Beau is a local to the Tri-City Area. He grew up working for his father at Ruff’s Giant Burgers. He graduated from Kamiakin High School and attended Gonzaga where he obtained both his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree. After graduating law school, Beau entered the U.S. Army as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He served for four years, including a year-long tour to Iraq for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. In addition to his service as a military prosecutor in the Army, Beau also focused his talents in providing estate planning for soldiers, retirees, and families.
After leaving the active duty military, Beau obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Washington, allowing him to incorporate specific tax advice into his estate and business planning practice.
Beau continues to serve in the military as a Major in the Army Reserve. He enjoys assisting his clients with their personal and professional financial affairs. He is passionate in his practice of preserving wealth and offering creative solutions to estate and business planning problems.
Beau has also been a Continuing Legal Education instructor for the Washington State Bar Association on several occasions and is regularly a speaker for various professional organizations as well as the quarterly End of Life seminar sponsored by the Kadlec Foundation. His presentations focus on estate planning, probate, trusts, and business and family succession planning.
Beau is married and has one son.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rating||martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Bronze Star||U.S. Army||2007|
|Planning and Operations Coordinator||Cornerstone Wealth Strategies||2016 - Present|
|Major||US Army JAG Corps||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Leavy, Schultz, Davis & Ruff, P.S.||2008 - 2016|
|Attorney||Fluor Hanford General Counsel's Office||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council||President||2009 - Present|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association||President||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Kennewick City Planning Commission||Chairman||2012 - 2015|
|Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee||Member||2009 - 2012|
|Rotary Club||N/A||2009 - 2011|
|Tri-City Area Journal of Business||Consider the Professional Fiduciary in Your Estate Plan||2015|
|Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business||Non-Compete Clauses A Key to Protecting Long-Term Profitability||2015|
|Tri-City Area Journal of Business||Organizational Documents are Imperative for Entrepreneurs When Starting A Business||2015|
|Tri-City Area Journal of Business||The New Estate Tax Regime in Washington State||2015|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Military Law||Advanced Course Completion||2009|
|University of Washington School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||2008|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Military Law||Other - Bachelors||2004|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Gonzaga University||Biology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Monthly Meeting||Basics of Wills and Probate||2014|
|Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course||Professional Responsibility for Army Attorneys||2014|
|Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course||Will Drafting||2014|
|Kadlec End of Life Seminar||Estate Planning and Probate||2011|
|Washington Young Lawyers Division (Local)||Choice of Entity Planning||2010|
|Tri-City Estate Planning Council||The Offensive Four-Letter Words of Estate Planning||2010|
|Business Law Class||Business Organization Planning||2010|
|Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Express CLE||Basic Estate Tax Planning Tools||2009|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association Meeting||Tiered Equity and the Professional Service Corporation Buy In||2009|
|International Armed Conflict Training||Law of Armed Conflict||2006|