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Languages spoken: Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. International Law: 20%
  4. Trusts: 20%
  5. Probate: 20%

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Garvey Schubert Barer

1191 2nd Avenue Suite 1800

Seattle, WA, 98101-2996


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
40 Under 40Puget Sound Business Journal2009
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarsWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionExecutive Committee2010 - Present
Society of Trusts and Estates Practioners (STEP)Founding Member and Officer2008 - Present
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleFounding Board Member2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMemberN/A
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMemberN/A
Washington Women in TaxMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate MonthlyColumn on Estate Planning and Probate2005
Current Hot Spots in Fiduciary LitigationCurrent Hot Spots in Fiduciary Litigation2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2000
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Lewis and Clark CollegeEast Asian StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
7th Annual Trust and Estate Litigation SeminarEthical Considerations in Estate Administration2010
55th Annual Estate Planning SeminarPerspectives on "Bombproofing" the Esetate Plan2010
Sophisticated Probate StrategiesPost-Mortem Trust Planning2009
Advanced Probate CLEDealing with Out of State and International Property2009
Financial, Tax and Estate Planning Seminar for Japanese Women Living in the U.S.Retirement Planning2006
When a Simple Will Isn't Enough: Current Estate Planning IssuesThe State of Taxable Estates – Federal/WA Estate Tax2006
Nikkei ConcernsBasic Estate Planning2006
Program for Early Parent SupportEstate Planning for Young Families2006
Megumi PreschoolEstate Planning for Young Families2006
Garvey Schubert Barer for Little Eagles Early Childhood CenterEstate Planning for Young Families2006
Green Tree Early Childhood CenterEstate Planning for Young Families2005
Nichibei Women's NetworkEstate Planning, Tax and Money Management Tips for Japanese Women living in the U.S2005
Garvey Schubert BarerTax and Estate Planning for Non-U.S. Citizens Working in the U.S.2004
Garvey Schubert BarerNew Regulations Under HIPAA and Their Effect on Estate Planning2004
Series Seminar on Estate Planning, Japan America Society/Shuju ClubLiving In America2003
Nippon Business InstituteEstate Planning2002
Garvey Schubert BarerCross Border Financial and Estate Planning Seminar2002
Nichibei Women's Network Estate Planning SeminarUnknown2002
Series Seminar on Employment Discrimination, Japan America Society/Shunju ClubLiving in America2001