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Ron McKinstry - The Seattle legal community and our law firm lost a giant on March 5, 2016. Ron McKinstry, partner at the firm from 1992 until his retirement in 2004, died peacefully at age 89. He was surrounded by family at the time. Before he joined ELM, Ron was a long-time partner at Bogle and Gates, one of the leading firms in Seattle. At Bogle, Ron developed into one of the most sought after and respected litigators in the region. He was responsible for creating the litigation departme...

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Skip Li keynotes 2016 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast - ELM founder Skip Li was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, an annual bipartisan gathering of politicians, community leaders, and students. The event dates back to a 1935 gathering of business executives in Seattle that gathered to pray about the issues of the day. In 1941, new Washington Governor Arthur Langley invited friends from around the state to join the event, which was the first of its kind in the country....

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Introducing Bemnet: ELM’s summer intern - For the third summer in a row, we welcome a high school student from the YWCA GirlsFirst program. The mission of YWCA GirlsFirst is “to encourage leadership, instill confidence, develop skills, and provide opportunities to girls of color.” Our past interns have been highly intelligent and driven individuals who became valuable additions to our firm. This summer ELM is happy to welcome Bemnet! She’ll be with us for 10 weeks. We have every confidence ...

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Clergy housing allowance survives another challenge - The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed another constitutional challenge to the clergy housing allowance.  The lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation argued that the clergy housing allowance violated the First Amendment.  The Court of Appeals held that the FFRF did not have standing because it had not been specifically injured. The housing allowance allows a minister to exclude from taxable i... http://ow.ly/2QGsew
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