Anna's practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration,... more
Anna's practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration, and trust and estate litigation matters. She enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from young families looking to secure their children’s future, to clients in need of sophisticated tax planning and litigation strategy. Anna graduated from Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, and earned he... view profile
An active attorney and inactive Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Waldbaum regularly... more
An active attorney and inactive Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Waldbaum regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington Department of Revenue. He has more than thirty years of experience in the tax field. Mr. Waldbaum joined LeSourd Patten in 1971 and is a past president of the firm. He is also a past president of the Washington State Bar Association's T... view profile
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property... more
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and property agreements such as prenuptial agreements. I am actively involved in the community and currently serve on the Board of the People's Memorial Association and as the Legal Advisor to the Seattle Audubon Society.
Janet Gray specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and... more
Janet Gray specializes in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and charitable giving. Janet was voted "Super Lawyer 2007" by Washington Law & Poltics Magazine and voted one of Seattle's "Five Star Wealth Managers" 2007 by Seattle Magazine. A frequent speaker at the Washington State Bar's Annual Estate Planning Seminar, she is a past Executive Committee Member of the Bar's Real Pr... view profile
Sara Kiviat Berkenwald received a joint law degree and masters in business... more
Sara Kiviat Berkenwald received a joint law degree and masters in business administration from Seattle University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. Sara received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Washington. Her practice focuses on estate planning, special needs trusts, elder law, and probate. Before joining Is... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.