In Memorium: Merritt S. Yoelin

We mourn the passing, and celebrate the life, of our beloved friend and a leader of our Samuels Yoelin Kantor family.

Senior Partner Merritt Yoelin passed away on October 15 after a long and brave battle with cancer. He was a respected member of the Samuels Yoelin Kantor family, and was a partner of the firm for more than 40 years. He was well known throughout the Pacific Northwest for his legal skills and tireless commitment to his clients, a deep understanding of the complexities around taxation, and his dedication to community service.

We feel fortunate to have known Merritt as a loyal friend, talented attorney and esteemed colleague. We will always be inspired by his legacy of service — to his clients, his colleagues and associates, his community and his family.

To read more about Merritt’s life and professional career, please visit the memorial page at Also on the page, you are invited to post a comment about Merritt and any favorite memories you may want to share.