Katherine O. VanZanten

Katherine O. VanZanten




Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice



Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1997)
Golden Gate University School of Law, Master of Laws and Letters degree, Taxation (1997)
Boston University, Bachelor of Arts degree (1994)


Katherine is rated as an AV attorney by Martindale Hubbell.

Katherine was selected by her peers for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America in the field of trusts and estates law.


Areas of Emphasis

Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer
Business Succession Planning
Business Transactions
Charitable Organizations

Professional Experience

Katherine VanZanten is an estate planning and tax attorney who has significant experience in estate planning, business and tax planning, charitable remainder trusts and establishing charitable organizations.  Katherine has an active estate planning practice helping clients and their families complete their estate planning goals.  She regularly advises fiduciaries on their duties with respect to trust and probate administration.

Professional & Community Activities

Katherine is a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations.  She is active in the Tax Section of the Oregon Bar and serves on various committees. 

Katherine is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Portland.  She has served on the planning committee for the annual Portland Estate Planning conference in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Katherine is actively involved in a variety of boards.  She continues to support the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Council and served on its Board of Directors.

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