West Seattle businesses: Longtime local attorney Sharon Best retiring, inviting you to the party

February 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 6 Comments

After a quarter-century, West Seattle attorney Sharon Best is retiring – sort of – but part of her practice will carry on. Here’s her message:

I would like to give a sincere and resounding Thank YOU to all of my clients, and clients who have become dear friends, for their growing and continuing support of my law practice over the years. Many people know that I retired to West Seattle in 1988 after serving 20 years in the Army. I set up my little law practice here in 1989, focusing on real estate and estate planning, despite being assured by other lawyers that I couldn’t make it without including family law or personal injury law.

25 years later, I’m here and they are not. Well, I need to stop practicing at this point so I can provide a needed presence to my partner of 30 years who is suffering from a disease diagnosed as Primary Progressive Aphasia. I want to be here with her as long as she can be here with me, and this means stopping my practice of law. While I may still do an occasional legal thing for friend or family, and I will be here to answer any background questions that the inheritors of my practice may have, I need to focus on my personal responsibilities at this time.

In the meantime, I wish everyone well, all my great clients, all of the real estate agents who have given us their trust to handle escrow transactions of all sorts, Heather de Vrieze, Elizabeth Carney, Kailei Feeney (the lawyers in deVrieze|Carney who still practice great law) and Cindy Benedict and Joline Fullwiler, my wonderful escrow staff, who have just been approved to handle escrow transactions as Best Escrow, LLC:

Best Escrow LLC is throwing me a retirement party and combining it with an Open House to celebrate their new status on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at THE WHITE HOUSE, 3909 California Ave SW. I hope my clients and friends will stop by to see me off and welcome the new kids on the block.

6 Comments

  1. Sharon Best is the BEST. Amazing attorney and generous, wonderful person. Escrows can be stressful, but Sharon’s staff are so patient and meticulous. Sharon also had rescue greyhounds in the office; wonderful to pet and relieve stress. My thoughts are with Sharon and her partner.

    Comment by iggy — 4:17 pm February 25, 2014 #

  2. Sharon is the BEST as well as Heather and Elizabeth and all of the support staff. I have worked with them over the years and will continue to do so. This is a great small firm, very easy to work with, savvy and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! All good wishes to Sharon and her partner as they travel the path ahead.

    Comment by Diana O. McLeod — 4:58 pm February 25, 2014 #

  3. We wish you the best Sharon. Your firm setting up our estate paperwork and guiding us in the right direction made things so much easier for our family as family matters had to be dealt with. Now working with Heather, we see she continues with your high quality standards & glad that deVrieze/Carney will carry on taking care of our legal needs. Thank you, Sharon. Without what you did for us, not sure where we would be today. Of course, we had to listen, which we did. Thanks.

    Comment by Bee — 6:27 pm February 25, 2014 #

  4. No. Say it isn’t so. I love Share and here staff. Helped us get into our house without any problems. On the other hand, I’m a little jealous.
    BEST of luck.

    Comment by Beth — 7:35 pm February 25, 2014 #

  5. Sharon Best and all who work there have been superb. Helped me with Estate dealings, the level of service and professionalism was very high.
    Good luck to you and your partner.

    Comment by M. — 7:59 pm February 25, 2014 #

  6. Sharon – all the best to you and yours! You’ve been a great help and friend to our family for many years. Can’t thank you enough for all your kindness and expertise.

    Comment by K'lo — 6:04 am February 26, 2014 #

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