YAKIMA, Wash. — On Jan. 1, Velikanje Halverson became the Halverson Northwest Law Group.

In 2007, attorneys from Yakima law firms Velikanje, Moore & Shore and Halverson & Applegate merged to establish Velikanje Halverson. Recently, Yakima labor and employment attorney Gary Lofland joined the firm and it has expanded into Sunnyside with the incorporation of the Hart & Winfree law firm.

With more than 20 attorneys specializing in several areas, the new name better reflects the law firm’s offerings, the company said in a news release. The firm now has attorneys based in Yakima and Sunnyside specializing in business and commercial law; employment and labor relations; estate and legacy planning; family law; regulatory compliance; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate and land use.