News from around the industry highlighting firm achivements and current events

Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that Shane McFetridge has been named Partner

November 28, 2016

Shane McFetridge’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including personal injury, auto/trucking accidents, premises liability, products liability and commercial and residential construction defect cases. He has successfully defended trucking companies, hotels, apartment owners, grocery stores, and restaurants in a variety of matters involving significant claims of personal injury, including traumatic brain injury and paralysis. He has also represented owners, developers and general contractors with respect to construction defect claims involving apartments, condominiums, high rise commercial buildings and single family homes….

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Washington’s 2017 Estate Tax Exclusion

November 28, 2016

By: Eric J. Sachtjen The Washington Department of Revenue announced the 2017 Estate Tax Applicable Exclusion Amount is $2,129,000. The Applicable Exclusion Amount is the amount that can pass free of Washington’s estate tax. The 2017 filing threshold remains at $2,000,000 so decedents with estates above $2,000,000, but below $2,129,000, will still must file Washington estate tax returns.

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Washington’s B&O Tax Applies to National Sales and Drop-Ship Sales

November 28, 2016

By: Eric J. Sachtjen On November 23, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court held Washington’s B&O Tax Applies to National Sales and Drop-Shipped Sales. Avnet is one of the largest distributor of electrical components and computer products. Avnet has 35 offices in the United States, including one in Redmond, Washington, where 40 employees worked. The Redmond employees performed many functions for Avnet’s Washington customers, including soliciting orders, responding to requests for quotes, receiving orders, and responding to questions, and market intelligence…

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Eric Sachtjen to speak on Estate Planning Ethics

November 23, 2016

Paine Hamblen attorney Eric J. Sachtjen will be presenting December 1, 2016, at the Spokane County Bar Association CLE, Best Practices Potpourri. His topic will be Estate Planning Ethics. Interested parties may register for the CLE at http://www.spokanebar.org/cle.html.

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