Recognized by Seattle magazine as a Top Lawyer (tax law), Seattle Business Monthly... more
Recognized by Seattle magazine as a Top Lawyer (tax law), Seattle Business Monthly magazine as a Best Business Lawyer (tax law),Washington Law Politics magazine as a Rising Star, andSuper Lawyersmagazine and Seattle Metmagazine as a Top Lawyer, my practice isfocused primarily upon general business and corporation law with a heavy emphasis on federal and state taxes. I enjoy working with closel... view profile
Garon’s practice focuses on estate planning, with a particular emphasis on business... more
Garon’s practice focuses on estate planning, with a particular emphasis on business succession planning for closely held businesses. In addition, Garon assists clients with trust and estate administration matters. Garon identifies himself as a global citizen. As a result, in addition to serving his clients and community, he usually takes 2-3 trips abroad a year building homes with Habitat f... view profile
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top... more
After over a decade as a litigator with the State of Washington and one of the top 100 largest law firms in the United States, Michael G. Ballnik joined Phinney Estate Law as a partner in 2009. While heexcelled as a litigator, Michael made the move to an estate planning practice in order to use his extensive legal background for the benefit of individuals, families, and small businesses and to ... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.