- Powers of Attorney
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Estate and Income Tax Planning
- Advance Directives for Medical Decisions
- Trust Distribution
- Small Estate Affidavit
Organization and Operation of Businesses
- Limited Liability Companies
- Assumed Business Names
- Buying and Selling Businesses
- Organizing Non-profit Corporations
- Operating Charitable Enterprises
- Charitable Giving
Real Property Transactions
- Facilitating Business Transactions
- Interpretation of Contracts
Mike started practicing law in Forest Grove in 1972. He had been educated in Oregon schools graduating from Grant High School in 1965, Portland State University in 1969 and the University of Oregon School of Law in 1972.
Mike has been active in the Oregon State and Washington County Bar Associations. During the first decade of law practice, he conducted a general practice. Over the past 20 years, Mike's practice has been limited to matters related to estate planning and administration, small business organization and operation, real property law and nonprofit organizations.
In describing his approach to law practice, he says, "Living and working in a small town environment has shaped my law practice. My focus has been on developing community relationships and long-term client relationships. Nonprofit organizations that have utilized our services include Adelante Mujeres, the Gaston Public Library, Forest Grove Farmers Market, Centro Cultural, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Education Foundation of Forest Grove and the Forest Grove Library Foundation. I always welcome a new client with the intention of forming a foundation for a lasting relationship. Whether the engagement is large or small and whether the contacts are frequent or sporadic, we intend that our office will be a welcoming place where our clients can come for competent responsive representation."
A native of Yamhill County, Lucas leapt at the opportunity to come to Forest Grove. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in Economics, Lucas attended law school at Lewis and Clark to pursue interests in tax and business. Throughout law school, he developed a foundation in contract and corporate law by clerking with in-house counsel for a growing tech-company, later becoming their Contracts Administrator.
As a shareholder with Moore & Welliver, Lucas leverages his experience to complement the firm's business practice. Aware of the litigious landscape facing small business owners, he "hope[s] to be an extra set of eyes looking for those small fixes that can avoid bigger problems down the road."
During his three years in law school, Lucas spent his Saturdays volunteering with Minds Matter of Portland, whose mission is to assist accomplished high school students from low-income families and prepare them for college success. Lucas is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Forest Grove, and divides his remaining time playing ping pong, practicing piano and accordion, or rooting for the Portland Trailblazers and Portland Timbers.
Jayme graduated from Gaston High School in 1984 and began working with the firm in 1988. She obtained her certification as a professional legal secretary from the National Association of Legal Secretaries in 1992. She supervises the staff and assists the firm's attorneys in ensuring that work product is produced accurately and on time. Her primary focus is on the firm's ongoing probate practice.
The firm's attorneys consider her to be a vital member of the professional team and rely on her expertise developed over her career with the firm.
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2002 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116
We're located on the Southeast corner of Pacific Avenue and Main Street in the heart of downtown Forest Grove. Our office is on the 2nd floor, with elevator access and parking in the adjacent lot.
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm
As a service to our clients, we have made the following forms and information sheets available prior to an office appointment.
General Client Information Form
This is our general client-intake form; please complete it and bring it to your first consultation with us.Download General Client Information Form
Estate Planning Questionnaire
For an initial consultation about estate planning, it is helpful for us to have some information about your family, assets, and goals. The following form is a great resource to use when you compile that information for our first meeting. It is particularly helpful if you bring documents that support each of your assets (i.e. bank statements, brokerage statements, vehicle titles, real property deeds, etc.).Download Estate Planning Questionnaire
Probate - Information for the Personal Representative
This form is intended to outline the probate process and answer questions about the duties of a Personal Representative.Download Probate - Information for the Personal Respresentative
For administration of small, uncomplicated estates, Oregon law provides for an abbreviated probate process. This process involves filing an Affidavit of Claiming Successor.Download Small Estates Memo
Health Care Decisions
You have the right to control your health care decisions. You may give instructions to health care providers. You may appoint also appoint a person to direct your health care when you are unable to do so. In Oregon, there is a standard statutory form to make those decisions, called an Advance Directive. We are happy to provide you with a printed form and a pamphlet providing more information. Our office will provide witnesses for the signing of your Advance Directive as a complimentary service.Download Healthcare Advance Directive
The Oregon State Bar
The Oregon State Bar (OSB) was established in 1935 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly to license and discipline lawyers, regulate the practice of law, and provide a variety of services to bar members and the public. Learn more about the services that the association provides to the public by visiting their site at www.osbar.org.Visit the Oregon State Bar at www.osbar.org