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  • Estate Planning for Your Washington State Small Business

    When small business owners create a succession plan, they tend to focus on one topic: who will take the reins when I die?  While this is the most important issue, there are other matters to address.  For small business owners, Washington estate taxes can become a major hurdle due to the assets that compromise their…

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  • Battles Rooftop Concert Featuring CRÈME TANGERINE will Rock Kirkland on Saturday – January 27, 2018 at Noon

    Kirkland Chamber of Commerce presents Seattle’s favorite Beatles music  experience on the rooftop balcony of the Livengood Alskog Building to celebrate the anniversary of The Beatle’s legendary last performance and to benefit Hopelink. Learn more about this concert.

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  • Kevin Hansen Receives the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce A. Duane Lund Chapter Member of the Year Award

    Livengood Alskog is pleased to announce that Kevin B. Hansen is the recipient of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce A. Duane Lund Chamber Member of the Year Award.  Read more about this award.

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  • 2018 Estate and Gift Tax Update

    The 2018 federal exemption for gift and estate taxes is $5.6 million per person. If making a portability election, a surviving spouse can have an exemption up to $11.2 million. The new exemption amount is increased from $5.49 million in 2017. Estates in excess of the exemption amount are subject to a 40% tax on all assets over the exemption. The federal generation skipping transfer tax exemption is also $5.6 million.

    Read more about the exemption and gift limits.

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  • Livengood Alskog Supports Evergreen Healthcare Gala, Which Raised $1.35 Million for New Transitional Care Unit for Behavioral Health

    On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, more than 700 members of the community came together to support the 2017 Evergreen Gala.  This year, the purpose of the Gala was to raise funding for a new 14-bed Transitional Care Unit for Behavioral Health at EvergreenHealth.  The new unit will provide treatment and healing for behavioral healthcare patients…

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  • Trusts 101 – A CLE Primer on Trusts Featuring Firm Attorneys John White and Alex Hurt

    Firm attorneys John White and Alex Hurt will be presenters at a CLE seminar entitled Trusts 101 on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Tacoma La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 1425 E. 27th Street, Tacoma. Find our more about the seminar.

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  • Dennis Perkins joins the firm as an Of Counsel attorney

    Dennis represents property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and equipment rental companies in a wide range of matters, ranging from negotiating and drafting contracts, litigation disputes involving breaches of contract and contract performance.

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  • Livengood Alskog donates $1,000 to Hopelink

    As a thank you to our clients for responding to a client survey Livengood Alskog donated $1,000 to Hopelink, a social services nonprofit agency.  Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in North and East King County. Hopelink provides stability and helps people gain the skills and knowledge they need…

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  • Alex Hurt joins Livengood Alskog

    Livengood Alskog announced today that Alex Hurt joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Hurt is a native Washingtonian, growing up in the Edmonds area.  He graduated from the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law and received a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Florida.   He will work…

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  • Phil Carter Memorial Celebration

    With deep sadness we say good bye to our dear friend and retired partner Phil Carter. Phil passed away at home on Monday, June 20, 2016. Phil joined our firm in 1965 and was a leader in the firm. He was a wise and supportive counselor to our clients for many years. He also was…

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