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RoseMary Reed Shareholder

Practice Overview

RoseMary assists individuals and families with all facets of the estate and tax planning process, from basic planning to complex trusts, intrafamily gifts and wealth transfers, charitable planned giving and business succession planning.

She also assists families with probate and trust administration. In addition to her trust and estate work, RoseMary advises not-for-profit organizations on a variety of issues, including obtaining and maintaining 501(c)(3) status.

Recognized by her peers as a "Washington Rising Star," RoseMary is a regular speaker for community organizations.

Recognition & Honors

  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers® (2007 - 2013)

Publications & Presentations

  • "Succession Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses," panel presenter, Washington State Bar Association RPPT Fall Probate and Trust Seminar (December 2013)
  • Program Co-Chair, "Getting the Probate Started on the Right Foot," Probate & Trust Law Fundamentals, sponsored by WSBA (August 2013)
  • "Succession Planning Buyouts by Employees," presented by Foundation Bank (June 2013)
  • Washington Probate and Trust Update, 2013 Real Property, Probate & Trust Midyear, presented by WSBA (June 2013)
  • "Charitable Planning Solutions in a Double Estate Tax State," speaker, Philanthropic & Legacy Planning for Professional Advisors, presented by Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation (June 2013)
  • "Marshalling Assets; Identify the Type of Property; Community v. Separate; Probate v. Non-Probate," Speaker, 8th Annual Probate Administration, presented by KCBA (November 2012)
  • Estate Planning Forms and Fundamentals, co-presenter with Andrew Heinz, WSBA (2012)
  • WSBA Real Property Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting, co-chair, Spokane, Washington (June 2012)
  • "The Washington Trust Act: Innovation and Clarification," co-chair, WSBA (December 2011)
  • "Best Practices for Estate Administration of Charitable Gifts," speaker, Washington Planned Giving Council (October 2011)
  • "Estate Planning Forms and Fundamentals," co-chair and speaker, WSBA CLE (August 2011)
  • "Amending Charitable and Other Irrevocable Trusts Using TEDRA," presenter, Philanthropic & Legacy Planning for Financial Advisors, Children's Hospital Foundation (June 2011)
  • "Fiduciary Responsibilities of Not-For-Profit Directors," speaker, ArtsFund Leadership Training (April 2011)
  • "Marshalling Assets" and "Identifying the Type of Property," speaker, 6th Annual Probate Administration, presented by KCBA (October 2010)
  • "Initiating a Probate," co-chair and speaker, Probate Boot Camp, presented by WSBA (September 2010)
  • "Ins and Outs of Will Basics," speaker, WSBA CLE (June 2010)
  • "Ethics in Estate Planning," speaker, Centralia College Continuing Professional Education Seminar (May 2010)
  • "Estate Planning Demystified: The Top Ten Estate Planning Issues for Everyone," speaker, presented at Stokes Lawrence P.S. (August 2009)
  • "Probate Bootcamp," speaker, WSBA CLE (July 2009)
  • "Planning Considerations for Clients Who Own and Co-Own Valuable Copyrights," co-author with Leslie C. Ruiter and Laura C. Cunningham, 36 Real Property Probate & Trust, WSBA (Summer 2009)
  • "Trusts and Estates Litigation, Annual Case Law and Legislative Update," speaker, WSBA CLE (April 2009)
  • Click here for a full list of publications and speaking engagements.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Seattle Humane Society Planned Giving Advisory Board (present)
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Part-Time Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law, LLM in Taxation Program (2010 - 2012)
  • Member, Seattle Estate Planning Council (present)
  • Member, Washington Women in Tax (present)
  • Member, Washington Planned Giving Council (present)
  • Volunteer, Elder Law clinic sponsored by the King County Bar Association (present)
  • Seattle Advisory Board, Guide Dogs for the Blind (present)
  • Editor, Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust newsletter (past)

Background & Interests

Prior to law school RoseMary worked in science, specifically in the fields of genetics and infectious disease research.

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Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • Washington (2003)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2003)

Education

  • University of Washington, J.D., with honors (2003)
  • University of Oregon, B.S., Biology, cum laude (1996)

Contact Us

We welcome your email, but please do not include any confidential, proprietary or sensitive information. Until you become our client, unsolicited information contained in an email to us is not protected from disclosure. Our firm’s receipt of your email does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Thank you.