• Georgetown Executive LLM, Taxation
  • (Expected Graduation Spring 2022)
  • Lewis and Clark College, J.D.
  • University of Oregon
  • B.A., Journalism

Nicholas D. Rogers joins SYK Estate Planning and Taxation practice with a passion for helping individuals, small business and nonprofits. His practice includes a focus on estate planning, federal and state tax controversy, business formation and planning, as well as trust and estate administration. He is licensed to practice in the state of Oregon.

Prior to entering law school, Nicholas spent several years working at different Portland firms, learning more about the practice of law. Nicholas used this time to decide if law was the right profession for him. He worked his way to the position of Paralegal, assisting with probate and estate administration matters, as well as guardianships and conservatorships. It was through these experiences that he discovered his love for law; this solidified his decision to enter law school, and he enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law School. Having already had some exposure to estate planning and administration, he wanted to learn more about taxation. At Lewis & Clark, he joined the Low Income Tax Payer Clinic, where he started as a 1L volunteer. He asked the clinic director of the program if he could volunteer more frequently, as he discovered how much he enjoyed the complexity of the problems presented to him. After his first year volunteering with the clinic, the clinic director offered him the position of research assistant. In 2017, Nicholas joined Samuels Yoelin Kantor as a law clerk. And following his graduation and passing of the bar, he became the newest associate at the firm.

Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys playing recreational basketball, and cheering for his Oregon Ducks and Portland Trail Blazers. He and his wife enjoy exploring hikes and breweries throughout the Pacific Northwest. And, he admits he’s a bit of nerd, collecting and preserving old electronics as a hobby.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Elder Law Section
    • Business Law Section
    • New Tax Lawyers Committee
      • Outreach Coordinator, 2020

Community & Charity Involvement

  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Lewis & Clark, 2017
    • Volunteer Pro Bono Student

Select Honors & Achievements

  • Graduated from Lewis & Clerk cum laude, and was inducted into the Cornelius Honor Society
  • Recipient of the Lewis & Clark Federal Tax Certificate