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Stefan Mvo Wolf

Estate planning Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   32 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

About Stefan

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Stefan views his role as a strong support system, guiding people through the critical personal and financial choices involved in estate planning. As an experienced estate planning attorney, he regularly assists clients with wills, trusts, planning for incapacity, gift tax returns, estate tax returns, and probate and trust administration matters. Anchored by his attentive spirit and genuine charm, Stefan offers clients both candid and compassionate counsel – recognizing estate planning as one of the most important aspects in a person’s financial life. He approaches each client’s unique situation by identifying their personal and financial goals so that their estate can be handled in accordance with their wishes and in a tax-efficient manner.

 

As a Portland native, Stefan enjoys skiing, soccer, and spending time with his family. When asked where he would live if he could choose any place in the world, he’s quick to respond with his hometown of Portland, but admits the island of Kauai comes in at a close second.

Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 09/20/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/10/2022

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Reviews

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Posted by Donna | September 9, 2022
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Top Notch Attorney and Advisor
I interviewed three law firms before selecting Stefan Wolf to be my estate planning attorney. Throughout the process of setting up a trust, will, POA and Advanced Directive he was the consummate professional. Stefan is responsive, smart, extremely knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. After a phone conference with my long-time financial planner, my planner called me and asked if I knew how lucky I was to have Stefan as my estate attorney. My planner said he works with his clients estate attorneys all the time and had never worked with someone of Stefan's caliber. High praise from my curmudgeon of a financial planner! We finished the process on-time and at the quoted flat rate despite the complexities of my estate. I am now continuing my travels with peace of mind knowing my estate is set up exactly how I want it to be. Stefan's team is also extremely responsive and professional. Thank you!!
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Posted by Janice | March 10, 2022
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Highly recommended!
Stefan spent hours with us explaining all our options for estate planning. Not only is he a knowledgeable attorney, he is very personable and patient. Talk to Stefan and get your estate in order today.
Posted by Mark | July 14, 2021
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Stefan Wolf review
Stefan was referred to us by a wealth management firm and we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of his legal services and the great value we received. His expertise was clear from our first meeting and he was patient and answered all of our questions in a clear and understandable nature. Trust documents can be very confusing and Stefan's style was very smooth and relatable. I would highly recommend Stefan to anyone needing estate planning assistance.
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Posted by Matt | April 30, 2021
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Great, efficient experience.
I had a chance to hire Stefan to prepare my trust per the recommendation from a colleague of mine. I had reached out to a number of lawyers but ended up going with Stefan for a number of reasons. First, he was very quick to respond and the process was completely clear and seamless. He also explained all the details fairly succinctly and clear to understand for us non-lawyer minds. The process of preparing the trust was also incredibly efficient. He was very quick, and very good at reminding me of things whenever I held things up. The costs were very fair and overall the experience was excellent. Hope to use him for help in the future!
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Posted by Zack | March 29, 2021
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Excellent
We had a great experience with Stefan and would highly recommend him. The process was clear and easy.
Posted by Ripu and Ellen | December 17, 2020
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Professional and courteous
Stefan Wolf updated our Trust, Will and associated documents to be consistent with Oregon law. We first met with him remotely during which time we explained how we wanted to revise our trust. He was very attentive and made numerous suggestions that would address both our need to be consistent with state law and our desires which were then accurately reflected in the documents he prepared. At our second meeting he stepped us through the documents and answered all our questions. For signing we had to have an in-person meeting, but the office took all the necessary precautions. Also, the office staff promptly assisted us in arranging meetings. This was the third time we updated the trust. Including the original writing, it was by far the best experience we have had.
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Posted by John | January 31, 2020
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Efficient, Professional and Extremely Helpful
Stefan helped me and my wife with our estate plan and made the entire process very straightforward for us. Any questions we had he answered clearly and gave us all the information we needed to make informed decisions.
Posted by Kysa | January 31, 2019
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We are so glad we invested in this!
My husband and I recently finished our estate plan with Stefan, and we are so happy we made the investment! Working with Stefan was a great experience. He explained things to us in a way that was easy to understand, worked efficiently to get our estate plan drafted, patiently accommodated our work schedules, and gave us an end product that we feel very secure with. Stefan is incredibly competent, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest; my husband and I are grateful for his integrity, intelligence, and kindness. During this process, we’ve realized that Stefan and his colleagues at Govaerts Manache have built a great reputation in the Portland area and we understand why. We not only invested in an estate plan that we are confident will serve us and our family well upon our passing, we also built a trusting relationship with someone we will enjoy coming back to over the years as we evolve and update our plan to best serve our needs. We highly recommend Stefan for anyone looking to set up a will or trust!
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Posted by Brian | November 20, 2018
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Painless experience
This was my first time creating a will and trust. Stefan walked me through the process and made it extremely easy and understandable. He was patient with my questions and clearly cared about getting me set up properly.
Posted by Garrett | October 1, 2018
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Professional & Personable
We came to Stefan with a list of long and short term planning needs that he was able to immediately prioritize for us. We worked with him over the course of a few weeks and were were always impressed by the thorough but fast turn arounds. Stefan made the process very enjoyable and personable. At any point we had questions, they were answered in full. We are very satisfied with the outcome of working with Stefan.
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Posted by Kate | May 17, 2018
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A thoughtful and expert advisor for contingency planning
We sought out Stefan for the drafting of wills and related estate planning documents for our family. From the get-go, Stefan explained everything to us in clear and straightforward terms. Our introductory meeting struck a nice balance between personal and professional as we delved into sensitive subjects such as family, financials, emergency decision-making, etc. Stefan made a point of getting to know us, while steering an efficient and educational process for us. Based on our recent experience we'll go back to Stefan for any future legal guidance. And we would trust any of his referrals to legal experts in other disciplines!
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Posted by Tamara | March 29, 2018
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Clear, concise, and professional.
Stefan made our estate planning easy. He sent us gentle reminders every week until we sent the necessary information. The whole process went smoothly and Stefan answered every question we posed. He was always available and his responses immediate. We would definitely recommend Stefan to anyone.
Posted by Gayle | March 22, 2018
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Made Estate planning Easy and Comfortable
I needed my estate plan to be in place before going out of country for vacation. I had 3 weeks and Stefan made it happen. His support team helped me prepare for my consultation so we could hit the ground running. They were clear about what I needed to do and super supportive throughout the process. Stefan listens to you and understands the considerations in the estate-planning process. He is very well versed in the laws and processes. He is patient and answered every question I had until I was content. I left my last appointment feeling relieved, confident, and happy - not what I expected after this sort of thing. I will go to this firm for any future legal needs and will continue to refer friends to Stefan. You will be happy you chose him.
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Posted by Patricia | February 2, 2018
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Will and estate planning
Stefan was a joy to work with in updating our wills. He was polite, helpful and respectful. He honored our wishes and made appropriate recommendations when needed. He and his staff were very responsive and available for questions, even replying to email queries on Saturdays! We felt well taken care of during the whole process.
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Posted by Mary | December 14, 2017
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Stefan Wolf
I hired Stefan to assist me with estate planning as well as setting up an LLC for my new business. He was excellent to work with and made what could be a very complex process easy and painless. He handled everything very efficiently and with great professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Estate Planning
My husband and I are expecting our first child next week and Stefan helped us draft a will. Stefan and his team were great! He was very professional and helped explain all aspects of the document. Stefan was able to answer our questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. All the staff that we encountered during our 2 meetings at Gevurtz Menashe were very friendly. I would recommend anyone to go though this firm for any Estate Planning or Family Law needs.
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Posted by Ken | October 26, 2017
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Stefan exceeded our expectations
Stefan was very personable and he did an excellent job of putting us at ease. We hired him to help us with estate planning and he was very effective at helping us resolve issues as they came up in the process. As we had questions related to the way sections of the will were written, we would send him an email and he always responded quickly and with clear and concise information. We were very impressed with Stefan and will definitely work him again as needed.
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Posted by Sophie and Eric | September 30, 2017
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Excellent customer service and advice for estate planning
We worked with Mr. Stefan Wolf on our entire family estate planning including trust and will etc. He is very patient to listen and understand our situation. Stefan is very knowledgeable in this area, and provides his advice with care and sensitivity. He follows up properly to ensure all of our concerns that have been addressed and always responds our questions/concerns very timely. We rate him "excellent" in competency and customer service.
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Posted by Cheryl | September 28, 2017
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Trust/Estate Planning
Due to an impending medical situation, my husband and myself needed our trust/estate planning done as quickly as possible. We were recommended to the Menashe firm, and Stefan Wolf was suggested as a good match for our needs. Upon our first meeting, we realized that we were in very good hands! Our urgency needs were recognized and handled with expertise. Stefan was both professional but also made us feel comfortable talking about and making difficult decisions about our future bequeaths. We had to leave the state before our paperwork was finished and he was so helpful with talking us through the legal possibilities of making our trust/will viable. Thank you, Stefan.
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Posted by Debra | August 17, 2017
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CONCISE • SUCCINCT • REASONABLE
I love to go fast...and I hate to get bogged down with corporate / legaleeze lingo. Stefan is knowledgeable, friendly and able to answer any question we had easily. We completed all of our needs with only two visits...and every person we interacted with was extremely courteous and professional. Would recommend them to anyone in Oregon!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Gevurtz Menashe Larson Howe, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Larson Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Lewis & Clark, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2010
  • Whitman College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • 2005

Associations

  • Make a Wish Oregon
  • Planned Giving Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Lewis and Clark, School of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving Session
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stefan is an excellent attorney! We work very closely together and he takes amazing care of our clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent lawyer!"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Stefan is a thoughtful, creative and committed estate planner who serves his clients' interests well."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stefan is a caring and compassionate attorney who can handle estate plans and trust administrations from the most basic to very complex. I would highly recommend him to clients of any age and stage in life."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Estate planning Lawyer Stefan Mvo Wolf
Stefan Mvo Wolf
Estate planning Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 12 years