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Thomas D Lofton
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Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Trust Settlement

About Me

I have nearly 25 years of teaching, counseling, design and drafting experience in the following practice areas:


 


Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts


Business Formation and Succession


Deferred Compensation Planning


Probate and Trust Administration


Income and Estate Tax Planning


Estate Litigation


Business Litigation


Real Estate Transactions


Wealth Transfer Planning


Charitable Planning


 


I reside in Mill Creek, Washington and enjoy traveling, alpine skiing, golf, mountain climbing, marathons, adventure races, and attending concerts and the theatre around Seattle.  I am active in charitable work for Seattle Children's Hospital, The Boy Scouts of America and various other non profit organizations in my local community.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trust Settlement: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    James Parsons Securities Offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I worked with Tom for approximately two years and have known him for 8 years. Tom cares for his clients. We have worked on several cases together. Tom is licensed in Oregon and Washington. I highly recommend Tom as a very competent estate planning attorney.

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    Jeffrey Cheyne Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Oseran Hahn, P.S.

10900 N.E. 4th Street, Suite 1430
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199605/05/2015
ORActive199005/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension - disciplinary
    issued in OR, 1997

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Thomas’s comment: “This was a regulatory action initiated by the State Bar over concerns about a conflict of interest disclosure form that was created by the partners in my firm in 1992 when I was an Associate.”

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
5-Star Best In Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2011
5-Star Best In Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2010
5-Star Wealth Management AdvisorSeattle Business Magazine2010
5 Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2009
5-Star Best In Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2008
5-Star Best In Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSeattle Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney ShareholderOseran Hahn Spring Straight & Watts, PS2014 - Present
Principal MemberNew Media Marketing Solutions LLC2011 - 2012
Principal MemberNorthwest Gun Law Group2011 - 2012
Principal Member/FounderThe Private Client Law Group2011 - 2012
Principal MemberReal Wealth Advisors, LLC2000 - 2008
Principal Member/FounderBrislawn Lofton, PLLC1998 - Present
OwnerLofton & Associates, Inc.1995 - 1998
Attorney at LawSecure Benefits, Inc.1992 - 1995
Kasson & Murr1990 - 1992
Law ClerkU.S. Dept of Justice1989 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Small Business RoundtableFounder1999 - Present
Wealth CounselAffiliate Member1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of John DoeSaved hundreds of thousands of dollars of estate taxes, created financial security for the surviving spouse, and asset protected the inheritance of the heirs

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Handout to ClientsWill or Trust- Which is Better2014
Provided to Our ClientsSummary of Duties of Trustees2014
Provided to Our ClientsWhat Would Happen To Your Family If You Became Disabled or Died?2014
Provided to Our ClientsEstate Planning for Disability2013
Presented at 2013 Summer Meeting of NW Small Business RoundtableBusiness Succession- Favoring Your Kids is Human; Making It Happen is Divine2013
Provided to our ClientsThe Top Ten Fatal Estate Planning Mistakes2012
Provided to Our ClientsGuidelines for Guardians2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Occidental CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MWF/WFG Quarterly Seminars and CLEEstate and Business Planning2014
WFG/MWF Quarterly Advisor TrainingEstate Planning 1012013
Semi Annual MeetingEstate and Business Planning2012