With an advanced degree in taxation and an interdisciplinary background in law, business, and non-profits, Kimberly’s practice includes taxation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, as well as advising businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and social enterprises.
Kimberly works with individuals and married couples to prepare wills and trusts, estate tax minimization, guardianships for minor children, and creative solutions for a variety of individual circumstances. She also represents clients in tax controversy matters at the federal and state level. Kimberly represents fiduciaries in a wide range of estate and trust administration matters. Her legal experience also includes entity formation for start-ups, benefit corporations, and non-profit organizations. She particularly enjoys working with clients on issues at the intersection of estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, and business.
Prior to law school, Kimberly worked in the non-profit sector for close to 10 years, most recently serving as Director of Development for Ecotrust, a non-profit conservation organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Her experience led her to pursue a legal career in tax law with the goal of facilitating social change through philanthropy, business, and social enterprise. Following law school, Kimberly served as General Counsel at a finance and business-consulting firm serving clients in the clean energy and sustainability sectors. She also worked as an associate attorney for a small local law firm and served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law, supervising the Portland-based In-House Counsel Externship Program.
Kimberly is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Portland Tax Forum and serves on the Montessori Northwest Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section Program Committee.
Kimberly has an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon.
Born and raised in Eugene, with roots in Oregon and Washington dating back to 1851, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family exploring Portland and the greater Pacific Northwest, practicing Barre3, cycling, playing cello, gardening, and cooking with fresh ingredients grown close to home.