Attorney at Law

Owner/Founder ETLAW LLC

Licensed in Oregon & Alaska

Suzanne was licensed to practice law in 2004 and has dedicated her entire career to estate planning and administration.  Her practice focuses on Trust Administration and Probate, preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Federal and Oregon Estate Tax Returns (Form 706 and Form OR-706), and Federal Gift Tax Returns (Form 709).  In her Probate and Trust Administration practice, Suzanne represents fiduciaries and thoughtfully guides them through the entire process.  In her Estate Planning practice, Suzanne provides personalized recommendations and prepares customized estate plans.

While in law school, Suzanne clerked at Harsch Investment, a real estate investment firm in Portland, Oregon.  Also while in law school, Suzanne worked in the school's low-income taxpayer clinic, representing taxpayers before the IRS.  Suzanne then moved to Alaska and began her legal career at Shaftel Law Offices, PC, gaining tremendous experience in complex estate and trust planning and administration, including business, charitable and tax planning.  After moving back home to Oregon, Suzanne spent eight years at Karnopp Petersen LLP in their estate planning department.  To better serve her clients, Suzanne formed ETLAW LLC in 2023.  The "E" is for estate and the "T" is for trust.


Education & Certifications

University of Oregon, BA International Studies and German (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Global Graduates, Deans List) 1997

Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, JD, (Certificate in Federal Tax Law) 2003

Member of the Alaska State Bar since 2004

Member of the Oregon State Bar since 2011