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Laura Herpers Zeman

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate & Incorporation, Trusts, International Law

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About Me

Laura Zeman is the principal shareholder with Zeman Law Group PLLC.

● Focusing on counseling and assisting individuals and families with estate planning in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
● Providing wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and probate administration.
● Assisting clients in the formation and general maintenance of non-profit entities and limited liability business entities.

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. International Law: 10%
  4. Trusts: 10%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($170-350/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Scott Frederick Leist

    I worked with Laura at a large Seattle law firm for about 3 years and can't say enough good things about her. Since then, we have each formed our own firms and I routinely refer my friends and clients to her. There isn't any higher endorsement than that.

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    Scott Leist Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Zeman Law Group, PLLC

10655 NE 4th St.
Suite 701
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Zeman Law Group, PLLC

One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 1601
Seattle, WA, 98101-4124

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200007/06/2015
ORInactive199807/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Five Star Wealth AdvisorFive Star Professional2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalZeman Law Group PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneyStoel Rives LLP2000 - 2007
Law Clerk to the Honorable David E. WilsonUnited States District Court for the District of Washington1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Overlake Hospital Planned Giving Advisory BoardAdvisory Board Member2013 - Present
East King County Estate Planning Council BoardBoard Member2011 - Present
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Planned Giving Advisory BoardAdvisory Board Member2010 - 2013
Seattle Estate Planning CouncilMember2006 - Present
Seattle Childrens Hospital Foundation Legacy CouncilLegacy Council Member2004 - Present
Executive Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Washington State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Member2002 - Present
French American Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2002 - 2012
Virginia Mason Foundation Planned Giving Advisory BoardMember2000 - 2008
Washington Planned Giving CouncilMember2000 - 2010

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter Durable Financial Powers of Attorney and Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney 2005
Quinnipiac Probate Law JournalEstate Planning: Ethical Considerations of Using Medicaid to Plan for Long-Term Medical Care for the Elderly1998
Catholic University Law ReviewNote, State Sovereign Immunity: Myth or Reality After Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida?1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD1998
Boston CollegePolitical Science and FrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionPractical Tips and Pointers for Working with International Clients2012
Washington State Bar AssociationEthics and Professional Responsibility: Issues of Client Competency and Conflicts of Interest2012
Society of Trusts and Estates PracitionersReform of French Taxation and Wealth Transfer Laws2011
Washington State Bar Association, Board of CLEAN OVERVIEW OF THE LAW RELATING TO POWERS OF ATTORNEY2010
Estate PlanningFundamentals of Estate Planning - Children's Hospital2008
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsPLANNING METHODS TO CONTROL MEDICAL TREATMENT2008
The Fundamentals of Estate Planning for Young ParentsEstate Planning2007
Estate Planning for Women ProfessionalsEstate Planning2007
The Law Relating to Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians,”Estate Planning for Small and Medium Sized Estates2006
“Living Wills & Powers of Attorney,” Healthcare Planning SeminarEstate Planning2005