Tax Implications after DOMA

On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional as it violates the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution as applied to persons of the same sex who...

2Q 2013 Market Commentary

“For the loser now will be later to win For the times they are a-changin’” – Bob Dylan With a modest improvement in unemployment, a nascent housing recovery and continued accommodative Federal Reserve, the US markets continued to generate positive returns, albeit with considerable volatility...

Who’s fastest growing among Eastside private companies?

Coldstream makes the list again! Puget Sound Business Journal named its 2013 Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Each of the 50 companies – located from Lake Washington east to the Cascade Mountains and from Bothell south to Renton – recorded growth in the double digits for...

Coldstream’s Anniversary Event

Our talented Coldstream glass artists showed their skills in the coloring, shaping, and blowing of glass at Redmond School of Glass . A very fun, unique, and memorable activity to celebrate 17 years of serving our clients!

Donald Gher Receives Honorary Doctor

Donald L. Gher of Bellevue, Wash., received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Eastern Illinois University today in recognition of his dedication, his generosity, and his service to others. Gher graduated from Eastern in 1973 with a degree in business and a concentration...

Market Update and Outlook – 2Q 2013

In every life we have some trouble When you worry you make it double Don’t worry, be happy….. – Bobby McFerrin 1988 While all of the problems the market has been worrying about for the last few years have not been solved, it seems that...