your business law, estate planning, and probate needs!

For the twelfth year, I’ll be speaking on business law at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s annual “Biz Fair” on September 26 at Renton Technical College. I always enjoy speaking with entrepreneurs, so this year’s Biz Fair should, once again, be a fun, engaging and interesting event. Please consider attending—it’s free, and a terrific opportunity to find fabulous resources on starting and maintaining a thriving small business!

On September 30, I’ll be presenting as part of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Civil Litigation Institute’s continuing legal education course. Specifically, I’ll speak on how the ethics rules apply to lawyers who practice virtually – with a focus on ensuring proper technology is in place to protect client confidentiality, promoting effective team communication, and being honest and up front regarding the virtual set up to avoid confusion. This is a subject near and dear to my heart, as I’ve been running a virtual law firm since 1999.

Speaking of which, Happy Anniversary to us! September 8 was our firm’s 16th anniversary. We have each and every one of you to thank for our continued success and growth. We truly enjoy doing business with you, and look forward to many more years of working with the best clients and peers we could ask for!

We’d love for you to take a moment to check out our new and improved website at We hope you like its clean, fresh look as much as we do!

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.

Recent Updates from Our Blog

The Kids Are All Right? Why Parents of Young Kids Need Testamentary Children’s TrustsStephan Hochhaus on Flickr

Are you the parent of a young child? In this post, Sherry explains why having a Will with a Testamentary Children’s Trust is critical for parents.

Facing Difficult Choices: Three Tips in Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

How does guardianship really work in the event both parents are deceased? Would you prefer to proactively select a guardian, or simply leave it to a judge? This post from Stacey offers three tips for tackling the hard questions in selecting a guardian if the unthinkable happens.

What Businesses Should Know about Washington’s Anti-Discrimination Laws

Over the summer, laws preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation were a hot topic in the media. In Washington, unlike the majority of states, it is illegal for businesses to discriminate against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. Sherry blogs about the obligations of business owners under the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

Photo credits: Stephan Hochhaus on Flickr, Prayitno on Flickr           

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