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Beresford Booth Adds Three New Lawyers To Team

the Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 1/5/2021
EDMONDS, WA, (January 5, 2021) – Edmonds-based full-service law firm Beresford Booth announced today that it added three lawyers to the firm’s team. “We are thrilled to welcome these experienced lawyers to our firm,” said David C. Tingstad, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We continue to grow in response to client demand. Our new attorneys’ experience in… Read More

Members vs. Transferees

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 12/16/2020
In last week’s post, I identified some of the key distinctions when one holds an interest in an LLC, but is not a member (see here).  Members and transferees hold different rights. This post seeks to further explore the similarities and differences between members and transferees. Rights of Members and Transferees Members and transferees share… Read More

Does Your Durable Power Of Attorney Cover What You Think It Covers?

Washington State Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer Per E. Oscarsson | 12/14/2020
The answer to that question is maybe, maybe not.  Most durable powers of attorney are written to be very broad in their coverage.  For example, they may include language such as, “my attorney-in-fact shall have all powers that I would have if alive and competent to act” or “the attorney-in-fact shall have all the powers… Read More

Beresford Booth Welcomes New Lawyer Sarah C. Smith

the Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 12/9/2020
Beresford Booth is pleased to announce Sarah C. Smith has joined our family of lawyers at Beresford Booth. Sarah will work as an associate within our estate planning team. Sarah earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington before obtaining her law degree at Seattle University. Soon thereafter, Sarah went back to the University… Read More

Adoption Tax Credit 2021

Washington State Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Group | 12/9/2020
The U.S. tax code presently allows adoptive families a tax related benefit for any and all qualifying costs and fees incurred in pursuing an adoption.   The IRS allows a fairly broad definition of allowed costs and fees such that in most cases, any and all fees and costs paid to an adoption agency, an… Read More

You Hold An Interest In An LLC, But Are You A Member?

Washington State Business and Real Estate Lawyer David C. Tingstad | 12/9/2020
You may have heard that “membership has its privileges.”  But what if a person has an interest in an LLC but is not a member?  In general, such a person is a “transferee” and holds only a “transferable interest.” Transferable Interest Defined Under RCW 25.15.006(20) a transferable interest “means a member’s or transferee’s right to… Read More

Thanksgiving Volunteering

the Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 12/8/2020
This Thanksgiving holiday, the staff and lawyers at Beresford Booth prepared Thanksgiving meals with Homage Senior Services to serve to older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout Snohomish County. Homage delivered hundreds of hot Thanksgiving meals to individuals on Thanksgiving Day, along with “refrigerator ready” leftovers for the day after. Homage did a wonderful job… Read More

A Tale Of Two Tails: Lingering Claims Under Statutory Warranty Deeds

Washington State Business and Real Estate Law, and Litigation Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 12/2/2020
Not all deeds are created equal.  For example, in the case of a quit claim deed, the grantor makes no warranty that they even own the property being conveyed.  Rather, the grantor merely transfers whatever the transferor actually owns.  But in the case of a statutory warranty deed, the grantor makes certain promises which give… Read More

A Tale Of Two Tails: Lingering Claims Under Statutory Warranty Deeds

Washington State Business and Real Estate Law, and Litigation Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 12/2/2020
Not all deeds are created equal.  For example, in the case of a quit claim deed, the grantor makes no warranty that they even own the property being conveyed.  Rather, the grantor merely transfers whatever the transferor actually owns.  But in the case of a statutory warranty deed, the grantor makes certain promises which give… Read More

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