I have been practicing law in Seattle since graduating with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. My practice focuses primarily on estate and tax planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements and succession planning and business transactions. I also co-founded and partnered a local tax, business and estate planning firm in Seattle.
Over the years, I have represented a wide range of trust, estate and probate clients, working to assist them in their personal and tax planning needs. Additionally, I have represented beneficiaries, personal representatives and trustees in estate litigation, both in defending fiduciaries and in bringing actions against fiduciaries.
As a member of the editorial board for the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), I have written articles and presented materials on topics ranging from tax filing to nontraditional family estate planning. I am a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and a member of the Tax Section fo the WSBA.
Prior to attending law school, I spent over eight years as a stockborker, regional sales manager and vice-president of a local brokerage firm. My background gives me an understanding in financial and economic issues, as well as hands-on experience in dealing with the personal planning needs of individual clients.