5.0 stars 13 totalReview John Christianson
Posted by Jamie
We were introduced to John through a friend on an unrelated matter. That was a positive experience and we engaged John and his team for our long overdue estate planning needs. John takes the complex world of comprehensive estate planning and makes it easy to understand and navigate. John took the time to ask the right questions, answer our many questions and explain the legal-ese of wills, trusts, directives, etc. in layperson's terms. There is tremendous peace of mind knowing our family's estate is in order and we look forward to working with John for many years as the need arises.
Posted by Maribeth
We were overdue for estate planning. John prepared wills, powers of attorney and medical directives for my husband and me. He asked us questions to discover our circumstances and what we wanted to accomplish with the various legal instruments. We discussed trusts and taxes, and he answered all of our questions. He helped us make good decisions about how to manage the transfer of our large estate to our young adult children (who could potentially receive large bequests before they are mature enough to handle those responsibilities). He designed solutions that solved all the problems we were dealing with. We will be meeting again with John every couple of years to update our documents. We have complete trust in him and look forward to working with him in the future. And my husband is an attorney--he found John to be thoroughly competent and professional.
Posted by Darlene
John was referred to us for establishing a Family Trust. His efficiency, expertise, and understanding of our situtaiton was deeply appreciated. John's direct approach, along with his comforting professional demeanor, emphasised the importance and understanding in the development of our trust.
Posted by John
He is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and patient. A true Oregonian in the best sense of the word.
Posted by Michelle
I met John Christianson in July, 2014 and he has been an integral part of handling my Dad's trust for the past year. After the death of my father and in crisis John helped guide me through the complicated process of negotiating the estate. John is a genuine, compassionate person and immediately likable. John is easily reachable and quick to respond to my questions. I would also find him to be a brilliant, tough lawyer who tirelessly represented me with passion, intelligence and integrity. It is as if he is made for this type of work! He will go very far in this career without a doubt.
Posted by Christina
John was wonderful in aiding my family and I through the process of estate matters after my mom suddenly passed. He was always friendly, respectful and compassionate while also very professional and knowledgeable. We appreciate everything he did for us and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Dave Henry
My wife and I engaged John a couple of years ago to assist us with our estate planning and will preparation. We couldn't have been more pleased with John's services. He is an extremely trustworthy legal professional who has the best interests of his clients in mind. John really took the time to ask a ton of probing questions that ultimately led to a plan that we feel confident with. I HIGHLY recommend John Christianson!
Posted by Nick
We followed John from his previous office. He helped prepare our wills and estate planning. We are very happy with his responsiveness and enthusiasm. It is a pleasure to work with someone who clearly loves their work.
Posted by deneen
Working with John Christianson at Menasche Law firm was an incredibly smooth process. John worked with my family on several cases ranging from estate issues to other business related projects. It was refreshing to have accurate, very accessible contact anytime we needed it. More importantly, I never felt rushed and the work they presented was always very clear, detailed and precise.
Posted by Kim
No one looks forward to that meeting. The one where you have to think about your own demise, and then talk about what happens next. Ewwww Like most people I put it off, but when I walked into John's office I could tell that he would make it an efficient, streamlined process; painless. John instilled confidence immediately. His demeanor is friendly and his approach gentle, but when we got down to brass tacks, he was all in, making certain all of the details were covered and that we had accounted for as many contingencies as possible. He helped me wade through the pro's and con's of how to provide for my children. Given their age differences he was insightful in how to accommodate each of them properly with as little potential for discord as we could. All the while keeping me focused on the task at hand and not getting lost n the emotional "weeds" of the process. Johns team was great; So efficient in their work and keeping me informed throughout the process. John's communication is stellar. I never had to wait long for an answer to that question I was certain was the most important one on the planet at the moment :) I know that throughout my life, I will be able to count on John for his guidance and expertise. Given that sentiment, it was easy for me to recommend him to a friend of mine. Her father had a sudden change in his health and she needed to obtain a Guardianship as quickly and efficiently as possible. To add to the fun, her family was going to make it a messy event. John rose to the occasion and gave her the peace of mind she needed to work through the process while trying to care for her dad and dodge her family's self induced chaos. Again John's team was amazing. Given that my friend lives out of state, they bent over backwards to insure the process didn't interfere with her ability to work on her father behalf for the medical and financial roadblocks she faced. I knew that she was going to have a difficult time sorting through all that she faced and I was certain that John was the right attorney to take care of her - which was a blessing given the gravity of the situation. And as an added bonus, John has a great network of people to add to the team when a "specialist" is what is needed. I could not be more pleased with my choice in John. He has shown me that the little "bio" they list on the website was not a load of *$. Its true in this case. John has my back.