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Amy J Cross

Estate planning Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Estate Planning Shareholder at Buckley Law P.C.

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 5 years
    Oregon - OR 18 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Advance estate planning techniques, Wills and Trust preparation, gifting strategies, special needs planning, as well as general business matters and taxation

    20 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate court-proceedings in Oregon and Washington in order to pay debts, taxes and expenses and distribute remaining asserts of a decedent's estate with or without a Last Will

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Trust administrations are typically private and do not involve court oversight

Amy is a seasoned attorney with more than twenty years of in-depth experience in estate planning, probates, trust administrations, general business matters and taxation, protective proceedings, and beneficiary representation matters in Oregon and Washington State. As a shareholder at Buckley Law P.C. in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Amy represents high-net worth individuals and families throughout the United States and internationally.

Amy’s greatest strength is her ability to connect with clients; developing trust, open conversations, and mutual respect. She recognizes that her job as an Estate Planning attorney is to first listen to each client’s unique and dynamic family story, and then to proactively craft a generational legacy plan in a compassionate and meaningful way that meets each client’s goals. She leads her clients with firm belief that planning ahead often optimizes independence for the future and helps safeguard family wealth and relationships over time. She is the ultimate problem-solver, helping clients understand complex legal process and ultimately bringing peace of mind to each person, and family, she represents. 

Amy received her Juris Doctorate (JD) at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she also completed their estate planning program, and attended the University of Portland earning a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She is  a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Gus Solomon Inns of Court, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Oregon Women Lawyers, and the Multnomah County Bar Association. She is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and New York.

As a native Oregonian, Amy enjoys unwinding outdoors with her family. She plays the piano, enjoys folk and pop concerts, and her estate planning theme song is "Fight for your Right" by the Beastie Boys, with the intention that pre-planning for life's future unknowns when you are healthy and well allows you to go out and live your best life with confidence!  

Location

Buckley Law P.C.
5300 Meadows Road, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035

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Reviews

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Posted by Gale | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy Cross
Over the years as Amy has helped me with various legal issues including probating a complicated estate, I have found her a pleasure to work with in addition to being extremely knowledgeable and competent. I trust her judgement and abilities.
Posted by Connie | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy J Cross------excellent service provided!
Amy Cross reviewed and analysed my Trust and conferred with me about my existing documents. She then assisted me with my estate planning. She prepared and executed my Last Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Oregon Advance Directive, Burial Instructions, and Tangible Personal Property List. She recommended a Texas Land Sale Contract for one of my homes, several P.O.D. accounts for checking and savings accounts, and she explained all the details of a family existing Trust and tax implementations . She advised the dissolution of the Trust since the death of my parents and many of the details that involved in that process. Amy was very professional and warm and explained every detail of every transaction very clearly! I would recommend Amy to anyone who is looking for an honest and sincere attorney. It was a pleasure working with her and I appreciated her kind delivery.
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Posted by Martha | March 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Experience with Amy Cross
I have worked with Amy Cross since 2011 when she handled my divorce. Amy is understanding of any situation and very practical. She is reality based and will take the time to explain different options that are possible for a particular situation, and the best way to accomplish the outcome. Contacting her is never a problem as she is very responsive whether I email or call. I feel comfortable telling her confidential details and she's helping me start the process of drawing up my will. Another benefit when working with Amy is that she has been in practice long enough to have made many valuable connections in the surrounding community. Amy was able to put me in touch with a financial planner during my divorce and a tax professional in my immediate area that would suit my needs. Amy Cross is very trustworthy and I highly recommend her without reservation for any legal need of a personal or business nature.
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Posted by Gary | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amy J. Cross
Ms Cross did an excellent job getting my mother into Medicaid and all the ensuing paper was work and guidance she provided was great, she was very well versed in all aspects of elder law and never had to take extra time for answering all my questions. She is probably the best Lawyer I have ever dealt with

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 390-390 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Buckley Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Of Counsel - Estate Planning
  • Gevurtz Menashe, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Amy J. Cross, P.C. (Cross Law P.C.)
  • 2006 - 2017

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Estate Planning Program Completion
  • 1999
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Portland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers (Clackamas and Queens Bench Chapters)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 3 Estate Planning Lawyers, Portland, OR
  • Three Best Rated.com
  • 2019

Publications

  • Portland Business Journal
  • Modern Trends in Estate Planning
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating New Frontiers in Family Law Cases
  • Special Issues Presented When Representing Elderly and Disabled Clients
  • 2018
  • Oregon State Bar, CLE Committee
  • "If I Only Knew" Practice Tips and Advice from Sole Practitioners
  • 2015
  • Oregon State Bar, CLE Committee
  • "If I Only Knew" Practice Tips and Advice from Sole Practitioners
  • 2014
  • Oregon State Bar, CLE Committee
  • "If I Only Knew" Practice Tips and Advice from Sole Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar, CLE Committee
  • "If I Only Knew" Practice Tips and Advice from Sole Practitioners
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Amy
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amy is a hard-working and compassionate attorney. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she brings to her clients. Highly recommend her for any of your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amy is a thoughtful, hard-working and dedicated team player and is always there for her clients and co-workers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Amy for a number of years. She is an outstanding attorney who truly cares about her clients. When I need a referral, Amy is the first on my list because I trust her. On top of all of that, she is a great person. I am always pleased to get the opportunity to work with Amy."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Amy in collaborative family law. Amy is both skilled and compassionate. She advocates well for her client, but also provides great insight to help the professional team navigate difficult legal and emotional issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amy Cross and I had a case together that was very contentious, with many emotional and complicating factors. Rather than litigate heavily, (which could have earned her more attorney fees) she worked very hard to resolve the issues most important to her client. Since this case I have referred many dissolution, custody cases, and other family law matters to her. I was very impressed with her work. She is smart as a whip, compassionate, and when push comes to shove very willing to go to bat (in court and out of court) for her clients."
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Lake Oswego Estate planning Lawyer Amy J Cross
Amy J Cross
Estate planning Attorney
Lake Oswego, OR
Licensed for 23 years