Jennings Lodge, 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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Donald Rolfe
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West Linn, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 15 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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Trina L. Montalban
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer
(503) 858-3861 4664 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
Estate Planning
Joanne Reisman
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(503) 222-7401 8835 SW Canyon Lane Suite
Suite 301
Portland, OR 97225
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...
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...
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.

Our core...
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.
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...
Aaron S. Ferreira
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 228-2495 525 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
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...
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...
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...
Vincent J. Bernabei
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Beaverton, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(503) 443-1177 Cascade Square, Suite 102
8625 SW Cascade Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jerald Van Rhyn
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(971) 344-0322 10260 SW Greenburg Rd. Ste 400
Portland, OR 97223
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Jerald Van Rhyn is the creator of the solo practice law firm Sentinel Legal Services, LLC, a virtual law office offering estate planning services to Oregon residents.
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.
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.
Beau Ellis
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Lake Oswego, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 594-8116 17355 SW Boones Ferry Road
Suite A
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Beau is accomplished in business, probate, real estate, and litigation, representing clients in numerous forums and within many practice areas. Beau has the knowledge and experience to assist in resolving your legal issues.
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...
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...
Peter Diamond
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(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.
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...
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...
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
Mack Shively
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(503) 274-7402 1001 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School
Masters in Taxation, New York University School 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
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,...
Andrew Ginis
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Portland, OR Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(503) 641-6262 10300 SW Greenburg Rd.
Ste. 500
Portland, OR 97223
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School
Tax with emphasis in business and estate planning contexts, estate planning, trust and estate administration.
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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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