If you are afloat in the often confusing or stressful waters of helping or managing aging parents and loved ones, then there are a few resources that may help calm the stormy seas: 1. Helen Hempel, a former Oregon elder law attorney, has co-authored Life: The Next Phase – Navigating the Issues of Caring for […]
The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative. Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who serve them. The goal is not only to provide a central location for contact information, but also to facilitate further research. […]
Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation – regardless of your income level. As the saying goes, “The art is not […]
SYK Partner Eric Wieland and Associate Valerie Sasaki are teaching a seminar to Lewis & Clark Law School students this spring. The seminar seeks to apply the knowledge acquired in prerequisite courses (Income Tax I, Estate and Gift Taxation, and Wills & Trusts) in a planning context. Students will analyze and discuss various estate planning […]
In May, SYK partner Victoria Blachly was appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which seeks to add an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. Victoria’s efforts to advance the ERA were recently covered in the Portland Business Journal.
As the child of a marine biologist, I find the Discovery Channel’s shark week especially entertaining. As this year’s shark week winds to a close, I wanted to leave you with this funny post from another funny legal blog. We were debating in the office which sort of shark we would be – I was […]