Bob Huston has been a resident of Portland, Oregon, most of his life. He has been in private practice since graduating from law school in 1968 and became a cofounder of Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd when the firm formed in 1990.
Mr. Huston provides practical and technical advice on all estate planning matters, including:
Making bequests to family members and others.
Selecting guardians, trustees, and personal representatives.
Minimizing taxes (gift, income, inheritance, estate, and generation-skipping taxes) through various forms of lifetime gifts and transfers at death.
Evaluating methods for avoiding probate.
Recommending changes in asset titles and death beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, and retirement plans to best integrate those items into the overall estate plan.
Alternate methods of protecting assets in cases of incompetency.
Mr. Huston prepares all estate planning documents such as wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, deeds, and Advance Directives (living wills) and oversees the execution and filing of these documents.
On all legal matters relating to the estates of deceased persons, he represents court-appointed personal representatives of probate estates as well as trustees and other persons who have responsibility for nonprobate estates.