I am a native of the Northwest, having lived in Bremerton, Boise, Moscow and Spokane... more
I am a native of the Northwest, having lived in Bremerton, Boise, Moscow and Spokane while growing up. My family moved to Spokane when I was in high school, and I consider Spokane my hometown. I also spent time in Seattle, both at University of Washington for undergrad and law school, and working in a downtown law firm. I have been back in Spokane since '97. My skills as a lawyer have been enh... view profile
Mr. Petrie has extensive experience with wills, trusts, probate administration,... more
Mr. Petrie has extensive experience with wills, trusts, probate administration, formation of limited liability companies and corporations, all aspects of closely held business representation, Â§401(k) plans, nonqualified deferred compensation and employee benefit plans. Unique to Mr. Petrieâ€™s practice is his significant expertise in estate and income tax planning with large retirement plans a... view profile
John is a supporter and advocate for utilizing the Collaborative Law process for... more
John is a supporter and advocate for utilizing the Collaborative Law process for divorces. While this process is not appropriate in all situations, he has found that it most often results in a resolution that both parties feel is a fair and balanced resolution of the legal issues. The nature of the process very often results in lower stress for the spouses, and permits there to be a true foc... 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.