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John W Whitty

John W Whitty

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Business, Probate, Real Estate, Commercial, Tax

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About Me

Elected as a Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, November, 1981


 


Listed in:  The Best Lawyers in America –category of Trusts and Estates.


 


Member, Oregon Transportation Commission, 1987-1995


 


Member, Bay Area Health District Board, 1970-74 and 1999-2009


 


Coos Bay Area Citizen of the Year, 1988


 


Elected to Executive Committees of Oregon State Bar Sections for Estate Planning, Taxation, and Business Law.  Chaired the Business Law Section in 1983-84.


 


Served on many Oregon State Bar Association boards and committees, including State Professional Responsibility Board, Committee on Future of Legal Profession and Internal Revenue Service Liaison Committee.



 

 I have been a speaker, panelist or writer for the following legal education projects:


 


Speaker and author of materials on  “Essentials of Estate Planning and Administration” at Oregon Community Foundation Continuing Education Program on February 9, 2007.  Program was entitled  “Navigating Estate and Probate Issues”


 


Co-author with Michael Bodkin of article entitled “Estate Tax Deductions for Timberland” in American Bar Association’s bi-monthly publication “Probate & Property”, March/April 2005.


 


Speaker and author of materials on Estate Planning for Transfers of Business Interests at University of Oregon School of Law course on Advanced Estate Planning, February 22, 2001.


 


Speaker and author of chapter on “Transitioning [Businesses] Within the Family” at Oregon State Bar CLE on Business Succession Planning – February 1999.


           


Speaker and author of chapter on "Estate Planning for Transfers of Business Interests" at Oregon State Bar CLE on Fundamentals of Business Law - February 1998.


 


Co-Author with Paul Fickes of Handbook on “Preparation of the Federal Estate Tax Return, Form 706”, presented with lecture to South Coast Chapter, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, Edgewater Inn, Coos Bay, Oregon, on November 21, 1996.


 


Speaker and author of Chapter on "Transitioning Closely Held Businesses with Both Working Owners and Passive Owners" at Oregon State Bar CLE on Business Succession Planning - November, 1995.


 


Speaker and co-author of chapter on "Buying and Selling a Going Business" at Oregon State Bar CLE on Counseling Oregon Corporations - October, 1993.


 


Speaker and co-author of chapter on "Buying and Selling a Going Business" at Oregon State Bar CLE on Fundamentals of Business Law - October, 1990 and March, 1992.


 


Speaker and author of chapter for Oregon State Bar 1983 Business Law Institute on subject of "Agreements not to Compete", June, 1983.


 


Chairman of panel for Oregon State Bar CLE presentation "Business Ethics" in September, 1982.


 


Author of a chapter on "Income Tax Consequences of Transferring Real Property", in the Oregon State Bar Real Property CLE Book and co-author of another chapter in same book on "Tax Consequences of Real Property Ownership."  (Published 1981).


 


Member of Program Committee for Oregon State Bar CLE Program on "Buying and Selling a Closely Held Business", July, 1981.


 


Member of panel at the Oregon State Bar CLE presentation "Tax Planning for the General Practitioner" in December, 1978.  Topic for the panel was "Real Estate Taxation."


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1956

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    56 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
    56 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    56 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  5. Other: 25%
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Contact Info

Whitty, Littlefield, McDaniel,Bodkin, Attorneys at Law

444 N. 4th Street
Coos Bay, OR, 97420-2222

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive195608/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's Public Service AwardOregon State Bar1997
Citizen of the YearBay Area Chamber of Commerce1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWhitty, Littlefield, McDaniel & Bodkin, LLP1956 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellowN/A
Oregon State Bar Association, Estate Planning & Administration SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Oregon State Bar Association, Business Law SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Oregon State Bar Association, Taxation SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Coos County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section newsletterPortability of a Deceased Spouse's Unused Exclusion Amount2013
Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section newsletterORS 118.140 (The Natural Resource Credit) As Applied to Forestland2013
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Estate Tax Deductions for Timberland2007
The ConsultantEstate Tax Benefits For Timberland Owners1999
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationTransitioning Businesses Within the Family1999
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationEstate Planning for Transfers of Business Interests1998
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationTransitioning Businesses with Both Working Owners and Passive Owners1995
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationBuying and Selling a Going Business1993
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationAgreements Not To Compete1983
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationIncome Tax Consequences of Transfering Real Property1981
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationTax Consequences of Property Ownership1981

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1956
University of OregonLawBS - Bachelor of Science1954

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Navigating Estate and Probate IssuesEssentials of Estate Planning and Administration2007
Business Succession PlanningTransitioning Businesses Within the Family1999
Fundamentals of Business LawEstate Planning for Transfers of Business Interests1998
Business Succession PlanningTransitioning Closely Held Businesses with Both Working Owners and Passive Owners1995
Counseling Oregon CorporationsBuying and Selling a Going Business1993
1983 Business Law InstituteCovenants Not to Compete1983
Tax Planning for the General PractitionerReal Estate Taxation1978