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On April 23rd of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning non-compete agreements throughout the nation. In …

Let’s assume you are ready to sell your business and you are reviewing two competing offers, both compelling in their own way. …

Whether you know it or not, your “estate” is comprised of different assets with different attributes. Some of your assets will be …

A power of attorney authorizes a person (an “agent”) to act on behalf of the “principal” when the principal is no longer …

Business owners beware: starting this year, individuals seeking to set up a legal entity (think LLC or corporation) as well as owners …

Small business owners sometimes have an enviable opportunity to save on tax. They rightfully look for every loophole to which they are …

Washington state has published its estate tax threshold for 2024. Spoiler alert: it hasn’t changed from 2023. When learning about the estate …

During a lunch with an Executive Director of a local charity that currently qualifies as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), I heard him remark …

As a senior citizen ages in her residence, she begins to understand a problem that has been brewing for years or decades. …

  Commonly called “Probate,” the laws that dictate the handling of a person’s assets after their death usually depend on the state …

Are you confused about the Health Care Directive? Is it the same as a Power of Attorney for Health Care? And what …

Securing a source of capital for a new or existing business can be a challenge. Consider a common scenario: Diana has a …

When setting up a business, conventional wisdom dictates that the business be set up in a legal entity providing limited liability protection, …

Individuals seeking to start or grow a business often look to acquisition strategies to achieve those goals. Once a prospective Buyer has …

In the world of asset protection, one well-known concept to mitigate risk is to transfer the obligation for payment of a valid …

On March 24, 2023, the Washington State Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion upholding the constitutionality of the new Washington Capital Gains …

Diversity comes in many forms and many related ways of accommodating different needs. When parents are planning for the needs of children …

Transferring wealth to children will become a touch easier in 2024. Buried in the estimated 4000-page Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2023 that …

Couples are often wary to bring up the dreaded P word when discussing their nuptials. After all, who wants to ostensibly discuss …