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Business Obligations Under the Corporate Transparency Act: What You Need to Know

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted to enhance corporate transparency and combat illicit activities such as money laundering and tax evasion. While the primary focus of the CTA is unearthing those involved in illicit activities, most businesses fall under the broad reach of the new legislation. With an effective date of January 1, 2024

Don’t Let Your Divorce Become Your Identity

Stress and anxiety are unfortunate byproducts of divorce. For some, every aspect of one’s life may be negatively impacted by divorce: productivity at your job may plummet; concern about finances might keep you up at night; social interactions may be more difficult as you try to stoically act as if everything is alright; and, if

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson Welcomes New Family Law Attorney

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is pleased to announce that Desirée L. Good has joined the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Desirée focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters, including divorce, child custody and parenting plans, child support, legal separation, committed intimate relationships, as well as prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.  Compassionate and empathetic, she has a

When Do I Need an Estate Plan?

One of the most common questions we receive in our Estate Planning practice is “when do I need a personalized estate plan?”  While there are many factors to consider, you will want a personalized estate plan when there is a significant change in your life, or you do not like the default plan created for

What are the “Relocation Factors” in Washington Family Law?

In a prior blogpost, I discussed the statutory notice you have to give to another parent when you plan to relocate with a child.  If the non-relocating parent objects to the move, then the parents will need to go to court and have a judge determine whether to allow the move.  The governing statutory scheme

Breaches of Fiduciary Duties in Closely Held Companies

In Washington State, closely held companies are those in which the ownership is concentrated among a small number of shareholders. These companies may also be family-owned or held by a group of individuals who have a relationship with one another beyond just being co-owners. While these companies may have a different dynamic than public corporations,

Getting a Divorce? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes!

Going through a divorce can be incredibly stressful.  Save yourself additional upset by doing your best to avoid: Listening to the Wrong People.  Make sure to do your research and choose the right attorney; then be sure to listen to and follow what that attorney says.  It can be hard to ignore the personal divorce

Employment Law Update: Two New Laws Expand Federal Protections for Both Pregnant and Nursing Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) takes effect on June 27, 2023, and requires private employers with at least 15 employees to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees for pregnancy, childbirth, recovery, and related medical conditions, including lactation. Such reasonable accommodations may include flexible hours, additional break time, and/or light work activity and must be determined via