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Over 20 Years of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Will & Elder Law Experience! 206-455-9912Caring and Compassionate Elder Law and Guardianship Legal Services 206-455-9912Over 20 Years of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Will & Elder Law Experience! 206-455-9912Experienced Guardianship Attorney and Washington State Certified Professional Guardian 206-455-9912Over 20 Years of Probate and Probate Litigation Experience! 206-455-9912
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Washington Super Lawyer||Washington Journal of Law & Politics||2010|
|Washington Super Lawyer||Washington Journal of Law & Politics||2009|
|Washington Super Lawyer||Washington Journal of Law & Politics||2008|
|Washington Super Lawyer||Washington Journal of Law & Politics||2007|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2006|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2005|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2004|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2003|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2002|
|Washington Super Lawyer||N/A||2001|
|Seattle Best Lawyer||N/A||2001|
|Attorney||Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Seattle||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Exec Committee, Past-Chair Guardianship & Elder Law||1998 - 2003|
|Washington State Bar Association||Past Chair - Elder Law Section, Exec Committee||1998 - 2008|
|Villegas v. McBride||Michael T. Schein|
|Villegas v. McBride||Creditor claim properly rejected|
|See all legal cases|
|Reed Longyear Law Blog||Guardianship Pt. 1: An Introduction to Guardianship||2014|
|Reed Longyear Law Blog||Guardianship Pt. 2: How to Start a Guardianship||2014|
|Reed Longyear Law Blog||What is a General Durable Power of Attorney?||2014|
|Reed Longyear Law Blog||The Art of Personal and Estate Planning : An Overview for Artists||2014|
|Unknown||Washington State Guardian Manual||2004|
|Unknown||King County Probate Policy Manual||2003|
|Unknown||Washington State Guardianship Manual||2003|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Eisenhower College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Probate Administration in Washington State||Role of a Probate Guardian ad Litem||2013|
|Title 11 Guardian ad Litem||Ethics||2009|
|Elder Law Essentials||Guardianship||2009|
|Annual Trust and Estate Litigation Seminar||Guardianship||2009|
|Special Issues of Concern for Settlement Guardian ad Litems||Guardianship||2004|
|Unknown.||Capacity - A Transactional Issue||2001|
|Unknown.||Capacity and Undue Influence - Guardianship and Durable Power of Attorney||2001|
Posted by Paul
My first experience with Mike was working with him on the sale of a home where he was the executor.
I have to say that he walked through walls to get the transaction closed. Recently Mike set up an LLC for my new business. He and his staff didn't miss a beat through every step of the process. Mike is simply the best; he made me feel like i was his only client. Oh, and he his nicest guy too.
Posted by Dena
I have known and worked with Mike Longyear for about 20 years. He handled my personal will and estate planning to start and then he set up my husband's corporation. He has been diligent in making sure that my family was protected. He specifically talked to me about what my goals were, about issues that might arise and ways to work around those potential problems. He even reviewed the amount of life insurance I had in place and recommended an increase to meet my family needs if something should happen to me.
Mike took the time to get to know me and my family so everyone would be protected. And he did this without adding some of the typical nickel and dime charges that I have seen other attorneys do.
Mike is the best.
Posted by Brad
Mike has helped me with a number of issues over the last 15 years or so.
I initially met Mike as a co-director on a residential condo board and I was impressed with his thoroughness, hard work, and commitment.
When I needed some legal advice I went directly to him as a result of this connection.
He first created a Trust for me and helped my partner and I construct a pre-nuptual agreement. He handled this sensitive issue extremely well and we were both pleased with the result.
He also has created wills and medical directives for us.
Since then he has revised the trust, the wills, and the medical directives to stay in synch with our current circumstances and changes in tax law and we both feel confident that we are in good shape in these critical areas.
He has offered excellent advice and his attention to detail and his taking the time to truly understand our needs made navigating through these complex, difficult issues possible. I would recommend him without qualificaton.