• Supporting the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce – Cirque du Centennial Ball

    The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 100th anniversary March 30, 2019 at the Redmond Towne Center Marriott. Read about the record-breaking event.

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  • Firm Client Flatstick Pub Announces Expansion to Tacoma and Licensing Arrangement to Expand into California

    Livengood Alskog client Flatstick Pub has developed a unique entertainment concept – a pub that combines craft beer, arcade gaming, miniature golf, and other games.  With the growth in popularity of the pub, Flatstick announces the expansion of their pub concept into the Tacoma market.  The Tacoma pub will be located at 600 West Main St., near the Nike and Apple stores, and will feature 30 local beers and ciders. 

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  • 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 Hansen & 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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