A pour-over will is a legal document used in estate planning. Unlike a traditional will, it does not reflect someone's wishes with regard to the posthumous allocation of assets to family or charity. Instead, it ensures that any undesignated assets remaining when someone dies are channeled into an existing trust.
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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