Stokes Lawrence Wins Major Appeal for Washington Estates

Oct 18, 2012

Related Practice: Estate Planning & Administration

The Washington Supreme Court recently released its long-awaited opinion in Estate of Bracken v. State Department of Revenue, 175 Wn.2d 549, 290 P.3d 99 (2012). A divided court was unanimous in one conclusion: that the Estates properly excluded federal QTIP property when computing their state taxable estates. Scott Johnson, Doug Lawrence and Rosemary Reed of Stokes Lawrence represented the Bracken estate throughout the probate and appeal process. Read More