Stoel Rives Welcomes Nationally Recognized Estate Planning Attorney

CONTACT: Nicole Kershaw, Marketing Manager, (206) 624-0900

SEATTLE- Stoel Rives LLP, a leading U.S. business law firm, is pleased to announce that Wendy S. Goffe has joined its Seattle office in the firm's Estate Planning practice. Wendy brings almost 20 years of experience counseling clients on estate planning issues.

Wendy's experience includes advising clients on matters including probate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, charitable giving and nonprofit trusts and corporations, family-owned business succession and issues concerning unmarried couples.

A seasoned presenter, Wendy is a sought after speaker at local, regional and national events addressing a number of estate planning topics including marriage, domestic partnerships and civil unions, charitable planning, and trust management. She has also been interviewed by and written for many national publications including, Estate Planning Magazine, The New York Times and American Bar Association publications.

Wendy is actively engaged in the community. She is a former adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School and currently serves on a tax faculty committee to advise the IRS on same-sex community property tax issues. She has held and continues serve in various board and other leadership positions with organizations including the YWCA, Nature Conservancy, The Seattle Foundation, Jewish Women's Endowment Fund, Tacoma Art Museum, Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Hospital, and the Children's Legacy Council of Children's Hospital Foundation.

Among Wendy's list of accolades and accomplishments includes being named a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; and recognition in Washington Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America. Before joining Stoel Rives, Wendy was a shareholder at Graham & Dunn PC and an attorney at Bogle & Gates.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. For more information, visit

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