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Buyer Considerations Pertaining to Earnest Money Deposits

Washington State Business and Real Estate Law Lawyer Babak Shamsi | 8/24/2022
Buyers have many considerations when purchasing a home, including how to structure an offer, how to address financing, whether to have an inspection contingency, and more. Perhaps the first consideration that springs to mind, however, in the process towards purchasing a home is how much earnest money a buyer wants to put down in order… Read More

David C. Tingstad Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 8/23/2022
Beresford Booth is pleased to announce that David C. Tingstad has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law in the state of Washington. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected ranking guide in the legal community. Its rankings are based on a rigorous peer review, and only the top 5.3%… Read More

Beresford Booth Opens a Second Location!

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 8/16/2022
We are excited to announce that we have opened our second firm office. Our additional location is at 19125 North Creek Parkway, Suite 204, Bothell, WA 98011. Like our Edmonds location, our new office in Bothell – North Creek will provide all of Beresford Booth’s services - business law, litigation, real estate, estate planning and probate,… Read More

Due Process Rights to Parent Children – Perpetrators of Sexual Assault

Washington State Family Law Lawyer Susan O’Toole | 8/3/2022
Recently, the Washington State Court of Appeals released an opinion on whether a parent has a constitutional due process right to parent a child born as a result of their sexual assault. In this post, I will elaborate upon the case and the court’s holding. In the Matter of the Parentage of: R.V. – The… Read More

Estate Planning Involving Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship Property

Washington State Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer Per E. Oscarsson | 8/1/2022
One form of ownership of property in Washington is joint tenancy with right of survivorship. In this form of ownership, the joint tenants (the owners) own an undivided interest in the entire property, whether it is real estate or personal property. When one of the joint tenants dies, the typical result is that their interest… Read More

Mortgage Priorities After Loan Modification: Contract Language Matters!

Washington State Real Estate Law Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie | 8/1/2022
It is common for real estate to be encumbered by more than one mortgage or deed of trust.  Contexts vary greatly, from construction loans to borrowers just wanting to pull out equity using a home equity line of credit or traditional second mortgage.  In most situations, there is little question about which lender or lienholder… Read More