Philip Carstens is a corporate and tax attorney with over 35 years advising clients... more
Philip Carstens is a corporate and tax attorney with over 35 years advising clients in formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He has also advised various entities in connection with mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions, and other financial transactions. He is highly experienced in the design and installation of employee stock ownership plans and other plans ... view profile
Chris Crago is a probate, estate planning, andcorporateattorney with an LL.M in... more
Chris Crago is a probate, estate planning, andcorporateattorney with an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Washington. He has significant experience providing tax, transaction, consulting and planning services for large Fortune 500 corporations, large estates,financial institutions,closely-held businesses, domestic partnershipsand individuals.Hispractice includes estate planning, trust and... view profile
My practice focuses on executive compensation, employee pension and welfare benefits,... more
My practice focuses on executive compensation, employee pension and welfare benefits, equity compensation, corporate governanceand taxation. Iregularly provideadvise concerning all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plan compliance, including non-qualified plans, 409A, 401(k)s, Cafeteria Plans, HRAs, ESPPs, ERISA, COBRA, EESA/ARRA, equity compensation and other tax issues. ... view profile
I am a partner in a pension/retirement third-party administrator company where we do... more
I am a partner in a pension/retirement third-party administrator company where we do regulatory, compliance and administration of retirement and 401(k) plans, with offices in Spokane and Yakima. In my spare time I also help to run a family-owned brewery. I volunteer with and sit on the boards for some local civic groups.
I primarily work with companies, entrepreneurs, investment banks, venture capital... more
I primarily work with companies, entrepreneurs, investment banks, venture capital firms, and other investors in corporate and securities matters. Prior to joining Witherspoon Kelley,I practiced at Fenwick West LLP, a Silicon Valley-based law firm, where Irepresented such clients as Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring, Inc., Intuit, Inc., Macromedia, Inc., Shopping.com Ltd. and VeriSign, Inc., amon... view profile
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane... more
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane Coalition Against Poverty, the Fair Budget Action Campaign, the City of Spokanes Human Services Advisory Board, the Legal Aid Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, the Northwest Autism Center, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, th... view profile
In addition to wages, many employees receive benefits such as health and dental insurance, pension plans, long term disability insurance, 401K plans, and paid and unpaid leave. Employee benefits lawyers will help you understand and negotiate benefits, whether as an employer or as an employee. Employee benefit attorneys can also help negotiate disputes between you and your employer if you have been denied a benefit you believe you are entitled to, or if you've been terminated unfairly.