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Beth Van Moppes To Conduct Anti-Harassment Training March 15th

Posted: Feb 21, 2018

By: BeresfordBooth

If you are an employer or a manager in Washington State who wants to keep your business and your home, the flood of #MeToo news should have you concerned about your workplace culture.
Because in the Evergreen State, in addition to businesses themselves, individual business owners and managers can be sued for workplace harassment. Prevention is your best tool against harassment lawsuits. Training your managers and yourself is your best tool for prevention.

Here’s how Beresford Booth can help.

On Thursday, March 15th , Beth Van Moppes will be conducting a One Hour Anti-Harassment Training Class.

Morning session...Read More

Beresford Booth Supports Pacific Little League All Stars Trip To California

Posted: Aug 8, 2016

By: BeresfordBooth

The Pacific Little League (PLL) All Stars won the Washington State championship and are now in San Bernadino California at the Northwest Regional Championship representing Washington.

Prior to leaving for San Bernadino, three of the players from the PLL All Stars team met with attorneys from Beresford Booth where they received a check from the firm sponsoring their trip.

PLL All Stars won their first game of the Northwest Regional Championship versus Wyoming 15-1 and are slated to play Oregon (Bend North) on Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm. The game will be televised on ESPN 3.

The attorneys and staff of...Read More

Remodeled Reception Area Now On First Floor

Posted: May 9, 2016

By: BeresfordBooth

FYI - We recently relocated  and remodeled our reception area. The new reception area is now located on the first floor.  For access, please take the elevator to "1" or walk up the stairs.

David C. Tingstad Presents New LLC Regulations At 2016 Senior Lawyers Section Conference CLE

Posted: May 9, 2016

By: Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad

Beresford Booth partner David C. Tingstad presented "LLC Updates -- New LLC Regulations that took effect January 2016" at Washington State Bar Assocation's Senior Lawyers Section Conference CLE Event titled "The Changing Landscape 2016." The event took place on May 6th 2016 and featured speakers on:




  • Bias in the justice system
  • Title IX and Sex Discrimination
  • Technology and office management
  • Ethics of social media
  • Updates from the WA Supreme Court
  • Ethics Rules as applied to estate planning, probate and guardianship
  • Communicating between generations
  • LLC Updates -- New LLC regulations that took effect...Read More

Edmonds Law Firm Beresford Booth Announces Election of Three New Partners

Posted: Apr 1, 2015

By: BeresfordBooth

Edmonds Full-Service Law Firm, Beresford Booth PLLC, announces Dimitra S. Scott, Timothy E. Steen and William O. Kessler have been elected as partners of the Firm.  All three have contributed significantly to the Firm and the community for many years.


Dimitra S. Scott brings compassion and a balanced perspective to her clients. She will continue to practice  employment and family law litigation.

Timothy E. Steen will continue to represent clients in high‑stakes matters concerning business, real estate, employment, and complex torts.

William O. Kessler will continue representing businesses, individuals and families in...Read More

David C. Tingstad To Present Unwinding the Myth of the Limited Liability Company Capital Account On August 28, 2014

Posted: Jul 31, 2014

By: Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad

On August 28th, 2014, Beresford Booth PLLC Business Attorney David C. Tingstad along with Cristin Keane of Carlton Fields and Thomas Rutledge of Stoll Keenon Ogden will discuss capital accounts, a fundamental part of limited liability corporations.

Learn the importance of capital accounts, the fundamentals associated with the maintenance of the account, and how the account impacts management.  Learn how capital accounts change and how the changes reflect the economics of the company. Compare and contrast capital accounts with basis. Improve your depth of knowledge of LLCs.

Beresford Booth PLLC (425.776.4100),


What Is The Process Of Estate Administration In Washington State?

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

By: Washington State Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer Matthew J. Cruz

In Washington State, when someone passes away, their estate will need to be administered.  In general the process of estate administration accomplishes three basic purposes: 1) gathers together all of the Decedent’s assets; 2) pays all of the Decedent’s debts; and 3) distributes the net remaining estate to the Decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries.  Though these are the basic steps of administration, the process is different depending on how the Decedent organized their estate and how the Decedent chose to implement their estate plan.

For example, a Decedent may have died with many assets or with just a few.  They...Read More

What If I Die Without A Will In Washington State?

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

By: Washington State Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer Matthew J. Cruz

What happens to my estate in Washington State if I die without having executed a Last Will and Testament?

When someone dies without having executed a valid Last Will and Testament, they are said to have died intestate (without a Will).  I am frequently asked whether dying without a Will means your Estate will be distributed to the State of Washington – the answer is “no.”  Dying without a Will merely means your estate will be distributed according to state law.  In this sense, everyone “has a Will”, some by separate instrument and some by state law.

When someone...Read More

Beresford Booth Congratulates Their 2014 Super Lawyers And Rising Star

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

By: BeresfordBooth

Beresford Booth PLLC had two attorneys selected as 2014  Super Lawyers.

Timothy E. Steen was selected to the 2014 Washington Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation. This is Tim’s second consecutive year to be selected to the list.
William O. Kessler was selected to the 2014 Washington Rising Stars list in the area of General Litigation.

The firm proudly congratulates Tim and Bill for their selection to the 2014 lists.

The Super Lawyers list is published in the WashingtonSuper Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is...Read More

Who Pays For A Child’s College In Case Of Divorce In Washington State?

Posted: May 30, 2014

By: Washington State Family Law Lawyer Dimitra S. Scott

High School graduation is on the horizon. Your child may have plans to attend college or vocational school in the fall. How (or who) is going to pay the expense? Courts in Washington state have the authority and discretion to determine whether the parents must pay.

If you have an Order of Child Support, the issue of post-secondary support may already be addressed. Depending upon the age of the child at the time the order was entered, the issue of post-secondary support may have been reserved for later determination provided the issue is addressed timely. Although all...Read More