Since our founding, estate planning has been one of our primary areas of practice. We customize estate plans that fit our clients perfectly – preserving wealth, minimizing taxes, and ensuring a secure financial future. There are many key decisions to be made. Our attorneys help clients navigate the issues, including individual estate management, wealth transfers, and business succession plans.
Trust & Estate Administration
It's never easy when a loved one passes. And it can be worse if there are issues or disputes with the estate left behind. We provide complete support and guidance through the daunting task of administering estates. This includes assisting the Personal Representative with settling the estate, distributing assets, and working through the probate process if necessary.
Every business needs a solid foundation to succeed. Our lawyers assist clients with their business at every stage of development – from startup, drafting contracts, ensuring compliance, managing growth, and advising on operational issues – to other needs such as dispute resolution and the sale, merger, or dissolution of the business.
There’s a lot more to real estate than location, location, location. We provide a wide range of real estate legal services to owners, managers, buyers, and sellers of real property. They rely on us for help with commercial lease transactions, negotiations, preparation of purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, and more.
As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes, and both are closely related to SMOK’s taxation practice. We advise clients on varied tax matters including individual income tax, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, estate and trust fiduciary income tax, as well as Oregon and Washington estate tax and federal estate and gift tax.
It’s a fact that unpaid bills and bad debts can be a part of doing business. We help our creditor clients, including secured and unsecured creditors, resolve these problems. We help secure loans with hard assets, and our highly effective foreclosure practice provides experienced legal counsel to our creditor clients.