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Alfred Falk

Alfred M. Falk

Practice: Trusts & Estates; Tax Planning; Business Planning.
Direct: (253) 284-4413
Email: afalk@harlowefalk.com

Experience:

Al’s practice focuses on estate planning and trust and estate administration. Al helps people plan the disposition of their estates, anticipate incapacity and end–of–life issues, protect their assets (for them and their heirs), and reduce gift tax, estate tax, and generation–skipping transfer tax burdens. He also advises owners of closely–held businesses with regard to succession of management and ownership.

He has extensive experience with family partnerships, retirement account beneficiary designations, life insurance planning using trusts and funding arrangements, lifetime giving programs using direct gifts and trusts, charitable giving (including the use of private foundations), and advising executors, trustees and beneficiaries about their rights and responsibilities.

Al also helps business owners arrange for the succession of management and ownership of family–owned businesses and put together shareholder, partnership, and LLC agreements that spell out in advance what happens if one of the owners should die or want to get out of the business.

Education:

• University of Florida College of Law (LL.M. in Taxation)
• University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.)
• University of Washington (B.A. in Economics)

Affiliations, Publications, and Honors:

• Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
• Past chair: WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; and Business Law Section
• Past president,  Tacoma Estate Planning Council
• Member, WSBA Estate & Gift Tax Committee
• Speaker at numerous professional seminars and author of several professional articles
• Member,  Editorial Board for the WSBA Estate Planning and Administration Deskbook- in progress
• Actively involved in the drafting and passage of trust and estate related legislation in Washington
• Designated a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics since 2005
• Selected to be included in editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2007
• Designated the 2015 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for the Seattle-metro region by the same publication
• Pleased to see Harlowe & Falk receive its fifth consecutive First-Tier Ranking in Trusts & Estates Law in Seattle area in the U.S. News annual ranking of Best Law Firms
• Named 2016 Seattle Five-Star Financial Service Professional, by the same publication

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