Katy is drawn to trial work by the desire to make a tangible impact on the lives of... more
Katy is drawn to trial work by the desire to make a tangible impact on the lives of her clients; fighting for their freedom, their rights, their families and their livelihood. She believes in helping her clients by educating them about their options, and working with them to reach their goals. A Washington native, Katy graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Washington in 2005. ... view profile
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and... more
This is about YOU! What do you need to solve your problem and to feel safe and secure? We can help you do that by addressing your needs. Don't sit back and do nothing. If you don't have a will, trust, powers of attorney, health care instructions, then to protect yourself and to be safe, you need to do something about that. If you are a beneficiary of a trust and the trustee won't tell ... view profile
Mr. Reed is admitted to the Washington State, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit,... more
Mr. Reed is admitted to the Washington State, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Claims. He has served clients since 1972 in the areas of Real Estate, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. He has acted as lead counsel in over 100 trials and arbitrations.
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson... more
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson Mines, he heads the Estate Planning and Probate practice area and also is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Wernecke’s practice covers estate planning, succession planning for closely held business, real estate and investment entities, compensation and retirement arrangements, pr... view profile
Sara Kiviat Berkenwald received a joint law degree and masters in business... more
Sara Kiviat Berkenwald received a joint law degree and masters in business administration from Seattle University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. Sara received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Washington. Her practice focuses on estate planning, special needs trusts, elder law, and probate. Before joining Is... 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.