• Kevin Hansen Featured on Cover of Kirkland Living

    Firm Member Kevin Hansen was recently featured on the cover of Kirkland Living, a magazine devoted to homeowners in the Market, Norkirk, Moss Bay, and Lakeview neighborhoods.

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  • Kevin Hanson & Rebecca Penn – Committed to Kirkland

    Firm Member Kevin Hansen was recently name as President of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and associate attorney Rebecca Penn was named as a Member of the Board of Kirkland Downtown Association. Read about how these attorneys will be serving in these capacities.

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  • John White Named to the Washington Super Lawyers® List

    We are pleased to announce that John White, a Member of Livengood Alskog, has been named to the Washington Super Lawyers® list for 2019.  Super Lawyers® is a national recognition of outstanding lawyers who nominated by their peers based upon their professional achievement.   No more than 5% of the lawyers in a state are included…

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  • 2019 Estate and Gift Tax Update

    The 2019 federal exemption for gift and estate taxes is $11,400,000 per person.  If making a portability election, a surviving spouse can have an exemption up to $22.8 million. 

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  • Is Obesity a Disability Under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination?

    Washington employers should take note of a pending case in which the Washington Supreme Court will decide whether obesity is a “disability” under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD).  The case was recently sent to the state Supreme Court by the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case (Taylor v. BNSF Railway Co., No. 16-35205…

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  • David Johnston leaving school board seat

    SNOHOMISH — When David Johnston walks away from an 11-year stint on the school board this September, it also means the conscientious leader who championed equality among schools can exit satisfied. Johnston helped see Glacier Peak High School open, helped decide facets inside the relatively new Aquatic Center and weighed in on the transition to…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

    The high financial cost of defending class action employment lawsuits causes many employers to settle the claims, even meritless.  In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld employers’ right to avoid costly lawsuits through arbitration agreements that require individualized arbitration of employment disputes. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 2018 WL 2292444 (S. Ct….

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  • New Washington State Employment Laws Taking Effect on June 7, 2018

    Read about new Washington State employment laws covering matters including disclosure of religious affiliation, waiver of discrimination claims in employment agreements, employment protection for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and gender wage and advancement equity.

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  • Livengood Alskog Partner David Seeley’s Family Honored by The University of Washington for Environmental Philanthropy and Supporting Former Screen Legend’s Mission

    This month David Seeley, a firm partner and his family were honored in Columns – The University of Washington Alumni Magazine for their environmental philanthropy efforts in seeking to preserve a pristine and remote atoll in French Polynesia called Tetiaroa. Learn more about the Seeley family’s contributions to helping preserve this atoll.

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  • Livengood Alskog Highlighted in the Kirkland Reporter for Hosting Rooftop Concert to Benefit Hopelink

    We are proud to have hosted a rooftop Concert featuring Green Tangerine, a local Beatles tribute band, this past Saturday afternoon as part of a free concert to benefit Hopelink. Since 1971, Hopelink has been committed to creating a community free of poverty by serving the homeless, low income families, children, seniors, and people with disabilities in north and east King County.

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