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  1. Business: 20%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  3. ERISA,Compensation/Benefits: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
  5. Tax: 20%


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LeSourd & Patten, P.S.

One Union Square
600 University Street 24th Floor, Suite 2401
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterIRA, Trusts, and Beneficiary Designations--What Works and What Doesn't2012
Puget Sound Business JournalEstate Planning in an Uncertain Tax Climate2008
Puget Sound Business JournalIRA/Retirement Plan Benefits--Selecting Your Benefit: Some Qs and Some As2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1979
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Short Talks/Hot Issues--Elder Law Spring SeminarCoordinating IRAs and the Estate Plan2015
Personal Estate Planning for the 99%Coordinating IRAs with the Estate Plan2015
Estate Planning Council of S King Co; King County Bar AssociationCoordinating Retirement Plan with IRAs and Estate Plan2014
Washington State Association of CPAsEstate Planning for Washington Residents2013
The Group, Inc.; Golden Gate UniversityIRAs and Estate Planning2013
Estate Planning Council of N Central WA; Seattle Children's Hospital FoundationCoordinating IRAs with the Estate Plan2012
Washington Accounting and Tax SeminarEstate and Gift Taxes Explained2011
Washington Women in Tax; Seattle Tax Group; Walla Walla Estate Planning CouncilEstate Planning for IRAs and Retirement Plans2010
Washington State Bar AssociationImplementation of the Estate Plan: After the Client Signs--What Now? Beneficiary Designations2010
Washington State Bar AssociationQualified Plans and IRAs--Planning, Pitfalls, and Traps During Life and After Death2010
Washington Accounting and Tax SeminarEstate and Gift Taxes Explained2010
Top 10 Estate Planning TechniquesIRAs and Retirement Plans2009
Taxation Committee of the Washington Society of CPAsEstate Planning for IRAs and Retirement Plans2009
Top 10 Estate Planning TechniquesIRAs and Retirement Plans2008
Washington State Bar Association-Living TrustsUsing the Living Trust to Control or Manage Retirement Assets After Death2007
Seattle University School of LawPlanning in an Uncertain Estate Tax Climate2007
Financial Planning Association of Puget SoundCoordinating the Retirement Plan/IRA Benefits with the Will, Trust, and Estate Plan2007
Washington State Bar Association—Elder Law Issues in Estate Planning;Washington State Tax Consultants 2004 ConventionCoordinating the Retirement Plan/IRA Benefits with the Will, Trust, and Estate Plan2005
Seattle University Access to Justice ProgramWriting Wills and Estate Planning, Retirement Plans and Individual Retirement Accounts2004
National Association of Personal Financial AdvisorsCoordinating the Retirement Plan/IRA Benefits with the Will, Trust, and Estate Plan2004
Catholic Community Services— Access to Justice ProjectWriting Wills and Estate Planning, Retirement Plans and Individual Retirement Accounts,”2003
International Group of Accounting FirmsEstate Planning Under EGTRRA with Emphasis on Qualified Plans & IRAs2002
Washington State Bar Association, Annual Elder Care Law Section MeetingIRAs and Qualified Plan: Post 70½ Issues; Death Issues; Beneficiary Designation Issues/Rules Where Special Needs Trust or Supplemental Care Trust is Named as Beneficiary2002
Annual Practitioner/IRS Working Together SymposiumERISA Plans and Distributions: Changes Under the New Tax Act. What You Need to Know—Why You Need to Know It and Illustrations of ‘New’ EGTRRA Plan Designs2001
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial Problems of the Non-Citizen Spouse and Early Distributions From Retirement Plans2001
Washington State Bar Association, Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits and IRAsIncome Tax Issues: Income in Respect of a Decedent, Rollovers, Premature Distributions, Roth IRAs and ERISA Pre-Emption, Spousal Consent, QDROs, IRA Transferability, Bankruptcy2000
Washington State Bar Association Celebration 2000 SeminarMarital Rights in Pensions and IRAs from Courtship to Divorce Court (Prenups, Postnups, QDROs, Transfers at Death, and More)2000