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Amy J. Cross

Shareholder

Experience

Amy J. Cross is a shareholder with Buckley Law’s Business and Estate Planning practice group. She is a dynamic and collaborative attorney who provides in-depth experience in complex estate planning, probates, trust administration, and general business matters. She also has experience with special needs planning and protective proceedings, as well as beneficiary representation.

Amy connects with clients to develop a long-standing relationship built on trust, open communication, and mutual respect. Understanding that each client has a unique family history, she works to craft estate plans that match client goals and plan for the future to safeguard family wealth and relationships.

Amy enjoys attending concerts, taking West Coast road trips, and spending time with her family.

Areas of Focus

Estate Planning

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Tax & Charitable Planning
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Guardians & Conservators
  • Special Needs Trusts

Business Planning

  • Organization of:
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Professional Corporations

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar
  • Member, Clackamas County Bar
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Charitable Gift Planning
  • Member, Gus Solomon Inns of Court
  • Member, NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)

Presentations & Publications

  • Presenter, Special Needs Planning Workshop, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, 2020
  • Presenter, Special Needs Planning (The Basics), Financial Planning Association of Oregon and SW Washington, 2019
  • Co-presenter, Estate Planning and Collaborative Premarital Agreements, Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Remapping Our Future, 12th Annual Conference & Training, 2019
  • Panel, Special Issues Presented When Representing Elderly and Disabled Clients, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Navigating New Frontier in Family Law Cases CLE, 2018
  • Panel, “If I Only Knew” Practice Tips and Advice from Sole Practitioners, Oregon State Bar, Learning the Ropes CLE, 2012-2015

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • New York State Courts

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1999)
  • University of Portland
    • Bachelor of Arts, English (1996)

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