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Michelle Su

Coronavirus and Commercial Agreements

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From Helsell Fetterman’s COVID-19 Response Group We are receiving many questions about continuing to perform contract obligations in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, “stay-in-place” and like orders, and the dramatic economic consequences that have resulted from the outbreak and orders. These FAQs touch upon the most common questions we are receiving. What is a […]


Tyler Jones

CARES Act – Frequently Asked Questions

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From Helsell Fetterman’s COVID-19 Response Group On March 27, 2020, Congress approved, and President Trump signed, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide economic relief to businesses, state and local governments, and individuals affected by COVID-19. Of this amount, $367 billion is available to assist small businesses. As […]


Laura Hoexter

What to do When Your Child Turns 18

Estate Planning

A child’s 18th birthday is momentous. He/she can register to vote, serve on a jury, marry without parental consent, and hold assets in his/her name. At 18, your child may also apply for a credit card and decide to spend spring break in Florida with college buddies. What if something happens to him/her? As a […]


Laura Hoexter

Marital Agreements: Prenuptial and Postnuptial

Estate Planning

From the Estate Planning and Probate Group The legal implications of marriage are seldom appreciated or fully understood. Many newlyweds have questions and concerns about a variety of practical issues, but feel uncomfortable raising the concerns. This can increase anxiety levels, which in turn leads to challenges in the marriage. The sad reality is that […]


Laura Hoexter

Qualified Personal Residence Trusts

Estate Planning

From the Estate Planning and Probate Group What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust? A Qualified Personal Residence Trust (“QPRT”) is Trust which allows you to transfer your home to your named beneficiaries (usually your children) at a future date, at a substantially reduced gift tax rate. Individuals with a valuable home or second home […]


Laura Hoexter

Charitable Giving

Estate Planning

From the Estate Planning and Probate Group Outright Gifts What is the difference between unrestricted and restricted gifts to charity? An unrestricted gift is one that a donor makes to a charitable organization that the organization may use or apply to any purpose. By designating or “restricting” the use of a gift, an organization may […]


Tyler Jones

What Should Dentists Consider When Negotiating and Reviewing a Lease

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Except for possibly employee salaries, a dental practice’s rent expense will most likely be a dentist’s largest business expense in any given year. It is, therefore, important that a dentist considering starting his or her own practice be thoughtful about what his or her practice’s specific needs are or will be before a lease is […]


Michael Spence

Major Changes Coming to the law of “Common Interest Communities”

Land Use / Real Estate

Beginning July 1, 2018, the law governing condominiums, co-ops, and planned communities of 12 or more units will change significantly. On that date, the Washington Uniform, and Interest Ownership Act (“WUCOIA”) will go into effect.  WUCOIA was passed at the 11th hour of the 2018 legislative session, and as of this date, it has not […]


Samuel Jacobs

The New Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

Land Use / Real Estate

What is it, what does it do, and how does it affect you? What is WUCIOA?      Earlier this year, the state legislature passed the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“WUCIOA” or “Act”).  WUCIOA becomes effective July 1, 2018, and is Washington State’s first comprehensive set of regulations that apply across the board to condominiums, […]


Tyler Jones

IRS Collections for Individuals

Taxation

From the Taxation Group What happens if I cannot pay my tax bill in full by the deadline? If you cannot pay your taxes in full by the deadline to file an extension for your tax return, you will receive a notice from the IRS reporting the amount you owe, plus penalties and interest. This […]


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