Samuels Yoelin Kantor Seminar Series


Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP’s seminar series helps keep our clients and colleagues informed on recent developments and industry best practices. The seminars typically take place in our beautiful, state-of-the-art conference room on the 38th floor of the US Bancorp Tower. Seminars are complimentary. Participants qualify for (1) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. To register, please use the links below or call us at 503-226-2966. Seating is limited, so be sure to contact us soon!


Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30 – 9:00 A.M.
at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP offices
Light refreshments will be served

Presented by Eric Wieland and Glen Goland

The second part of a year-long Estate Planning seminar series, this session will focus on the Oregon rules and court cases that govern the way we plan for married couples and domestic partnerships.

We will talk about Oregon’s elective share law, overturning of the Olsberg case, and the estate planning rights afforded to Oregon’s same-sex couples. The seminar will also address the preparation of prenuptial agreements in Oregon and discuss the legal concept of marital property.

To register for this seminar, contact or call us at 503-226-2966.

Upcoming Seminars:
     April 19 – Trusts 101: maximizing control over your assets
     May 24 – Understanding transfer tax fundamentals
     June 7 – Trust and Estate Litigation

Recent Ruling: Elective Share

  From time to time we will publish recent local cases or legislative bills:

Wilson v. Wilson, 224 Or App 360, 197 P.3d 1141 (2008)

Background: This is a spousal elective share case. The conservator of the decedent’s wife filed a claim for her elective share. Before the court determined whether or not to grant the elective share, the wife died.


Holding: The elective share is personal to the surviving spouse and the right to it extinguishes upon the death of the surviving spouse.


Comment: This past legislative session, the Oregon Legislature amended the surviving spouse elective share statute. A copy of the statute is available here