I am a reformed litigator. While rewarding, litigation focuses on cleaning up messes due to poor planning. I knew there was a better way to practice law, and I find it much more rewarding. That better way is to serve my clients as an Estate Planning Attorney and Business Planning Attorney.
My new role is to help my clients avoid the need of a litigator’s services. Working with my personal and business clients I strive to anticipate and head off problems that far too often end up costing lots of money to deal with.
I Am An Estate Planning Attorney
I help families, individuals and their loved ones avoid the burdens, pains and costs which often arise from poor planning or the failure to plan.
As an Estate Planning Attorney I help to stop unintended consequences and family turmoil. My focus is helping people control and distribute their values and possessions the way they want, to whom they want and when they want. I founded NWLP to provide personalized comprehensive Estate Planning to those who want to insure that their values, legacy and assets are preserved for the coming generations.
I work to not only help transfer their tangible assets, but also experiences, values, advice and history to loved ones. This is accomplished by building lasting relationships with my clients, not just selling them a set of documents. I believe the basis for a good lawyer-client relationship is understanding my client’s goals, wishes and desires…the documents I create are the tools I use to make those wishes and desires real. I am proud to offer a number of personalized Estate Planning Services.
I Am A Business Planning Attorney
As a business owner and as an attorney for businesses for over 10 years, I have often seen the trauma and costs associated with poor legal decisions that businesses make. My clients have ranged from contractors to cheerleading gyms. Most of these clients came to me to help clean up a mess; whether caused by them or someone else. Countless lawsuits later, I knew there was a better way.
As a Business Planning Attorney I work with my clients to avoid the common mistakes that can lead to litigation and unnecessary costs. This is accomplished by becoming a trusted advisor that my clients can reach out to without the fear of getting a huge attorney bill in the mail. These businesses have confidence that I am in their corner and have their best interests and bottom line in mind. Our Business Planning Services help our client focus on doing what they love while keeping them from unnecessary legal distractions.
When not serving my clients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife, Colleen, enjoying life and exploring the beautiful Northwest. Colleen and I are Portland natives. We have returned to PDX from Phoenix to be closer to our families and start a family of our own. We enjoy gardening and eating the fruits of our labor.
Oregon State Bar & Arizona State Bar
Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona (J.D., 2004)
Oregon State University College of Engineering, Corvallis, Oregon, Construction Engineering Management (B.S., 2000)
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