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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We help families and business owners plan for now and the future. This is done through estate planning and business planning. Our process is to educate clients about opportunities - and problems - they or their family may encounter down the road. Next, we help them identify their priorities and goals, and then develop a plan to accomplish those goals. This sometimes involves using advanced legal structures and techniques, but we 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 our 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 for holding real estate.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
Elder Law
Business Law
Business Formation
Tax Law
Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, Tax Planning
Fees
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
NW Legacy Law, P.S.
- Current
Estate planning and business planning attorney with a focus on tax.
Attorney
Sussman Shank LLP
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Attorney
Horenstein Law Group PLLC
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Attorney
HS Law Firm, P.C. (formerly Hanna Strader, P.C.)
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Education
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. | Tax, Business, and Estate Planning
Honors: Graduated in 2 years with honors.
Activities: Articles Editor, Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology. Semi­Finalist, 1L Mock Trial Competition. Student Ambassador.
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Seattle University
B.A. (2003) | Economics
Honors: Magna cum laude; President’s List; Dean's List; Campion Scholar; Rotary Scholar.
Activities: Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society (Life Membership). Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society (Life Membership). New Student Advisor. Vice President for Finance of Student Government.
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Awards
2022 Best in Business Award
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best law firm in Vancouver, Washington.
2021 Best in Business
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best in business in Vancouver, Washington.
2019 Best in Business Award
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best in business by our community.
2018 Best in Business Award
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best in business by the community of Vancouver, Washington.
2017 Best in Business Award
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best in business!
2016 Best in Business
Vancouver Business Journal
Voted best in business for our community.
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
Member
Current
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Oregon State Bar  # 101034
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Why I’m Not the Lawyer for You
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S. Blog
Financial and Estate Planning for Mom and Dad - Start the Conversation
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S. Blog
Life Changes. Is Is Time For An Estate Plan Check-Up?
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S. Blog
NW Legacy Law Center brings unique business model to legal landscape
Vancouver Business Journal
Seniors, Finances and Medicaid Planning: What You Need to Know
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S. Blog
The Benefits of Using a Trust in Estate Planning
NW Legacy Law Center, P.S. Blog
The importance of an inheritance trust
Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
New Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction
Horenstein Law Group Blog
Why Co-Trustees or Co-Personal Representatives Are a Bad Idea
Horenstein Law Group Blog
Where Vernor v. Autodesk Fits Into First Sale Decisions
Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Issues
Speaking Engagements
Tax Considerations in Choice of Entity Selection, Spring Tax Law Series
Estate Planning for New Parents, New Parent Education
Estate Planning Fundamentals, Employer Wellness Series
Trusts 101: They're Not Just for the 1%, Private Event
7 Threats to Your Estate Plan, Public Event
Foundations of Estate Administration, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important
4 Threats to Your Estate Plan, Private Client Event
Estate Planning Essentials, Public Workshop Series
10 Threats That Could Cost Your Family a Fortune - and Their Solutions, Public Workshop
How Property Transfers at Death and Related Estate Planning Techniques
Oregon Paralegal Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
NW Legacy Law
Main Office
1003 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
Telephone: (360) 975-7770
Monday: 9 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
NW Legacy Law
Portland Office
650 N.E. Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Telephone: (503) 400-7999
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
NW Legacy Law
Seattle Office
1455 NW Leary Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
Telephone: (206) 337-7770
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed