Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a "terrific firm" and has a long-standing presence in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. "They have historically represented very wealthy people," remarks one source.

The trust and estates team primarily serves family businesses, particularly in the real estate sector. The group has a significant foothold in Portland and Seattle, which sources say allows it to provide useful cross-state collaboration for clients.

Notable practitioners

Margaret Vining is "a very smart, capable and intelligent lawyer" who is involved in high-end estate planning for families and closely held businesses. Vining also offers guidance on charitable gifting and life insurance matters. A leading Portland lawyer says: "She's great. I've been impressed whenever I've heard of the level of work she's doing." Another interviewee adds: "Maggie is a really good attorney. She's a pleasure to work with and is deserving of recognition."

Patrick Green is the subject of effusive praise from his peers; local lawyers regard him as "a real gentleman," "a terrific person," "the nicest guy in town," "one of the kindest people you could ever work with" and "an all-around completely lovely guy." Green is involved in a variety of private client matters, from charitable gifting to business succession planning, trust administration and fiduciary litigation.