R | D Recognized for Volunteer Legal Work

The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) Advisory Committee and the Spokane County Bar Association Board of Trustees selected Randall | Danskin as an Exceptional Law Firm in recognition of the firm's support to the Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program during 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

R | D Attorneys In The News

RANDALL | DANSKIN, P.S. is pleased to announce that Managing Principal PETER J. GRABICKI has been appointed by the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Foundation of the State of Washington.  The Legal Foundation is responsible for management of the IOLTA trust funds for Washington state law firms.  Mr. Grabicki’s appointment is effectively immediately.

 
DOUGLAS J. SIDDOWAY has been appointed to the board of directors of Law Fund, which administers various legal assistance programs for poor and indigent people throughout Washington with funding obtained through its annual Campaign for Equal Justice. For information on this project, go to www.c4ej.org.


Washington Super Lawyers has named three R | D attorneys as 2013 Super Lawyers in the practice areas indicated: THOMAS W. McLANE in the practice area of Employment & Labor Law;  GAIR B. PETRIE in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate; and DONALD "KIT" QUERNA in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. For more information, go online to www.superlawyers.com/washington.


RANDALL | DANSKIN has a preeminent client review rating from Martindale-Hubbell (4.8 out of 5)


The 2014 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" announced that RANDALL | DANSKIN received Tier 1 rankings in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Tax Law; and Trusts & Estates Law.

 

R | D Gives Back

SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners)

Randall | Danskin serves as pro bono general counsel for SNAP

R | D Christmas Family Adoptions

There is a magic that happens at Christmas time and Randall | Danskin is proud to share in that magic.  Since 1999, the staff at Randall | Danskin has reached out to others in need by partnering with Lutheran Community Services to buy Christmas presents for families in need. Working from wish lists provided by the families, Randall | Danskin staff and attorneys work together to shop, wrap and deliver gifts for every family member.  Examples of gifts that are bought include clothing, coats, shoes, socks, household items, tools, games, toys and grocery store gift certificates.

If you would like more information on how you can assist with this Holiday magic, please contact Lutheran Community Services at http://www.lcsnw.org/spokane.

Michael J. Bayley, Estate Planning

There are so many things to think about when planning your estate; it is difficult at times to know where to start. Here are a couple thoughts regarding how you might think about distributing your estate at the most basic level... read more >>

 

Stephanie R. Taylor, Philanthropy

All in the family: Donor advised funds help create legacy of family giving. read more >>

 

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Chobani, a fast-growing yogurt maker in upstate New York, plans to use the new capital to expand overseas.

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Securities regulators said they reached a settlement with a former Nvidia employee who was the source of inside information about the chip maker's earnings for two hedge fund traders who are appealing their convictions.

NYT > Small Business

You?re the Boss Blog: Are Risqué Company Names Good for Business?
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NYT > Technology > Companies

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Citing heavy losses in its electronics business, analysts say Sony should concentrate its efforts where they pay: selling life, auto and health insurance.

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Jurors have so far been unable to agree on the charges against Officer Gilberto Valle, who is accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and cannibalize women.

Trial in Killing of Therapist Will Hinge on Defendant?s Mind-Set
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A prosecutor said David Tarloff?s preparations and his escape showed that ?he knew what he was doing? when he killed a psychologist, Kathryn Faughey.

NYT > Your Money

Misfortune Leaves Student Loan Borrowers on the Hook
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:01:34 GMT

In some cases, the death or bankruptcy filing of a co-signer can mean a loan default, even if the borrower has paid consistently and on time.

Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:01:42 GMT

Even borrowers with spotless records are facing demands for early repayment of their loans, and some are being forced into default, a federal consumer protection agency said.

Wall Street Journal > Business > Law

A Year Later, Rana Plaza Survivors Struggle
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:34:00 EDT

Bangladesh's biggest industrial accident has left many of the roughly 2,500 survivors awaiting compensation and struggling to adjust to life with extensive injuries.

Canada Toughens Railcar Standards
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:23:00 EDT

Canada ordered an immediate phase out of the most vulnerable tank railcars, following accidents of trains carrying crude oil.

Wall Street Journal > Personal Finance > Retirement Planning

Long-Term-Care Insurance: The Six Biggest Mistakes
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How to avoid the pitfalls consumers commonly encounter when looking for long-term-care insurance.

The Smart Way to Tap Investment Accounts in Retirement
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Here are strategies to make the best use of IRAs, 401(k)s, Social Security and other sources of retirement income.




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