I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether... more
I take great pride in developing meaningful relationships with my clients. Whether handling due diligence matters related to the acquisition, financing, permitting and construction of a 300,000 sf mixed-use project or organizing the small estate of a couple married for 60 years and counting, I strive to provide every client with practical and effective service.
Brian D. Ives â€“ (Stanford University, AB, Seattle University, JD cum laude,... more
Brian D. Ives â€“ (Stanford University, AB, Seattle University, JD cum laude, University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation)). Brian is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and is the President of the Greater University Chamber of Commerce for 2008. Brian is an elder at Bethany Presbyterian Church, serves on the board of the Northeast Seattle Little League, and coaches L... 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.