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Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax is Overturned as Unconstitutional

In 2021, Washington State Legislature passed ESSB 5096, which created a 7% tax on the sale or exchange of long-term capital assets (stocks, bonds, business interests, or other investments, and many tangible assets) if the profits exceed $250,000 annually (up to $500,000 for married couples filing jointly), with inflation adjustments beginning in 2024.  The Washington

Celebrating a Year of Bright IDEAs

In celebration of our first full year as a committee, the Lasher DE&I Committee is working on growing and engaging on a deeper level in our efforts.  To that end, the DEI team is excited to announce our new initiative:  “IDEA”. IDEA = Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access.   Access is important to make opportunities available

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson Announces New Additions to Business Litigation and Employment Law Practice Groups

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is pleased to announce that attorneys James Blankenship and Joseph Evans have joined the firm as of January 18, 2022. James Blankenship joins the firm’s Employment Law and Business Litigation practice groups.  James represents and advises employers and employees in disputes involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage and hour claims, and

UPDATED: Two Major Changes Address Living-With-COVID Concerns

TWO MAJOR CHANGES ADDRESS LIVING-WITH-COVID CONCERNS: A national vaccination mandate directed at employers with more than 100 employees became effective 1/10/2022.  Although the U.S. Supreme Court expedited oral arguments regarding judicial stays facing the mandate, the Court’s failure to do so to date means that covered employers should be prepared to comply.  Under the mandate,

Lasher Welcomes Brent Beecher, Of Counsel, to the Firm

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is pleased to announce that Brent W. Beecher, formerly of Hackett Beecher, has joined the firm, Of Counsel, to practice with our Business Litigation and Real Estate Law groups. Brent concentrates on insurance policy and bad faith disputes. His practice is unusual in that he represents both insurance policy holders

Lasher & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LHSE is embracing the wisdom of former US secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman, as we learn about and implement changes to our firm.  We understand that inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the smart thing to do; it’s the right thing to do. Led by the Chairs of our DE&I Committee, Lasher

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson Welcomes New Attorney, Kelly Harris

Kelly joins Lasher as a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate & Business Law practice groups.  She will be working with the Real Estate Law practice group providing comprehensive transactional support in leasing, financing, development-related issues, and co-ownership arrangements. In her Corporate and Business Law practice, she will focus on advising clients on

City of Seattle Verification of Vaccination Order Now in Effect

Yesterday, October 25, 2021, the City of Seattle’s new local Verification of Vaccination Order went into effect, requiring and empowering local officials to require all patrons and customers (aged 12 years and older) to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated at the following events and establishments: Outdoor recreational and entertainment events with 500 or