Katie assists individuals and families in Washington and Oregon with estate planning,... more
Katie assists individuals and families in Washington and Oregon with estate planning, and trust and estate administration. She also works with business owners and their families on business succession planning. Katie understands that each client has specific goals and drafts primary estate planning documents tailored for the client’s individual needs. She also works closely with high-income cl... view profile
Lisa advises nonprofit organizations and businesses on critical legal issues in... more
Lisa advises nonprofit organizations and businesses on critical legal issues in order to keep them compliant with a myriad of rules and regulations. She counsels nonprofits on tax and operational issues, including formation, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, private foundation excise taxes, excess benefit transactions, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law compliance, and collabora... view profile
I help small businesses and non-profits with their corporate and tax issues. I also... more
I help small businesses and non-profits with their corporate and tax issues. I also assist families and individuals with their estate planning needs. I try to charge at flat fee rates or provide an estimate for fees in advance. My mission is to help clients find solutions, whether they are legal, business, or personal.
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson... more
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson Mines, he heads the Estate Planning and Probate practice area and also is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Wernecke’s practice covers estate planning, succession planning for closely held business, real estate and investment entities, compensation and retirement arrangements, pr... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.