Practice Areas

Click on any of the practice areas below for more details.

  • Family Law

    The firm has representing clients in the area of family law for over 15 years.  The firm has broad experience and handles family law matters including:

    • Divorce
    • Separation Agreements
    • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Business Law

    The firm  has been representing businesses and business owners for over 30 years.  The firm counsels clients in all areas of business and development including:

    • Business Formation and Tax Planning
    • Business General Counsel
    • Business Transition and Exit Strategies
    • Contract drafting and negotiation 
    • Employment Agreements
    • Litigation
    • Purchase, Sale and Merger
    • Intellectual Property
    • Collections on behalf of businesses including suits, liens, foreclosures and garnishments 
    • Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Creditor & Debtor

    The firm represents individual and corporate creditors in all types of collection matters including:

    • Creditor representation when a debtor is in or threatening bankruptcy
    • Creditor representation in debt collection and contract breach
    • Fraudulent Conveyance, lien and levy action
  • Construction Law

    The firm represents both contractors and private owners in all aspects of construction documentation, negotiation and litigation

  • Estate Planning & Wills

    The firm provides counsel in all aspects of estate planning and business transition planning including:

    • Wills & Powers of Attorney
    • Trusts (simple to complex)
    • Charitable Planning
    • Custodianships
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Controversy with the IRS
    • Medicaid Planning
    • Tax Planning, both Federal and State 
  • Probate

    The firm provides representation and counsel guiding family members through the probate and estate settlement process.

  • Elder Law

    The firm provides counsel to elderly individuals regarding senior and disability planning including:

    • Medicaid Planning, Application and Appeals
    • Incapacity Planning
    • Guardianships
    • Elder Law litigation
  • Tax Law & Planning

    Jess R. Monnette has advanced training in tax law.  His practice covers all areas of tax law including:

    • Non-profit planning and organization
    • Tax Controversy with the IRS & Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR)
    • Business Planning and Counsel
    • Tax planning for Divorce
    • Estate Tax planning
  • IRS Practice

    Have you been contacted for audit or review by either the IRS or the Department of Revenue?  The firm represents clients in tax controversies before the IRS and in U.S. Tax and District Courts.  On the State tax side, the firm represents clients in conflicts with the Washington State Department of Revenue in administrative appeals and Washington State Courts.

  • Real Estate

    The firm has experience in all areas of real estate law and litigation including:

    • Purchases and Sales
    • Leasing/Subleasing
    • Real Estate Disputes and Litigation
    • Real Estate Development Agreements & Financing
    • Short Sales
    • Foreclosures
    • Representing Landlords
    • Representing Mobile Home Parks
    • Easements and Covenants
    • Construction Contracts
    • Irrigation and Well Use Agreements
    • Road Use Agreements
    • Homeowner’s Association creation and counsel 
    • Condominium Development and Declarations
    • Seller Financing
    • Joint Ownership Agreements
    • Water Rights and Transfers
  • Land Use & Development

    The firm has broad experience in Land use and development including:

    • Real Estate Acquisition  & Development
    • Shorts Plats & Long Plats
    • Financing
    • Land Development LLCs & Partnerships
    • Easements and Covenants
    • Homeowner’s Association creation and counsel