Free Britney Spears – Or Move Her Conservatorship to Oregon! The Intricacies of Conservatorship Transfers.

What if Britney Spears decided she wanted to move from California to Oregon? Our lawyers weigh in on what it would take to transfer or relocate a conservatorship.

On-Screen Estate Plans – Is That How It Really Works?!

Part two of a three-part series: A review of This is Where I Leave You and Downtown Abbey's estate plans.

On-Screen Estate Plans – Is That How It Really Works?!

Part one of a three-part series: A review of The Descendants and The Ultimate Gift estate plans

Oregon Advance Directive Clinic — Live Webinar

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 at 3PM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic raises unthinkable questions and “what if” scenarios previously ignored or avoided, such as:  What if I am hospitalized and do not have [...]

The Basics of a Good Estate Plan

I. Form of Ownership. A good estate plan should include a review of how your assets are titled.  The form of ownership can affect the availability of estate tax exemptions, creditors’ rights, and [...]

Moratorium on IRS Guidance: What’s next?

At a conference in New York sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute on February 13, 2017, Treasury and IRS officials discussed two new Trump administration policy changes limiting substantive [...]

The Future of the Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes

Under the current federal transfer tax system, there is a 40% tax on estates of individuals dying with more than $5.49 million in assets. Gifts made during lifetime are added to transfers at [...]

Stopping the Clock – Fixed Fee Billing

We started Catalyst, in part, to experiment with innovations in law practice.  We want to practice law in ways that are better for clients and better for the lawyers serving them.  In that [...]

Your Five-Step Family Legal Plan

To help more families have the peace of mind that comes with having a family legal plan in place, we’re offering a sliding-scale, flat-fee group estate planning process for qualified [...]

Family Legal Planning: Info Session & Happy Hour

On July 14th, 2016, join us for an opportunity to learn what's possible and within reach for your family legal planning.

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