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Andrew grew up in an entrepreneurial family, and was exposed to the finer points of business at a very young age. After receiving a B.S. in business management from the University of Connecticut, Andrew went on to work as a...
Mr. Luedke is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Washington, the Federal District Court in Eastern Washington and before the Veteran’s Administration (VA Accredited Attorney). Mr. Luedke is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Spokane County Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Washington...
Michael did his undergraduate work at Eastern Washington University where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Mr. Gunning then went on to receive his Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University Law School. Mr. Gunning was admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Washington and United States Federal Court. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and Wealth Counsel.
Mr. Gunning acquired experience in many diversified areas of law including family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation and estate planning.
Tamarae Cooney Leong is a third generation lawyer and longtime resident of Spokane. As part of the Cooney Law Offices, P.S. team, she emphasizes her practice of law in the areas of Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate. Tamarae has experience drafting numerous estate planning documents such as Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Wills, and Health Directives; and works extensively on various Probates. In addition to her practice of law, Tamarae is also the Managing Officer for Cooney Law Offices, P.S.
In her spare time, Tamarae takes advantage of the activities and surroundings that Spokane has to offer. She enjoys running in Manito...
As a Federal Disability Benefits advocate, Randi and her team focus heavily on individualized representation, communication, compassion and courtesy. We understand that applying and appealing for these programs can be triggering and challenging.
In our Young Family Estate Planning practice, we seek to empower parents. Randi is a mama of 2 young girls herself and, in doing the work to protect her...
I help elders and their families plan for long-term care, preserve assets and apply for government needs-based benefits to pay for care. I help clients plan their estates with Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers...
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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