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 four R | D attorneys as 2014 Super Lawyers in the practice areas indicated: THOMAS W. McLANE in the practice area of Employment & Labor Law;  TROY V. NELSON in the practice area of Personal Injury General: Defense; GAIR B. PETRIE in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate; and DONALD "KIT" QUERNA in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate.  Named as a 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star is JENAE M. BALL in the practice area of Employment & Labor Law.

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 2015 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" announced that RANDALL | DANSKIN received Tier 1 rankings in the areas of 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 >>


NYT > Deal Book

Strategies: Pfizer Didn?t Need an Inversion to Avoid Paying U.S. Taxes
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:04:48 GMT

The Pfizer-Allergan merger has been criticized because of a planned headquarters move to Ireland, but such strategies are not necessary to avoid taxes.

Brazil Hedge Fund Star Looks Elsewhere for His Next Big Bet
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:25:57 GMT

Luis Stuhlberger, whose fund has had a remarkable run in Brazil, has grown increasingly bearish about his country?s economic outlook.

NYT > Small Business

Entrepreneurship: Small Shops Take Pride in Turning Their Backs on Black Friday
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:46:50 GMT

Some independent retailers are choosing closed doors over doorbusters and even forgoing all holiday discounts, saying that doing so makes smart business sense.

Health Care Law Forces Businesses to Consider Growth?s Costs
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:02:27 GMT

In January, a staff of 50 or more full-time employees will trigger the law?s employer mandate, which has employers weighing the costs of expansion.

NYT > Technology > Companies

Revenue Falls, but Profit Tops Forecast at I.B.M.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:49:49 GMT

Net income fell 17 percent to $3.2 billion, or $2.91 a share, but the technology giant has weathered well as demand drops in a slumping economy

State of the Art: A Console With Quirks, for Tinkerers
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:09:53 GMT

Ouya is an economy-model game console with open-source, hackable innards and a collection of some truly great and some completely dreadful games.

NYT > Technology > Start-Ups

State of the Art: A Console With Quirks, for Tinkerers
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:09:53 GMT

Ouya is an economy-model game console with open-source, hackable innards and a collection of some truly great and some completely dreadful games.

In Cannibal Case, Jury Deliberates for 2nd Day Without Verdict
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:45:58 GMT

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.

NYT > Your Money

Black Friday Retail Workers Try to Make the Most of a Shopping Slump
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:54:11 GMT

Employees of companies like American Apparel will be putting in extra effort to turn around what is shaping up to be a dismal shopping season.

Sketch Guy: Getting Comfortable With Change
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:25 GMT

A new perspective on choices can ease decisions and make options clearer, a financial planner writes.

Wall Street Journal > Business > Law

New Protest Planned Over Chicago Police Shooting
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:12:07 EST

Activists who question why it took so long to charge an officer in a teen?s death plan Black Friday march in city?s prime retail district.

Sumner Redstone's Competence Questioned in Court Petition
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:22:11 EST

Sumner Redstone, the 92-year-old controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, lacks the capacity to manage his own affairs, his former girlfriend said in court documents.

Wall Street Journal > Personal Finance > Retirement Planning

IRA Advisers Face Tougher Standards on Rollovers
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:16:17 EDT

This week, consumer advocates, academics and financial services-industry executives debated proposed regulations that would toughen oversight of professionals who offer advice on IRA rollovers.

'Universal Life' Cost Stings Retirees
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 02:33:15 EDT

Low interest rates lead to soaring premiums for those who bought these insurance policies in the 1980s.


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