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Congratulations to Eric Reutter

Appelgate Law PLLC congratulates Eric Reutter for his new position at the Law Offices of Theresa Nguyen, where he will continue his legal practice in estate planning. During his time at as partner at Appelgate Reutter PLLC, Eric Reutter remained a constant resource and visionary for the firm. He has helped many clients, both families […]

Jason Appelgate

Attorney Jason Appelgate Helps Break World Record in Support of Medical Research for Childhood Illness

On February 2, 2017, Seattle Children’s Hospital and community supporters made history. At the ground-breaking ceremony, for Seattle Children’s new research tower, Building Cure, the Children’s Hospital and Guinness World Record hosted a world record attempt for the most people simultaneously sequencing DNA. More than three hundred participants including  Appelgate Law partner Jason J. Appelgate J.D. LL.M. […]

Estate Planning with Holiday Traditions

Holistic Planning Part IV: The Importance of Planning to Pass on Holiday Traditions

Introduction: A complete Estate Plan should incorporate traditions. Traditions shape, inform and inspire families, and require cooperation among generations for their flourishing. When generations pass, traditions can be disrupted, abandoned, and forgotten. As explained in earlier blog posts, estate planning in its conventional sense often emphasizes bequeathing property, but generational planning also should appreciate the […]

Legacy Letter discussion at the Rainer Club in Seattle

Many Benefits, One Letter: A Speaker Argues that the Legacy Letter Remains the Most Valuable Gift

This article is the third part in our series on holistic estate planning. On December 7, 2016, our firm attended the Estate Planning Council of Seattle Dinner held at the historic Rainer Club in downtown Seattle. Many attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, bankers, insurance specialists, financial planners, other professionals had gathered to hear the dynamic Lorraine del Prado speak […]

Licensed Professional Business Entity

What Licensed Professionals Need to Know Before Starting a Business in Washington

Licensed professionals, such as attorneys and physicians, will often operate their business through a business entity, rather than simply operating as a sole proprietorship, for several reasons. Operating as a business entity can produce several benefits for the professional business owner, such as asset protection, limited liability, and potential tax savings. Licensed professionals using a […]