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My practice is focused on estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, gifting, guardianships, and conservatorships. 


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    10 years
  2. Probate: 35%
    10 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    10 years
  4. Tax: 5%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, PC

John Christianson
115 NW 1st Ave, Ste. 400
Portland, OR, 97209


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2012
20 Under 40 Business Rising Business StarsRegister Guard - Eugene2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC2013 - Present
AttorneyBlack Helterline LLP2010 - 2012
Corporate CounselC&K Market, Inc.2010 - 2010
AttorneyWatkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess, P.C.2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
OSB Estate Planning Section NewsletterEstate Planning in Turbulent Times: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgetown UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tax Planning for the Taxable EstatePlanning with Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2014
Advanced Family LawDeath and Taxes (and Divorce?): Planning for Life's (Un)Certainties2014
26th Annual Family Law SeminarIntersection of Family Law and Tax2013
Estate Planning Skills Lab for New LawyersEstate Planning2011
Estate Planning for New LawyersEstate Planning2011