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Wendy Goffe

Stoel Rives LLP

WENDY S. GOFFE is a partner with the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle, Washington, with over 30 years of experience counseling clients on estate planning issues. She has been named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for trusts and estates (2007-2023), Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate, nonprofit organizations (2003-2022), top 50 women lawyers (2006-2019, 2021-2022), and top 100 lawyers (2008-2014, 2018, 2021-2022). She has been listed in Chambers High Net Worth Guide (Private Wealth Law - Washington) (2016-2022), and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), chair of the ACTEC Family Law Task Force, a member of the ACTEC Digital Property Committee, a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Task Force and ACTEC Liaison to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is an Accredited Estate PlannerĀ® (Distinguished) as awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners. Her experience includes advising clients on probate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, charitable and nonprofit organizations, family-owned business succession, and issues concerning unmarried couples. Wendy has many years of experience representing and collaborating with art dealers, private collectors, foundations and museums that need legal counsel relating to the purchase, sale, gifting and recovery of fine art and other creative works. Wendy is the co-editor of _The Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning for Modern Families, Leimberg Library_, The National Underwriter Company (2019), and the author of the following chapters: "Planning for Unmarried Couples and Cohabitation Agreements," "Planning for Same-Sex Couples," and "Advising and Planning for Transgender Family Members." She has been interviewed by and written for many national publications and was previously a contributor to She is a Professional Advisor on Estate Planning Law to the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE), The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Planned Giving Advisory Council, The Seattle Foundation Professional Advisory Council, and the Children's Legacy Council of the Children's Hospital Foundation. She is a former Adjunct Instructor at Seattle University Law School, as well as a former member of The Nature Conservancy Planned Giving Committee. She is also a former member of the ABA Taxation Section Community Property Comment Project, the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the Acquisition Committee of the Tacoma Art Museum, the Executive Committee of the WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, the YWCA Planned Giving Advisory Committee, the Ethics Committee of Valley Medical Center, and the Board of Directors and Grants Committee of The Women's Endowment Foundation, a supporting organization of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, Seattle, Washington. In her free time Wendy is a volunteer for Girls on the Run and an avid trail runner.