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
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my... more
As a professional, I not only endeavor to provide the highest quality service to my clients, but I also try to give back to my community by working on legislation and serving various professional and charitable organizations. I believe that estate planning is about people - it is planning for yourself and those people and organizations you care about. I do most of my estate planning work on a f... view profile
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
Doug assists high net wealth individuals in evaluating and implementing personal... more
Doug assists high net wealth individuals in evaluating and implementing personal planning strategies, and advises individuals and professional fiduciaries on estate and trust administration matters. He works with clients in a broad range of industries, including high-tech, agriculture and commercial real estate. Doug also acts as a mediator and arbitrator in trust and estate disputes.
I grew up on Vashon Island, just southwest of Seattle in Puget Sound where much of... more
I grew up on Vashon Island, just southwest of Seattle in Puget Sound where much of my family still resides. After attending Pepperdine University and NYU, I graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia with a Bachelor of Arts, emphasis in media writing. I graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where I served as president pro tem and a member of the board of ... 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.
"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.
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