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Tyler Jones

Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax

Taxation

On May 4, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5096 into law, imposing a new tax on capital gains for Washingtonians. Beginning January 1, 2022, a flat rate of 7% will apply to a Washington resident’s net long-term capital gains in excess of a standard deduction and various exemptions. The standard deduction is […]


Victoria Wei

#FreeBritney and I Care A Lot: How Conservatorships and Guardianships Can Be Used to Protect (and How to Protect Yourself From Needing One).

Guardianship, Trust and Estate Litigation

The New York Times’ new docuseries episode on Britney Spears, “Framing Britney Spears”, the #FreeBritney movement, and the popularity of Netflix movie “I Care a Lot,” have spotlighted conservatorships and guardianships in mainstream media and culture.  Now more than ever, there is a sudden interest in conservatorships and guardianships, how they work, why they were […]


Scott Collins

Phase 3 – Are We There Yet?

Business, Coronavirus / COVID-19

All eight regions in Washington State are now in Phase 2 under Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan for phased reopening of business.  With COVID-19 infection numbers in decline across the state, businesses are champing at the bit for “Phase 3”.  After all, the thinking goes, if the Governor is now […]


Scott Johnson

Update of the State Eviction Moratorium and CARES Act Protections

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate

On October 14, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-19.4 that extended and revised the scope of the state-wide eviction moratorium contained in Proclamations 20-19, 20-19.1, 20-19.2 and 20-19.3.  The moratorium had been set to expire on October 15, 2020.  The following is a summary of the provisions of the moratorium as now contained in Proclamation […]


Nassor Salum

We’re in a Lockdown. It’s Fine; What’s the Risk with an Employee WFHawaii or Another State?

Business, Employment

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on society have accelerated the digital transformation of the modern workplace. With the increasing use of telecommuting technologies and more employers instituting permanent work from home policies, employees and employers are – or should be – asking the question: what are the potential legal issues an employer may face […]


National Interest Exception Guidance to Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Immigration

On August 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued guidance on scenarios that may qualify for a “national interest exception” under Presidential Proclamation 10052 of June 22, 2020 (“Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”) and Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 […]


Second Presidential Proclamation Suspending Certain Visa Applicants

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Immigration

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a second proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed […]