PORTLAND, Ore. (September 5, 2017) – Abby Wool Landon has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in its Estate Planning practice group, the Business department, and the Tax practice group. Landon, who will chair the firm’s Estate Planning group, has focused her practice on estates and trusts law for over 25 years. She was most recently with the Williams Kastner firm.
“Abby is a strategic attorney with a unique perspective,” said Darcy Norville, Managing Partner. “As a woman who has owned her own small business and served as a director on multiple family partnerships, her hands-on business experience and well-honed legal instincts make her a perfect fit for Tonkon Torp. We are very pleased to add a lawyer with Abby’s national exposure and client-first outlook to expand our estate planning capacity.”
Landon’s practice in Oregon and Washington is focused on drafting, planning and administering estates, probates and trusts, and helping clients navigate strategies associated with contested probate, wills, and trusts. Abby’s estate planning expertise is complemented by over 35 years’ experience helping individual and corporate clients with business law issues including tax, complex transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate management, business succession, and wealth management.
“I am honored to join Tonkon Torp as Chair of their Estate Planning practice group,” shared Landon. “It has always been my desire and ambition to build a boutique trusts and estates group within a full-service firm. Tonkon Torp’s exceptional depth in business law will allow me to provide my business and family clients with the comprehensive services they need. The firm’s skilled lawyers and tactical outlook will give clients an extraordinary platform for legacy management.”
Landon has been named an Oregon Super Lawyer since 2012 for her work in Estate Planning & Probate. As a speaker and educator, she is engaged in raising awareness of the importance of wills and trusts, corporate formalities, and tax, gift, and estate tax planning in maximizing profit and avoiding conflict. Landon belongs to the Estate Planning Council of Portland, and is a board member of the Oregon Community Foundation Metro Council and the Better World Club.
A native of New London, Connecticut, Landon is a third-generation attorney who received her Bachelor of Science from Simmons College in 1980, and her Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1991.