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Heidi focuses on all aspects of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust administration with an emphasis on personal planning for high net worth families and individuals. Heidi's practice also focuses on charitable planned giving for families and individuals and advising tax-exempt organizations with respect to incorporation, board structuring and education, federal and state compliance, and strategic planning.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
    19 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    19 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    19 years
  4. Estate Planning: 25%
    19 years

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Lane Powell

1420 5th Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2010 - Present
ShareholderLane Powell PC2007 - Present
AssociateLane Powell PC2000 - 2006
AssociateSmith & Zuccarini, P.S.1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyTrustee2009 - Present
WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust SectionEditorial Board, Editor, and Executive Committee Member2006 - Present
Estate Planning Council of SeattleMember2005 - Present
Washington Women in TaxMember2002 - Present
KCBA Real Property, Probate, & Trust SectionMember2000 - Present
WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust SectionMember2000 - Present
Magnolia Lutheran ChurchMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
King County Nonprofit Legal ClinicVolunteer2007 - 2008
Pacific Northwest Ballet Board of TrusteesTrustee2004 - 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Backstage Pass Board of DirectorsDirector2001 - 2004
South King County Legal ClinicVolunteer1994 - 1996
Northwest Women's Law CenterVolunteer1994 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel JournalA Brave New World: Nonjudicial Dispute Resolution Procedures under the Uniform Trust Code and Washington's and Idaho's Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Acts2009
Seattle Business MonthlyEstate Planning in a Down Economy2009
Puget Sound Business JournalCharitable Bequests in Estate Planning2008
Washington CEOEstate Planning in the Future - Did the Presidential Election Really Change Anything2008
WSBA Real Property, Probate & Trust NewsletterThe Impact of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 on Charitable Gift Planning2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1996
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Washington State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney-CPA Tax ClinicTax Issues and Considerations with Respect to Prenuptial and Property Status Agreements2010
ALI-ABA Tele-ConferenceVirtual Representation in Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution: Oppportunities and Risks2010
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEstate Administration2009
Advising Estate Planning and Probate Clients: Practice Pitfalls and Economic ChallengesDisclaimers2009
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Mid-YearCo-Chair2008
The Probate Process from Start to FinishWorking With Executors and Administrators2007
The Nuts and Bolts of Estate PlanningCoordinated Estate Plans: The Decision-Making Process and Fundamentals of Will Drafting2007
Probate: Beyond the BasicsAddressing Complex Probate Issues You Will Deal With2007
Probate Boot CampProbate Basics2007
Estate Planning and Probate Practice in WashingtonAssisting with Estate Planning2007