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George specializes in business law, tax and estate planning.  He graduated with honors from the University of Washington where he also received his law degree and an MBA (finance/accounting).  George is general counsel to over 300 corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, as well as many individuals and families.  His practice includes formation, operation and liquidation of businesses, business sales, and estate planning/probate for large estates.  George has often taught for the Washington Bar and at the UW School of Law, and received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Golden Gate Graduate School of Taxation.  His broad experience and attentive client service – combined with the effective use of technology – are foundational to his well-respected and successful law practice.

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  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Corporate: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC

601 Union St Ste 2600
Seattle, WA, 98101-2302

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Professional in Estate PlanningSeattle Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyer, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Five Star Professional in Estate PlanningSeattle Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Best Lawyer, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawBest Lawyers in America2014
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2011
Martindale-Hubbell/Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top LawyerSeattle Met Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer (Top 5% of lawyers in Washington)Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Distinguished Teaching AwardGolden Gate University Graduate School of Tax1982
AV RatingHighest Rating by Martindale-Hubbell1980
Who's WhoAmerican LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC1977 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/AN/A
United States Tax CourtN/AN/A
Hawthorne Hills Community ClubPresident1987 - 1988
University of Washington, Paralegal Extension ProgramFaculty Member1985 - 1990
Hawthorne Hills Community ClubTrustee1983 - 2013
Golden Gate University Graduate School of Tax (Seattle Branch)Faculty Member1982 - 1992
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
State Street Global Advisors NewsletterUsing an Incentive Trust Constructively2012
Puget Sound Business JournalPatience of Wealthy Taxed by Changing Rules on Estates2009
Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney MagazineBefore Your Parents Say 'I Do' Again2009
New York Times, Business SectionIn Some Trusts, the Heirs Must Work for the Money2006
Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceDurable Power of Attorney is a Guradianship Alternative1990
Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceRight-to-Die Options Allowed Under State LawN/A
Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceEstate Planning: Avoiding Probate -- Fact and FantasyN/A
Business Law Newsletter of Washington State Bar Association, Vol. 14, No. 2Personal Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors: A Short CompilationN/A
Business Law Newsletter Corporate Law Section of Washington State Bar AssociationSuccessor Products Liability in Sale of Asset TransactionsN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Washington School of LawN/AMsster of Business Administration (Finance/Accounting)1977
University of Washington School of LawN/AB.A. (Economics)1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Wealth Management SeminarPlanning the Successful Sale of a Privately Held Business2011
Trust & Estate Litigation CLEThe Origins of Tedra Litigation: Challenging Issues, Conflicts and Controversies2010