Michael J. Longyear represents clients in issues regarding Trust and Estate Planning,... more
Michael J. Longyear represents clients in issues regarding Trust and Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship, and Elder Law and related real estate and business matters. He serves as guardian of the estate, trustee, and estate administrator in routine and complex or contested matters. Mr. Longyear is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Mr. Longyear... view profile
The firm emphasizes services in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate,... more
The firm emphasizes services in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship and elder law matters (including Medicaid eligibility issues), corporate, limited liability company and business matters, and federal and state taxation, including tax controversy matters. Admitted to Bar,Washingtonand United States District Courts, Western District of Washington (1977);United StatesTax... view profile
I believe that the judicial system is for everybody. There are certain times in life... more
I believe that the judicial system is for everybody. There are certain times in life when legal assistance of some kind is necessary, and these times can be made smoother by having compassionate legal representation. It is my goal to provide this kind of high-quality, empathetic legal representation.
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in... more
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004 with high honors, I served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One. In 2006, I joined the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where I practiced until 2010. At Davis Wright Tremaine, I was part of the T... 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.