Thomas A. Hackett

Thomas A. Hackett

Vancouver, WA Probate Attorney and Asset Protection Lawyer
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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I help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. My process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, I help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using complicated legal structures and techniques, but I keep the explanations straight forward and understandable. After all, a great plan isn’t that great if you don’t understand it. Quality planning that you understand is my goal. A sampling of the services we provide for clients include drafting Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts, Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Directives, and Living Wills. We also assist clients with setting up and running Limited Liability Companies and Corporations.

University of Washington School of Law
J.D. | Tax, Business, and Estate Planning
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Professional Experience
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S.
Estate planning and business planning attorney with a focus on tax.
VA Accreditation
US Department of Veterans Affairs
2015 Best in Business Award - Law Firm
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted Best Law Firm in Vancouver, Washington.
Accomplished & Under 40
Vancouver Business Journal
Recognized as an accomplished member of the business and civic community in Vancouver, Washington.
2014 Best in Business Award - Law Firm
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best law firm in Vancouver, Washington.
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 43984
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Oregon State Bar  # 101034
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We often work with clients on a fixed-price for the services we provide. This allows clients to the know the cost up-front, and not be surprised by the fees at the end.
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Seattle Office
1455 NW Leary Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
Telephone: (206) 337-7770
Main Office
1003 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
Telephone: (360) 975-7770
Portland Office
650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Telephone: (503) 400-7999