We are excited to welcome Christine Costantino as a new partner here at the firm. Her practice focuses on legal issues involving families and family-owned businesses, and she’ll be expanding the firm’s family law practice group.
Chris’s practice focuses on legal issues involving families and family-owned businesses, including dissolution of marriage and registered domestic partnerships; prenuptial and domestic partner agreements; contested custody, child and spousal support; grandparents’ rights, and other family-related legal matters. She also specializes in contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as trust litigation.
Throughout the firm’s long history in Portland, Samuels Yoelin Kantor has helped families and family businesses with a wide range of needs including estate planning, trust administration, taxation and fiduciary litigation. Chris’s introduction to the firm, and her expertise in family law, enables us to offer an even more comprehensive range of complementary legal services to our clients.
Chris has lived in Oregon for more than 10 years, and graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2001. After growing up in Rhode Island, she began her career as a litigation paralegal, working in Boston and Washington D.C. She is a member of the Family Firm Institute, a professional membership association dedicated to the interdisciplinary collaboration in the family business field. Other affiliations include the Oregon State Bar, Executive Women’s Golf Association and the Northwest Business For Culture & the Arts.
Chris is an excellent public speaker, and looks forward to conducting presentations and workshops as part of our popular seminar series.