The Law Office of Matthew Kress, LLC

The Law Office of Matthew Kress, LLC

Dedicated to helping clients create effective estate planning solutions (using either Wills or Trusts) by listening to their needs and working with them to create the appropriate plan.

Firm Overview

Main Office

The Law Office of Matthew Kress, LLC
10260 Greenburg Rd., Ste 1180
Portland  OR  97223

Phone
  • (503) 406-8484
Fax
  • (971) 244-5383

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30AM to 4:30PM M - F; other hours by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Estate Planning
I work with clients to formulate an effective estate plan (either a Will or a Trust) and assist clients with administering a probate or trust estate.
I am committed to providing each client with personalized attention and individual care to ensure that your unique needs are met. Because I provide a counseling based practice, I work collaboratively with you to define the right solution for your unique situation and involve you throughout the process. Whether drafting a simple will or assisting in the administration of a probate estate, I believe that communication is critical to forming a successful attorney-client relationship and will always endeavor to clearly explain the steps we are taking and why we are taking them.

Matthew Kress

My passion is helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative, customized, and cost effective estate plans. Our first step in developing this plan is to identify and discuss your goals and needs. My advice focuses on creating an estate plan to help you achieve your goals. I always try to use plain English and easy to understand visual aids, so you know what you need to do to ensure that your plan works the way you intend but I am always happy to answer any questions you have if anything we discuss is unclear or confusing. My mission is to make estate planning accessible, efficient and streamlined so that individuals, families, and business owners are motivated to develop an effective estate plan that helps them achieve peace of mind and avoids having to deal with the disastrous fallout that can be caused by a lack of planning.

In addition to creating estate plans, I help families navigate the often confusing and convoluted world of probate and assist families in carrying out any plans, either wills or trusts, left by a loved one who has passed away. I treat my clients and their family with respect and compassion during those difficult times.

In order to stay current with the latest trends and developments in Estate Planning, I became an active member of WealthCounsel, a national community of experienced estate planning professionals committed to the highest standard of practice excellence. This, along with my local network of experienced estate planning professionals and attending seminars taught by nationally recognized thought leaders, keeps me up to date with the current state of estate planning ideas and approaches.

I believe that effective estate planning is critical to the financial and emotional well-being of my clients, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help people plan for their peace of mind.

I received my undergraduate degree in Finance and my master's degree in Information and Communications Science from Ball State University and my JD from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2008. I have been licensed to practice law in Oregon since 2008.

Outside of the office, I enjoy exploring and photographing Oregon and Washington, spending time with my wife and daughter, and watching (and photographing) my daughter in her various sports endeavors (volleyball and track & field most recently, but I'm sure it will change again soon enough!)
License
  • Bar Number: 083877
    Oregon , 2008
Education
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
    JD , 2008
  • Ball State University
    MS Information and Communication Sciences , 1990
  • Ball State University
    BS Finance , 1988

Matt Kress

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