Clackamas, Oregon Estate Planning Lawyers

Theressa Hollis
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(503) 786-8191 6400 SE Lake Rd
Ste. 440
Portland, OR 97015
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
I’m a partner with Fitzwater Law and have practiced with this firm for 19 years. My practice emphasizes legal issues unique to the elderly and their families, including guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, probate estates, trust administration, and estate planning. Some of my favorite cases are the emergency (“temporary”) guardianships and conservatorships. I received my J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1998.

I value helping people in times of crisis by making the legal system understandable. I pride myself on being reliable and thorough in my work, while striving to take the mystery out of the legal process.
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Sandra Kuenzi
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Clackamas, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 545-4690 10365 S.E. Sunnyside Road
Suite 200
Clackamas, OR 97015
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Clackamas, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 786-8191 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Estate Planning
Clackamas, OR Estate Planning Attorney
(503) 786-8191 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Estate Planning
Clackamas, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 666-7114 12901 SE 97th Ave
Ste 330
Clackamas, OR 97015
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Wesley Fitzwater
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PORTLAND, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(503) 786-8191 6400 SE Lake Rd. Suite 440
PORTLAND, OR 97222
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
My practice emphasizes the legal and crisis issues faced by the elderly and their families, including incapacity, guardianship, long-term care, and end-of-life concerns. In my 30+ years of practice, I have truly enjoyed the relationships I have developed with my clients and their families. I have the privilege of helping and protecting them – often at one of the most difficult times in their lives. I count myself very fortunate because I like my job. I enjoy the wonderful group of attorneys and staff I work with every day. Most importantly, I get to help clients who need and appreciate...
Andrea Bachhuber
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PORTLAND, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(503) 786-8191 6400 SE Lake Rd. Suite 440
PORTLAND, OR 97222
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Oregon
I am a partner with Fitzwater Law. My practice consists of estate planning and administration, including the preparation of wills and trusts, gift and estate tax planning, special needs planning, and the administration of trusts and probate estates.

Estate planning and administration is the only area of law out there for me. There is no other area of law in which I would rather practice. Over the years I have discovered that my job typically consists of equal parts teaching, counseling and lawyering. Tellingly, teaching and psychology were the other careers I considered before deciding on law. I feel incredibly fortunate...
Trina L. Montalban
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 858-3861 4664 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
Estate Planning
Donald Rolfe
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 850-8345 2350 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR 97068
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
I am a reformed litigator. While rewarding, litigation focuses on cleaning up messes due to poor planning. I knew there was a better way to practice law, and I find it much more rewarding. That better way is to serve my clients as an Estate Planning Attorney and Business Planning Attorney.

My new role is to help my clients avoid the need of a litigator’s services. Working with my personal and business clients I strive to anticipate and head off problems that far too often end up costing lots of money to deal with.

I help families, individuals and their loved...
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(503) 610-0624 0224 SW Hamilton Street
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Cleveland State University
My name is Marisol Cordero-Goodman, I am an attorney who guides my clients to discover what kind of legacy they aspire to leave behind, what kind of values they wish to impart to love ones, family members and/or business partners. I meld my legal expertise in estate planning, estate administration and corporate formation with real life issues. I strive to empower my clients to make informed and impactful decisions about their quality of life, distribution of assets to love ones, on whom to bestow financial and health decision making powers, and how to implement their legacy before and after...
Lauren Barnhart
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Lauren Barnhart was always fascinated with “the rules.” She believes that rules create predictability and clarity, and apply to everyone equally. It was this fascination with rules that led Lauren to become an attorney. As an attorney, Lauren helps families navigate through what can be the most difficult time of their lives-divorce. She works to develop a relationship with her clients and demonstrate that their case genuinely matters. Lauren was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and was a member in the Tacoma Youth Symphony where she performed at Carnegie Hall. When Lauren is not assisting...
Kathryn Bourn
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Gresham, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(503) 492-4229 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 204
Gresham, OR 97030
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Cornell University
I have made helping people through their legal obstcales my life's work. I have over 17 years experience in family law issues such as estate planning, wills, power of attorney, probate matters (both non-contested and contested), personal bankruptcy, contested divorce, custody, and spousal support issues. I also have extensive experience representing abused and neglected children in foster care. When I meet with you I will draw on my past experience in order to provide you with the best options on how to move forward.

I began my legal career prosecuting domestic assaults in the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office....
Joel Jamon Kent
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 222-9115 2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
Rodney Grafe
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(503) 768-3100 5331 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Oregon School of Law
Third generation Oregonian; Lewis & Clark College BA and U of O JD; Practicing since 1981: Debt issues, Estates and Probate; Municipal Judge for over 15 years
Michael Edgel
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(503) 765-8400 1800 Blankenship Rd., Suite 370
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Denver
Michael’s practice emphasizes estate planning, estate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, long-term care planning, and special needs trusts.

Prior to attending law school, Michael gained experience working with seniors and people with disabilities while earning a master’s degree in social work. During law school, he added a financial perspective to his background working as a securities broker for Charles Schwab, Inc. Upon graduation, Michael clerked for the Honorable C. Jean Stewart, Judge of the Denver Probate Court. As an attorney, Michael draws on his background, representing seniors, people with disabilities, and their families on a range of planning, administration, and crisis-management issues.

Michael...
Jason Pierson
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(503) 974-6833 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Oregon School of Law
Jason Pierson became a lawyer to be a voice for people who feel trivialized by divorce-especially children. During a divorce, a child can sometimes feel as though their opinion doesn’t matter. Jason’s passion is to advocate for his client's children and help them succeed. Prior to attending law school, Jason worked as a paralegal in Las Vegas mostly in construction defect law firms for about eight years.
Heather Unger
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Garvin Reiter
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 245-0894 6500 SW Macadam Ave
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning and Elder
Lewis & Clark Law School
Garvin comes to the firm having worked as an attorney for the Legal Aid Services of Oregon. In addition to his wealth of litigation experience, he has expertise in the areas of guardianships, conservatorships and Medicaid planning. He has extensive experience representing victims of elder abuse, advocating for the rights of seniors who reside in care facilities and assisting seniors with consumer problems. Garvin has frequently spoken about elder law topics, giving presentations to audiences in nursing homes, to community organizations and through broadcasts on local television and radio programs. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the...
Benjamin Taylor Ybarra
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Oregon City, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(503) 303-8369 714B Main Street
Suite 202
Oregon City, OR 97045
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
Gonzaga University School of Law
Benjamin Ybarra, Attorney at Law is a general practice that serves the Portland metropolitan area. I work with individuals and businesses in a variety of transactional areas and legal disputes.
J. Gregory Salyards
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Oregon City, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 406-8775 401 6th Street
Oregon City, OR 9705
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Sam Friedenberg
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(503) 245-0894 6500 SW Macadam Ave.
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
Sam began his legal career auditing court guardianships, conservatorships and probate estates in Multnomah County Circuit Court. He joined the firm in 1987 to focus on those issues, long-term care cost planning (including Medicaid) and to advise on trust and estate administration. Currently he also has many clients for estate planning and inheritance/estate tax advice. Sam is one of the original members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Sam has always devoted a lot of time to public policy issues. Sam has served on committees that drafted the guardianship and conservatorship statutes, drafted the probate accounting rules, prepared the...
Darin Dooley
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 496-5508 4949 Meadows Road, Suite 600
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning and Elder
Willamette University College of Law
Darin practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Medicaid, special needs planning, probate, estate tax planning, and trust administration. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration and Elder Law sections, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Elder Law Section Executive Committee.

Darin Dooley enjoys helping people plan for their future, including the prospect of declining health. Darin understands how emotionally difficult the process can be and he wants his clients to feel good about their planning and confident that their wishes will be carried out effectively. Before becoming an attorney, Darin...
Curtis Jeffrey Abbott
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(503) 723-0374 4891 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Willamette University College of Law
Jeffery Demland
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(503) 420-5708 9220 SW Barbur Blvd.
Ste. 119, No. 205
Portland, OR 97219
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jeff focuses his practice on estate planning, administration, and litigation. His practice grows from his experience in academic and pharmaceutical research, where he worked closely with oncology patients undergoing experimental treatments. He enjoys tackling complex issues, while keeping his clients’ real-world needs at the forefront of every decision. Jeff listens carefully to his clients to help them find the solution that’s right for them. His experience with scientific research taught him to be resilient and creative, and he enjoys applying this approach to advocate for his clients today.
Jeffrey Long
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(503) 374-9777 4248 Galewood St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Jeff Long, the Chief Counsel for the Oregon Consumer Law Center, brings his extensive experience as a civil litigator to help homeowners facing Oregon’s judicial foreclosure process. Jeff, working with former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, founded the Oregon Consumer Law Center to bring affordable, aggressive and effective representation to Oregon Homeowners as the state shifts to a Judicial Foreclosure process. Jeff Long has been one of Oregon’s most experienced trial attorneys for over 30 years. He has conducted over 100 jury trials and is admitted in both federal and state court. Jeff graduated from Portland State University...
Patton Echols III
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Gresham, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 491-0863 1300 NE Linden Ave.
P.O. Box 1768
Gresham, OR 97030
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Debbie Hoesly
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 722-4300 Serving Clackamas & Multnomah County
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Richard Noble
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
2875 Marylhurst Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Timothy J O'Donnell
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Milwaukie, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(503) 659-3627 11073 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Born and raised in Clackamas County, attended Law School in San Francisco, came back to Oregon in 2012. Father of two boys. My practice is primarily civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate. I also handle personal injury actions, estate planning and probate, and landlord-tenant law.
Joshua J. Lipps
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 847-2377 5200 SW Meadows Rd, Ste 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University
Josh earned his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, and was admitted to practice the same year in Oregon. Previously, Josh was an editor for the Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution, and clerked for the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office. Before law school, Josh gained experience in the real-estate industry, including mortgages, title insurance, and finance. ?Originally from Michigan in the Midwest, Josh is now proud to call Oregon home where he enjoys fly fishing, horsemanship, and camping. Josh is also a fine arts and music enthusiast.
Karen MW Knauerhase
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
8403 SW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
Estate Planning and Elder
Tim Nay
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 245-0894 6500 SW Macadam Ave.
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning and Elder
Willamette University
Tim has combined decades of clinical social work experience and legal expertise to develop an insightful, innovative and people-friendly approach to assisting his clients. He is the founding President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and was recognized in 1992 as a Fellow of the Academy. Tim is a past President of the Oregon Gerontological Association, past Chair and founding member of the Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and past President of the Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. He is past Chair, Amicus Brief Committee-National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2003-2006) and also a member...
Anne Furniss
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Gresham, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 665-9299 2053 NE Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR 97030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Workers' Comp
Willamette University College of Law
John Warren
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
5410 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Wendell L. Belknap
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Oregon City, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(503) 657-8946 411 5th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Glen Shearer
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GRESHAM, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(503) 243-2608 600 NW FARISS RD, #102
GRESHAM, OR 97030
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
Karen B Dawson
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(503) 866-0170 5695 Hood St
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning
Columbia Law School and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Charles Allen Kovas
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
Warren Allen LLP
122 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Estate Planning, Business and Family
Elizabeth Munns
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(503) 723-0374 4891 Willamette Falls Dr Ste 1
West Linn, OR 97068
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Jace D. Cook
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 567-8191 5 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 400
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Lewis & Clark Law School and Friedrich Schiller University - School of Law
Jace D. Cook, Esq., is the founder, manager, and a shareholder of COOK LAW - There when you need it.® After spending several years gaining experience in multiple disciplines of the law, Mr. Cook envisioned a practice that would treat clients like family by providing a combination of personable legal advice and the strongest representation possible in every case. Having externed and worked for other general practice law firms, criminal defense lawyers, and former prosecutors, Mr. Cook got the inside track on criminal defense representation and trial law. On this experience and "real world" knowledge he built COOK LAW.

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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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