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Overview

Christine Brown has 35 years of experience advising clients on estate planning, taxation, probate, trust administration, real estate transactions and general business matters. She counsels clients on business succession planning and charitable giving and represents tax-exempt organizations.

Professional Activities

  • Estate Planning Council of Portland, Member
    • Board Member, 2009-2015 
    • President, 2013
  • Garvey Schubert Barer, Managing Director, Portland Office, and Executive Committee,  2013-2016
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
    • Ancillary Business Task Force, 1991-1993
    • Estate Planning and Administration Section
      • Chair, 1997-1999
      • Executive Committee, 1991-1999
      • Chair-Elect, 1996-1997
      • Treasurer, 1995-1996
      • Secretary, 1994-1995
      • Newsletter Editorial Board, 1985-1987

Community Activities

  • Albertina Kerr Centers
    • Board of Directors, 1993-2000
    • Chair of the Board, 1998-1999
    • Emeritus Board Member
    • Investment and Gift Acceptance Committee 2005-present
    • Secretary and Executive Committee, 1994-2000
  • Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation, Board of Directors 2003-2005
  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, Board of Directors 1999-2002
  • Friends of the Washington Park Zoo
    • Executive Committee, Board of Trustees 1985-1992
    • General Counsel, 1991-1992

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

Admissions

  • Oregon, 1980
  • District of Columbia, 1977
  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Education

  • J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1977
  • B.A., Wheeling College, English (with honors), 1972

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth (Oregon), Private Wealth Law, 2016-2019 
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Trusts and Estates, 2009-2019
  • Oregon Super Lawyers List, 2006-2019
    • Top 25 Women Oregon, 2008, 2010
  • Portland Monthly, “FIVE STAR Wealth Manager,” 2011-2014 
  • Portland Business Journal, "Best of the Bar- Top Four attorneys in Estate Planning and Administration," 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
    • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012 and 2013

 

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