Happy Valley, Oregon Estate Planning Lawyers

Ginger Skinner
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Oregon Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience

Ginger Skinner enjoys providing expert advice and personable service to her clients to address their personal and corporate legal needs. With a Master of Laws (LL.M) in taxation, Ginger is uniquely capable of providing... Read More »
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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
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...
Trina L. Montalban
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 858-3861 4664 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
Estate Planning
Joel Jamon Kent
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 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.
Joanne Reisman
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(503) 222-7401 732 SW 3rd Ave
Suite 304
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland Legal Services specializes in Personalized Advocacy. This is a full service civil law firm. We cross specialize in several related areas of the law which means that we can offer you comprehensive solutions to difficult issues that require knowledge in several legal sub-specialties. We can help you with issues in the areas of: Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support), Paternity, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law (Special Needs Trusts), Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, , Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Small Business, Real Estate, and Civil Litigation. If you don't see your problem area listed...
James Oberholtzer
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(503) 345-0652 1500 SW First Avenue
Suite 800
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Tax
DePaul College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Oberholtzer has provided legal services to clients for over 35 years. He has provided legal representation to: Families. Estate planning, family wealth planning, wills and trusts, taxation of wills and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, creation and administration of trusts, and probate of estates. Entrepreneurs. Closely held companies, family partnerships and individual entrepreneurs in formation and finance of enterprises, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning and executive compensation, entity governance, integration of tax, legal and business objectives, protection of intellectual property and selection and supervision of local counsel. Senior Housing. Senior housing owners and operators...
Marisol Cordero-Goodman
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(541) 554-8567 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...
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
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...
Peter Diamond
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 395-0244 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Willamette University College of Law
Peter Diamond is a people-oriented attorney who was naturally drawn to family law after an extensive and diverse practice in business, real estate, estate planning, and general litigation.
Lawrence Boyd Hunt
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(503) 226-1162 101 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97204
Estate Planning, DUI, Employment and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Larry Hunt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his law degree from the University of Oregon. He has practiced law in Portland since 1975 when he began working with Millard Becker who is now retired. Mr. Hunt has contributed to the annual survey on Sales published in The Business Law Journal, and has lectured on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and on legal issues concerning the formation, management, and dissolution of limited liability companies. He is admitted to practice in...
Thomas A. Hackett
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(503) 400-7999 650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law
I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is...
Kathryn Bourn
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Gresham, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 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....
Benjamin Taylor Ybarra
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Oregon City, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 6 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.
Kenneth Stephen Mitchell-Phillips
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Gresham, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 335-0161 1217 NE Burnside Road, Suite 801
Gresham, OR 97030
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School and Troy University - Troy campus
The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C. is a law firm established in Oregon and Washington to provide personalized and high quality business transactional, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning legal services to businesses ranging from start-ups and emerging small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is dedicated to providing its' clients high quality, sophisticated, and complex legal services at a reasonable rate. When you hire The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C., you are not just getting another law firm, you'll get valuable legal advice and counsel from an...
Sara Butcher
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 205-8397 520 SW Yamhill St
Suite 206
Portland, OR 97204-1324
Estate Planning and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
With experience planning and administering Oregon estates of all sizes, I am a firm believer that quality representation can be both comprehensive and affordable. Consideration for each client's unique financial, family, and health interests is the key to determining the best way to protect those interests. I work closely with each of my clients to ensure their needs come first, whether preparing a will or assisting after the death of a loved one. I am committed to providing my clients with experienced representation that is personalized and affordable for everyone. Services Provided: - Probate - Wills - Trusts - Tax & Estate...
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
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
Michael Edgel
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 16 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.
Wendell L. Belknap
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Oregon City, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(503) 657-8946 411 5th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Ken Mitchell-Phillips Sr.
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 778-5266 One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St., STE 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Estate Planning, Communications, Education and Employment
Lewis & Clark Law School
Curtis Jeffrey Abbott
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 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
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
Jacob Braunstein
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Sandy, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
38740 Proctor Blvd
Sandy, OR 97055
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Consumer, Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Darin Dooley
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(503) 726-0379 5200 SW Meadows Rd.
Suite 200
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...
Kathleen Kelly Moore
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(503) 222-0220 1000 Broadway Building
1000 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I have focused my practice on the challenges families face including adoption, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, bankruptcy, collaborative family law, conservatorships, custody, directives to physicians, divorce, domestic partnerships, elder issues, grandparent rights, guardianships, mediation, parenting time, paternity, prenuptial agreements, probates,trusts, visitation and wills. I limit the number of cases I accept to insure each client is given the personal attention their case deserves. I am trained in collaborative practice and have 30 years of experience in the courtroom. I have a psychology background and a network of mental and physical health care professionals and expert witnesses,...
Mark Kramer
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(503) 243-2733 520 SW Sixth Ave
Suite 1010
Portland, OR 97204
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
Mark Kramer, Attorney, specializes in family law and civil litigation including personal injury, civil rights, and employment cases. He has more than 35 years of trial experience and extensive experience in family law issues ranging from adoption and contested custody to grandparent and psychological parent rights. Mark has served as a pro-tem judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court. As co-counsel for the Oregon State Judiciary Committee and in private practice, Mark drafted family law legislation that is now Oregon law. Mark is the author of several articles about family law and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of...
Jill Brittle
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 445-1575 1318 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
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
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
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
Kevin E Lucey
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 222-7178 621 SW Morrison St
Suite 1412
Portland, OR 97205
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Consumer and Insurance Claims
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
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
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...
Randal Acker
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson St
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Firm Founder/Managing Attorney. Randal attended Portland’s Wilson High School before heading to California for college and then New York for law school. He was lured back to Portland in 1991 to work for a large, regional law firm. Thereafter, he started his own practice in Portland, OR. Randal offers significant trial experience and has represented a variety of businesses in most industries. Randal oversees all firm matters and focuses primarily on business representation and litigation
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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.

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