Estate Planning Basics: Understanding the Difference Between a Will and a Trust

January 20, 2017  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Many people hear about wills and trusts and assume that, in the world of estate planning, they are the same thing. While both do set out to achieve a basic common goal of naming your beneficiary, they have very different elements to them. Depending on your specific situation, one might be far more appropriate than … Continue reading “Estate Planning Basics: Understanding the Difference Between a Will and a Trust”

5 Key Indicators of a Strong Merger & Acquisition

December 16, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Deciding to take on a merger & acquisition is no small decision, and companies large and small have reason to be concerned when taking this big step. The goals for a M&A might vary, but the result is the same for everyone: Success. How can you predict if one company will be more of a … Continue reading “5 Key Indicators of a Strong Merger & Acquisition”

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Naming a Potential Guardian for Their Children

November 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

One of the most difficult decisions a parent faces is choosing the right guardian for their children in the event of their death. Selecting a guardian that will not only raise your children according to your wishes, but who is willing, as well as financially and practically able to take on the additional responsibility, is … Continue reading “5 Mistakes Parents Make When Naming a Potential Guardian for Their Children”

4 Benefits of Retaining Outside General Counsel for Your Business

October 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Traditionally, businesses with legal needs had only two options for legal representation: either hire various attorneys as needed or maintain permanent in-house counsel. The former is problematic in that piecemeal attorneys are unfamiliar with the particular needs and goals of the business, while the latter poses a significant financial burden for those companies with limited … Continue reading “4 Benefits of Retaining Outside General Counsel for Your Business”

Don’t Go It Alone: The Dangers of DIY Wills

September 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Do-it-yourself wills are gaining in popularity for their appearance of low-cost estate planning and convenience. However, DIY wills can easily cost your heirs thousands of dollars and years of headache if done incorrectly. A DIY will is generally built from a template of a traditional will that can be downloaded from various websites for a … Continue reading “Don’t Go It Alone: The Dangers of DIY Wills”

A Brief Introduction to Equity Funding: Understanding the Pros and Cons

August 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Whether starting a new business, looking to grow an existing business, or simply getting capital needed to get through a specific situation, it is important to be aware of all the options for getting funding. One of the best ways to generate funding for a business is through equity funding. Equity funding is when you … Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to Equity Funding: Understanding the Pros and Cons”

Inheritance Without a Will: Intestate Succession in Washington State

July 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

To start this blog, let us just say that the usefulness and importance of drafting a will and creating a comprehensive estate plan cannot be overstated or overvalued. Doing so not only allows you to make your testamentary wishes clearly known, but it also helps protect your loved ones from the inevitable family infighting that … Continue reading “Inheritance Without a Will: Intestate Succession in Washington State”

The Key Benefits of Organizing Your Business as an LLC

June 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

The manner in which you legally organize or incorporate your business is often the lynchpin to the success of your company. When it comes to the legal world, how you organize your business can matter a great deal if trouble should find you. An LLC—or Limited Liability Company—can be a highly beneficial option for Washington … Continue reading “The Key Benefits of Organizing Your Business as an LLC”

Trust Law: How to Select a Trustee

May 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

When you elect to create a trust, usually one of the most important steps you must take is choosing a trustee who will administer and manage the trust. Depending on the nature of trust, the degree of involvement by a trustee can vary, but in all cases it is important to choose wisely as your … Continue reading “Trust Law: How to Select a Trustee”

5 Reasons Every Business Needs a Policy and Procedure Manual

April 20, 2016  |  Law Office of Karla E. Rood

Many small business owners assume that, since they don’t have very many employees, there is really no need to create a policy and procedure manual. This could not be further from the truth. If your business currently has any number of employees, or if it plans to employ anyone in the future, it is absolutely … Continue reading “5 Reasons Every Business Needs a Policy and Procedure Manual”

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