General Civil Practice
Grecco Downs, PLLC maintains a general civil practice in numerous areas including, but not exclusive to, the following:
Wills, estate planning, and trust formation
Our firm can help you create a will to, for example, leave your property to people and organizations, to name guardians to care for minor children, and name the executor of your estate. Our firm can also help you create a living revocable trust in order to transfer your property after death and avoid the costs and time associated with probate. An advance directive, also called a living will, is another useful document that we can prepare for you that details the type of care that you want or don't want should you become incapacitated. In addition to an advance directive, we can prepare a durable power of attorney for health care in order to appoint someone to make any necessary health care decisions should you lack the capacity to make your own health care decisions.
Our firm represents clients from both the landlord and the tenant side in order to protect landlords' rights and renters' rights, respectively. Our office can represent you or your company in eviction proceedings. Evictions require certain procedures to be followed and we can help you as a landlord enforce your lease agreement or help you as a tenant and defend against an improper eviction. We can also help landlords draft carefully crafted lease agreements in order to protect your investment. We help landlords prepare rental property documents, such as rental agreements and leases, pet and other addendums, abandoned property notices, and more in order to ensure that you are protected should a dispute arise. Our firm also offers individualized advice and representation regarding early termination of leases, security deposit disputes, landlord entries and lockouts, habitability disputes, and housing discrimination claims.
Grecco Downs, PLLC offers professional conflict resolution, offering innovative, cost-effective methods to settle disputes throughout the Northwest. Mediation is a growing option for individuals and businesses which have issues that need to be addressed fairly and equitably. Mediation is a cost-effective way to resolve these issues, while maintaining and preserving the interpersonal relationships of the parties.
Diane Grecco is a member of the Washington Mediation Association, she is on the contact list for Family Law Mediators, and she works with a network of dispute resolution providers. As a neutral and impartial mediator, Diane Grecco can work with you to recognize and identify the issues at hand and craft a creative conflict resolution for you or your business. With outstanding client service, Diane Grecco can assist you with family law issues, custody issues, elder law issues involving elderly family members, estate divisions or planning, as well as personal relationship matters which need third-party assistance.