I enjoy my work as an estate planning and administration attorney. The challenges involved push me to do my best: whether it is taking the time to help a client better understand their intentions and strategy for giving their estate, or guiding a client who has suffered the death of a loved one act as a fiduciary for the first time. My goal is to bring both kindness and sophistication to address difficult situations.
I regularly serve clients with Oregon taxable and non-taxable estates. I relate to people with a multitude of backgrounds, from PhDs to prom queens, and all kinds of experiences in between!
My practice also includes guardianships and conservatorships of adults. Together with my probate cases, this experience helps me see the paths available in and out of court when planning for incapacity or the settlement of an estate—and how to deal with these situations when one does not have the benefit of advance planning.
Although I consider myself a trusts, estates, and elder law attorney, the breadth of these fields implicates other areas of law, and the related field I take most interest in is nonprofit organizations. I provide referrals for family law cases.