Nancy practices estate planning and probate. She has worked with estate planning clients of all ages for over 18 years. Before that, her legal work involved general business, tax, corporate and real estate matters. Her current estate planning practice focuses on drafting wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts for gifting and other transfers, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She also provides advice to clients on ways to minimize estate taxes.
Professional & Community Activities
- Member, Taxation Section and Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Washington State Bar Association
Instead of going to law school right after college, Nancy, an economics major, spent four years traveling and working at a series of intriguing jobs. This experience included working at a Denver engineering firm where she evaluated the social and economic impacts of large energy development projects in the Western United States. Later, the State of Alaska hired her to analyze the economics of hydroelectric projects. “It was a fascinating time because economists were using new computer tools for projections,” she says.
After graduating from law school, Nancy practiced in a variety of business and tax-related areas before deciding to concentrate on estate planning and probate. “I enjoy estate planning and probate because those areas involve counseling clients on personal issues as well as tax planning.”
Nancy is married with 3 children. Her older daughters currently live and work for non-profit organizations in Peru and South Africa. She enjoys hiking, traveling and practicing Spanish.