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Colonel F. Betz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Perkins Coie LLP

Colonel Betz focuses his practice on personal, tax and estate planning for individuals and families as well as the representation of fiduciaries in estate and trust administration. He advises clients on a broad range of basic and sophisticated estate planning strategies, estate and trust administration issues, probate, estate and trust dispute resolution matters, and the preparation of gift and estate tax returns. His practice includes planning for executives, business owners and multigenerational families, as well as philanthropic planning. He also assists individuals with the preparation of prenuptial agreements.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law,” 2002 - 2012
  • Received the Five Star Professional Award – Overall Satisfaction, 2007 - 2012

Client Comments

  • "Mr. Colonel Betz not only has a second to none understanding of his area(s) of practice, his "bed-side manners" and professionalism are of equal caliber. He is also a man of his word and utmost integrity. He has the highest possible recommendation I can give."

    Mark K. Oliver
    President, Founder, Wealth Management Advisor
    Oliver Capital Management, Inc.

  • "There is no other attorney I trust more than Colonel Betz when it comes to expertise, integrity, and professionalism."


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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-6346
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, Probate, Tax, Trust Administration)


  • University of Washington (BA)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association