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  1. Estate Planning: 90%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    26 years, 400 cases

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Stoel Rives

600 University Street
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98101

Stoel Rives

600 University Street
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98101



TXInactive 198910/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Nonprofit/Charities LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Trusts and EstatesBest Lawyers in America2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselStoel Rives2009 - Present
PartnerFahlman Olson & Little PLLC2008 - 2009
Of CounselFahlman Olson & little, PLLC2004 - 2008
General CounselMADD National Office2003 - 2004
Associate Chief Counsel and National Charitable Giving CounselAmerican Cancer Society National Office1999 - 2003
Planned Giving DirectorAmerican Cancer Society1995 - 1999
AttorneyCooper Huddleston & Aldous1993 - 1995
AttorneyRonquillo & DeWolf1992 - 1993
AttorneyGardere & Wynne, LLP1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersMember2011 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleExecutive Committee2010 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationChair, 2010 WSBA/EPC Estate Planning Seminar2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationAdvisory Board - Annual Estate Planning Seminars2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationCo-Chair 2009 EPC and WSBA Estate Planning Seminar2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2004 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselBoard of Directors - DFW Chapter2004 - 2004
Washington Planned Giving CouncilMember2004 - 2009
Nashville Bar AssociationChair, Corporate Counsel Committee2002 - 2002
Middle Tennessee Planned Giving CouncilMember1999 - 2003
Nashville Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2003
Dallas Estate Planning CouncilMember1995 - 1999
State Bar of TexasMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
School of TaxationTop 10 Things You Need to Know About Foreign Filings to Avoid Penalties2012
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersCanadian Immigration Trusts2011
Pacific Northwest Global Donors ConferenceLegal Issues in International Grantmaking2011
Estate Planning Council of Snohomish CountyWhat the new federal estate, gift, and GST tax law means for estate planning in Washington State2011
Estate Planning Council of Snohomish CountyEstate Plan Superseded? How to title assets and handle beneficiary designations2011
East King County Estate Planning CouncilEstate and Gift Tax Update – Planning for Washington Residents and Assets2011
56th Annual Estate Planning SeminarU.S. - Canada Cross Border Planning: How to Help Clients Holding Cross-Border Assets and/or Living Across the Border Without Paying an Arm and a Hockey Stick2011
Northwest Trust ConferenceEstate Tax Update (or How to navigate the Waters of Uncertainty)2010
Financial Planning Association2010: A New Frontier in Estate Tax Planning2010
Estate Planning Council of SeattleSo Your Client Has a Private Foundation - Now What?2008
East King County Estate Planning CouncilSo Your Client Has a Private Foundation - Now What?2008
NDOA Winter ConferenceCharitable Giving2006
International Annual MeetingTax Issues for Nonprofits - Cause Related Marketing and UBIT2004
National Annual MeetingCharitable Giving Tax Issues2001
National Annual MeetingTax Issues for Tax Exempt Organizations2000
National Gift Planning ConferenceCharitable Gift Planning1998