Paul H. Grant JD, LL.M
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(Business Transactions concentration)
Master of Laws degree in Taxation
(Legum Magister is latin for Master of Laws and is denoted by the initials LL.M)
Central Washington University
Law and Justice major; Business Administration minor
The Background of Paul H. Grant, JD, LL.M
Paul has an extensive work history that brings a practical and professional approach to his lawyering. His client-focused approach is unique in the industry. The unique balance of work experience coupled with a specialized legal education makes Paul stand out among his profession. Paul practices in estate planning, business law and planning, wealth transfer techniques, and property issues.
Paul worked for United Parcel Service for 12 years. He began his tenure with UPS as a college student and later became a full-time driver — both facilitated by Teamsters 174. His experience in a large corporate environment allows him to appreciate the nature and intricacies of corporate policies and employee relations. Paul also relates to the hard work required to successfully perform within the corporate structure.
After his UPS employment, Paul opened several businesses; one a service company and the other an internet coffeehouse in Seattle, WA. His entrepreneurial spirit exposed him to a plethora of experiences which resound in his personal, hardworking care of each client. Paul is familiar with the dedication, risks, and planning required to run and operate a small business. It is within this framework of experience that allows Paul to fully understand the complexities and responsibilities of business owners without losing focus of the employee's needs and accommodations.
• He founded The Law Office of Neubert & Assoc in Michigan where he was a partner
and is the Founder and President of Planning With Purpose, Inc, an estate planning
law firm in Lynnwood, WA.
• He is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the WA Probate and Estates bar section.
• Licensed in the states of Michigan and Washington, and admitted to practice in the US Federal Court, Western District of Michigan, and the US Federal Court, Western District of Washington.
Paul has a wonderful wife, Mariana (also working for the firm), of over 24 years and two college-aged daughters, Rebekah and Gabriela. He is active in his church and has served on the non-profit board of CMMI since 1997. Czech Mates Ministries International, CMMI, is a missionary focused group that provides ESL classes and ministry support to local churches in the Czech Republic. Paul is also a basketball referee for local high schools and was a women's community and Div III college referee as well.
Family at Disney World Dec 2010
Guest speaker on KGNW 820am with Light In The Night, hosted by Connie Lennstrom
Kelly Cassidy Longale JDEducation
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
University of Arizona
Women, Children and the Law -Thematic major;
Bachelor of Arts- Sociology
Kelly Cassidy Longale
Kelly has worked extensively in service oriented professions that deal directly, face to face with clients. Her work history spans a diverse spectrum from assisting the homeless, running businesses, protecting families, and presenting cases before the Courts. This diversity of experiences has fostered strength in sensibility and humility in her approach to serving others regardless of the arena. In the practice of law, Kelly has been charged with helping people traverse through some of the most stressful and emotional times of their lives. Applying the value of practical life to the rule of law, she advocates for specialized representation for every client and family. In her opinion, "cookie-cutter" practices are both impractical and offensive to promoting effective professional representation. Practicing in the areas of family law and estate planning has intensified her commitment to provide an exceptional level of quality service, beyond the established norm, while drawing on her comprehensive and continual education.
Kelly augments her education through annual continued legal education programs and Bar Association presentations. To stay abreast of the latest practices and legal issues in estate planning, she attends Network Estate Planning Collegiums and Practicum education that is coupled with monthly teleconference and webinar training and weekly strategy business conference calls. Understanding and applying the law is not an idle pursuit and has required tenacity.
Tenacity: the quality or state of being tenacious; i.e. persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired (Merriam-Webster).
If there were one word to describe Kelly, it might be "tenacious" because though she has valued every season in her life for its fruit, she has been continually pressing forward to "more," to the benefit of herself and others in her life.
Kelly's work experience began at a young age in the 1970's, assisting a very assertive and hard-working woman who crossed gender lines and labored in the world of men, as a contractor. The work ethic formed during this time was an extension of her father's earliest training and approach of stepping up and "getting it done," specifically when it was difficult work. The practice of conquering challenges and holding oneself to a high standard is in Kelly's DNA.
• Founded The Law Office of Kelly Cassidy Longale, PLLC.
• She is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, and Member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President, Vineyard City Church.
• Licensed in the state of Arizona and admitted in 2010 to practice in the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Courts.
• Practiced primarily in Family Law cases in the Superior Court of Pima County.
• Owner and Partner, 1989-2001 Options in Hair and Nails.
• Office Administration; female vocalist in several venues.
Kelly began training during high school to become a licensed Cosmetologist and within a few years, opened her first business as a salon owner and partner. She managed the day-to-day business and serviced a thriving clientele for over 22 years. In 2000, as an unconventional student, Kelly completed an Associate Degree from Pima Community College (Phi Theta Kappa), transferred to the University of Arizona to complete a Bachelor of Arts Sociology Degree in 2002, and began the pursuit of law. Kelly attended a private law school in Lansing, Michigan and passed the Arizona Bar on the first try.
While in Michigan, Kelly and her family met Paul Grant, the founder of Planning With Purpose, Inc. and his family, and they have shared a journey for the practice of law since meeting in 2009.
As members of Vineyard City Church, Kelly sings and her husband Bill plays guitar/bass on the worship team. They additionally have played a wide variety of music in bands around Tucson. Kelly and Bill have been married for over 26 years, and together, they have a blended family of six children, currently all adults, ages 23-53. The family has sacrificed greatly for the accomplishments described above, and they deserve to receive high praise for the challenges and character building that was thrust upon them during the process. Kelly is most proud of the beautiful relationships that she and Bill have and share with their children. Kelly attributes any success in life to the watchful hand of God; and her life lived in imperfection, transparency, and with the hope that there are endless opportunities to serve others better today than yesterday.
Trust Funding Coordinator
Mariana joined the firm in 2013 and is responsible for assisting clients through the journey of placing all their assets into trust. She works closely with each client to confirm that every institution has properly designated the ownership or beneficiary. This step is critical to the process of ensuring that every estate plan works properly. Mariana is married to Paul.
Client & Community Relations Coordinator
LaTisha joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for the administrative process of the firm as well as the firm's community outreach. Her invaluable work allows the firm to operate at its highest effectiveness, all while bringing an infectious joy to the firm. In addition, she builds community relationships for the firm and educates other professionals of the distinct advantages of working with Planning With Purpose, Inc. LaTisha is married to Ed and they have two children.