I am winding down my law practice. I am taking an indefinite leave of absence, accepting only a limited number of legal matters.
I have made arrangements with a colleague and friend for 30 years, Rob Fotheringham of Vial-Fotheringham LLP, to take care of my clients who need services for estate planning, business formation, trust administration and probate and such related matters. Rob has over 30 years of experience, he is 15 years younger than me and his office is just a few doors down the hall. Here is his contact info:

Rob Fotheringham
Vial Fotheringham
LLP17355 Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego, OR 97035

I am comfortable entrusting Rob with your needs for amendments, updates, administration, and the like, and I think you will like him. He will have access to your electronic file. His phone number is 503-684-4111. Of course, you may select a different attorney at anytime. With regard to long term care planning, Medicaid eligibility, guardianships and conservatorships, here is a list of four attorneys I trust to help you with those issues.

Alana Hawkins (L/O)- 503-949-6703
Geoff Bernhardt (John’s Landing) -503-548-4000
Michael Edgel (West Linn)503-765-8400
Whitney Yazzolino and Julie Rowett (NE) 503-284-6778

By the way, in the last several years there have been significant changes in IRA distribution rules and changes in federal estate tax thresholds that affect older trusts with tax savings provisions. If you have a trust for husband and wife that calls for division of assets at the first death, I strongly recommend that you contact Rob to review your trust provisions as well as your beneficiary designations for tax deferred accounts. You may need a tune-up. It has been an honor to serve you.

Tom Pixton 

Meet tOM Pixton

J. Thomas Pixton

Tom Pixton is a seasoned elder law and estate planning attorney with more than 25 years of experience advising families about how to find and pay for quality long-term care and how to preserve seniors’ hard-earned assets. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, Brigham Young University, and the University of San Francisco where he received his law degree in 1975.Tom is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel, and the Estate Planning and Elder Law sections of the Oregon State Bar.  He is also licensed in Washington and California. Tom is a musician, private pilot, husband, father of 7, and grandfather of 23. Email: tom@pixtonlaw.com

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