Van Moppes Earns Accredited Investigator Certification

In March of this year (2017), Elizabeth Van Moppes became an accredited Investigator Certification Holder. She attended the Association of Workplace Investigators week-long Training Institute and then sat for, and passed, the half-day examination. This is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited certificate under Certificate Accreditation Program (CAP). Obtaining a certificate means that the student has demonstrated success in achieving the stated learning outcomes of the training program. This particular program’s purpose and scope are to teach the core knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform impartial workplace investigations. The core knowledge taught at the AWI Training Institute includes...Read More

Primerus Member Newsletter – The Globe (PBLI) Features David C. Tingstad

Beresford Booth PLLC Edmonds, WA Primerus Business Law Institute Key Contact: David C. Tingstad Member since: 2009       1. What are your top 5-10 practice areas? For over seventy years Beresford Booth has provided first-class legal services in the areas of business & real estate, commercial litigation, employment, estate planning & probate and divorce & family law. Our clients are operating businesses, banks, families and real estate investors. We are proud to serve clients across Washington State and throughout the Pacific Northwest. 2. Tell us one thing that is unique about your firm, or something that you'd like...Read More

David Tingstad To Present “Advanced LLC Issues” At The NBI Seminar On September 25, 2017

Advanced LLC Issues is presented by the National Business Institute on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Are you prepared to handle the advanced questions and issues your clients may have regarding LLCs? This information packed program goes beyond the basics of establishing and operating an LLC, and digs deeper into some of the more complex scenarios arising from LLC ownership and management. After attending, you'll be able to help clients make intelligent tax planning choices. As a trusted advisor to your clients, you need to be able to guide them with spot-on,...Read More

Congratulations To Our 2017 Super Lawyer Timothy Steen

Timothy Steen has been named to the Washington Super Lawyers list as one of the top business litigation attorneys in Washington for 2017.  No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. This is Tim’s fifth consecutive year to be selected to the list as a Super Lawyer.

Protect Your View With A View Easement / View Covenant

If you own real estate in the greater Seattle area, you may have view of Puget Sound, Lake Washington, another lake, or even a valley view. Either way, if you have a view, you likely want to protect it for your own enjoyment, and to preserve your property’s market value. Whether or not your view is already blocked, you may find yourself asking two main questions: 1. Can I make my neighbor cut his trees? 2. Can I prevent my neighbor from building higher? Unless you have a recorded View Easement (aka View Covenant), your neighbor has no obligation to...Read More

David Tingstad Spoke At Webinar About Washington State’s LLC Act

The webinar covered the following: Understand the recent changes and additions to Washington’s LLC Act.LLCs are far and away, the most used legal entity in Washington and across the country. In 2016, Washington adopted a new limited liability company act (the 'Act'). The Act made substantial changes to existing Washington law such that any practitioner forming LLCs, reviewing LLC agreements or involved in disputes between LLC members must be fully informed. This topic helps practitioners understand the Act, identify the provisions of LLC agreements affected by the Act and assist practitioners counseling LLC members. Without an understanding of the Act,...Read More

Fair Scheduling Ordinance For Seattle Retail & Food Service Employers

Seattle became the second major U.S. city to pass an ordinance addressing schedule predictability and flexibility for workers and employers. The “Secure Scheduling Ordinance” calls for better estimates and notification of hours, ensures workers have the right to rest between shifts, ensures workers receive predictability pay for erratic scheduling, and creates guidelines for employers looking to offer additional hours. Before this ordinance became law, large retail and food service establishments face inconsistent staffing needs on a daily basis, resulting in workers bearing the burden of irregular scheduling practices. A study commissioned by the City of Seattle found that such scheduling...Read More

Addressing Support For College Tuition And Expenses

Many high school seniors are looking ahead to college, university, or technical school later this year. Faced with rising tuition costs, most of their parents wonder how they will help pay tuition in the Fall. If you have an Order of Child Support, post-secondary support can be ordered to contribute to the cost of tuition, books, housing, and other related expenses. However, you must be careful to ensure the issue is addressed timely or risk waiving the opportunity to seek ongoing support after high school graduation. In most cases, the issue of post-secondary support is reserved in the Order of...Read More

Avoid Bad Behavior When You’re Not Getting Along With Your Co-Parent

When you and a partner have a child (or children) together and then terminate your romantic relationship, it can be extremely difficult to maintain some semblance of amicability while co-parenting. It is certainly commendable for those who are able to do so throughout, but seldom will this be the case for the duration of your child’s life or children’s lives. Differences in opinions on child rearing, one party’s inability to conform to a schedule, and disagreements regarding extracurricular activities are just some of the issues that may frustrate you to the point you want to take action. WHAT NOT TO...Read More

Beth Van Moppes Presents “Ethics In Investigations” 12-6-16

On December 6, 2016 Beth will be presenting on Ethics in Investigations at the KCBA 13th Annual Ethics Workout at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. For more information, please visit: https://www.kcba.org/secure/cleRegistration.aspx#312