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He provides leadership in innovative estate planning techniques to assist families from various income levels in preserving their assets, perpetuating philanthropy and wealth transfers. A popular speaker, he appears regularly before professional and public groups to talk about estate and charitable tax planning.
His breadth of knowledge was acquired as an economics major at the University of Oregon, where he also earned his law degree and was published in the Oregon Law Review. Mr. Egner did his postgraduate work at New York University School of Law, where he was awarded the degree of Master of Laws (taxation).
Mr. Egner is a graduate of the 3-year Esperti Peterson Institute’s Masters Program in Wealth Strategies Planning; coauthor of Legacy: Plan, Protect, and Preserve Your Estate and Generations: Practical Answers From America’s Foremost Estate Planning Attorneys and was a contributing editor of Conspectus Current, a magazine for estate planning professionals.
In addition to his 24 years of service with Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, Mr. Egner was a member of the endowment committee of his local church and formerly of the Oregon Food Bank, the Gresham Barlow School District Foundation and regularly consults with other professionals on charities and foundations.
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I've had the pleasure of knowing and learning from Richard Egner for the past 20 years. Rich was my first mentor when I began private practice, and he always found the time in his busy schedule to take this young, green estate planner under his wing. Rich spent hours of his valuable time with me, teaching me not only the most important aspects of the law, but also the importance of building one's character and integrity in order to become both a fine attorney and trusted family advisor. He never asked for anything in return, except that one day I would do the same for someone else. Rich is a role model to many, and the type of lawyer all lawyers should aspire to be. He is brilliant, ethical, compassionate and considerate. His level of experience is unparalleled, and his ability to break complex matters of law down into simple, understandable pieces is a gift few attorneys enjoy. Look no further; Richard Egner is a gem, and you won't be able to locate a finer attorney anywhere.
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|University of Oregon||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1957|