Glenn T. Okawa began his law practice in 1976 and a graduate of Lewis and Clark School of Law. James Hamers began his law practice in 1979 and a graduate of Willamette University School of Law. In 1986 they formed their partnership and limited their focus to estate planning.
Jim and Glenn work with clients who are just beginning to raise a family and build their wealth as well as those who have accumulated great wealth and wish to transfer that wealth to members of their family or to their community in a tax efficient manner. The legal structure that makes that happen can be as simple as a Will, power of attorney, advance directive and HIPAA release or can include trusts to avoid probate or minimize taxes.
Jim has given over 800 public and private seminars over his career on estate planning. His primary role in the partnership is to assist clients in the understanding of the estate planning process and to help them establish their plan.
Glenn’s primary role is the administration of estates when a client no longer has capacity or has died. His work includes assisting clients with the courtroom alternatives of powers of attorney, advance directives and living trusts. For those who don’t have these alternatives in place ahead of time, he assists those who need help in conservatorships, guardianships and probate.