If you live together in the State of Washington and think that because you’re just “shacking-up” (or cohabiting) with your significant other outside of marriage your assets are protected in the event your relationship ultimately goes south ... you had better think again. Although Washington State does not recognize common law marriages (except those originating in states that do recognize such form of marriage) it…Read the full article
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If an employer spends time, money and effort drafting and entering into arbitration agreements with its employees, the employer should maximize return on that investment. When creating an enforceable arbitration agreement, employers should consider provisions designed to maximize the company’s benefit and/or minimize the company’s liability and litigation expense. Arbitration agreements are a contract entered into by the parties; parties to a…Read the full article
Limited liability companies have become ubiquitous in the United States and in many locations abroad, and are the preferred entity type for many individuals creating businesses or business partnerships. Among the most appealing characteristics of the traditional LLC is the ability to limit liability by separating personal assets from those of the business or partnership. In most cases, as long as LLC formalities are properly…Read the full article
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LHS&E employees and their families prepared and served breakfast to Mary’s Place residents on December 12. Mary’s Place works to empower women, children and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing, and hope in a safe community. Read more about Mary’s Place at www.marysplaceseattle.org .Read the full article
Congratulations to Shannon Sperry on being honored as a Woman of Influence by Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle! Officially formed as a non-profit corporation in 1986, the mission of Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle (CREW) is “to promote and advance business, networking, and leadership, for the success of women in commercial real estate.” Shannon will be honored at CREW’s April 9 luncheon where she will speak…Read the full article
Linda Kelley Ebberson, AAML Fellow, chaired and moderated the 21st Annual Family Law Conference of the American College of Matrimonial Lawyers (‘AAML’), Washington State Chapter, on March 27, 2015. The title of the conference was “Mastering Social Media and Harnessing Technology.” Lisa Ann Sharpe, AAML Fellow, spoke on the topic: “So Now You Have the Documents and Evidence, How Do You Manage It? Electronic File Sharing, Data…Read the full article