A trust protector is the person tasked with monitoring activities carried out by a trustee or trustees. As such, they have several duties, all of which are meant to ensure proper management of the trust. In addition to having certain responsibilities, the person chosen as trust protector may have certain powers.
Mary assists closely held businesses with selecting a business entity; navigating employee and administrative matters; and negotiating and documenting contractual agreements. Mary also guides personal representatives and trustees through probate and trust administration and prepares wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents for individuals and families. A native Oregonian, Mary attended a one-room school in Malheur County through the third grade and is a graduate of Baker High School. Before joining Brownstein Rask, Mary clerked with the Oregon Tax Court for two years. She found affinities with her entrepreneurial clients when she became a small business owner and sole proprietor in private practice.
Mary was a co-founder of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section Mentor Program and a past chair of the Oregon State Bar Legal Heritage Interest Group. She is currently serving as Past-President on the Board of Directors of Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah Chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers, and participating as a mentor in the OSB New Lawyer Mentor Program.
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1200 SW Main St. Portland, Oregon