I got into estate planning law because it’s one of the few legal practices where everyone leaves my office happy. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients and being a small part of their family.
Before starting my practice, I helped the estate planning clients of Ben Knaupp and Associates and worked as a corporate lawyer for KT Contracting Co., Inc. At Thatcher Smith Law I get to work closely with families and individuals through major life transitions. Whether they’re starting a small business, writing their first will, or dealing with the death of a loved one, I’ve been proud to serve them.
I’m here to make sure that your planning – whatever it entails – is done quickly and successfully. The sooner you start thinking about the future, the better you’ll be prepared to deal with it once it’s actually arrived.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List||Brigham Young University Law School||2008|
|Attorney at Law||Thatcher Smith Law, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Corporate Counsel, Consultant||KT Contracting Co.||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Women Lawyers (Portland chapter)||Member||2014 - Present|
|Oregon Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Oregon Estate Planning Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Committed Partners for Youth||Mentor||2010 - 2012|
|KT Contracting v. Ross Bros & Co and Safeco Insurance||My client, KT Contracting won under unjust enrichment theory.|
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|Thatcher Smith Law Blog||Top 5 Motivations for Estate Planning||2014|
|Thatcher Smith Law Blog||Payback Trusts||2014|
|Thatcher Smith Law Blog||Estate Planning Considerations for Same Sex Couples||2014|
|Thatcher Smith Law Blog||The Dangers of Leaving Your Assets One Family Member||2013|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Oregon||N/A||BA||2007|
|Waddell Reed Portland Monthly Meeting||Basic Estate Planning for Financial Planners||2014|
|Ankrom Moisan Portland Lunch and Learn||The Estate Planning Things you can do...and the Few You Should Not||2014|
|Estate Planning Issues for the Elderly||Estate Planning Issues for the Elderly||2012|