Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC

  • Established in 1956
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For over 60 years, Seattle law firm Reed Longyear has served businesses, families and individuals like you in the Greater Seattle area and around Washington State. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients, tailoring our legal services to your diverse needs. We pride ourselves on handling legal issues with creativity, sensitivity and foresight. We are a long-time Seattle law firm originally established in 1956 as a partnership between Lawrence Hennings, William L. Maltman, and John R. Weber as a general practice law firm.

In 1977, Fredric D. Reed became a partner and the firm was re-named as Hennings, Maltman, Weber & Reed.

In 1980, the firm relocated to the Norton Building on 2nd Avenue between Marion and Columbia, which remains our present day home. In 2001, the firm changed to its present name of Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC.The next members to join the firm, in order, were Douglass A. North, Douglas W. Ahrens, Michael C. Malnati, Michael J. Longyear, Christina L. Corwin, Jason W. Burnett, Elizabeth A. Hanley, Noah K. Williams and Carla Calogero. Two former members have become judges: Douglass A. North, with King County Superior Court; and Linda Lau, who previously served on the King County Superior Court and is now with the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 1.

Associate attorneys to join the firm, in order, were Larissa L. Chan, Erin M. Blower, Anton B. Cauthorn, Carry R. Porter, and Kelli A. Carson.

The general emphasis of the firm's practice has remained unchanged over the past 60 years. We continue to represent individuals, businesses and families in the same spirit of integrity established by our founding members. Favoring proactive planning and sensible, long-term solutions, we hope that we can be of service to you.

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Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Trust Law
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Business Law
  • Entity Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Litigation Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Municipal Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Termination
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Human Resources Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • No Compete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Family Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Small Business Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Michael J. Longyear by a Partner on 06/04/12 in Aged and Aging

    I've know Michael for many years and worked a number of matters with him. He does exceptional legal work and he also gives back to the profession through bar activities/CLEs etc.

    I've know Michael for many years and worked a number of matters with him. He does exceptional legal work and he also gives back to the profession through bar activities/CLEs etc. Read less

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  • 4.6/5.0 Review for Michael C. Malnati by a Member on 05/25/12 in Debtor and Creditor Rights


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