Timothy J. Wachter

Email: Phone: 503-226-1371

Timothy J. Wachter

Areas of Practice

Charitable planning and organizations

Estate planning

Probate and trust administration






Tim’s background in tax, business transactions, and family businesses, allows him to provide an integrated estate planning approach to assist clients in meeting their family, business, charitable, and tax planning goals.

Admitted to Practice

Oregon, 1987
Washington, 1990
United States Tax Court


Washington State, B.A., cum laude (Accounting), 1984
Willamette University, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987

Memberships & Activities

Chair, Executive Committee, Estate Planning and Administration Section, Oregon State Bar Association (2007)

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC)

Estate Planning Council of Portland

Washington State Bar Real Property, Probate and Law and Taxation Sections

Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration, Taxation, and Elder Law sections

Professional Advisory Council, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

Portland Planned Giving Advisory Board, WSU Foundation

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates (2007-Present) and Tax Law

Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers, estate planning and probate (2007-present)

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale–Hubbell, (2002-present)



Editor, Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, Chapter 6, Elder Law; Survival of Actions; Decedents’ Estates; Trusts., Oregon State Bar (2016 revision)

Author, Administering Trusts in Oregon, Chapter 5, Trustee Duties, Powers and Liabilities, Oregon State Bar (2007 and 2016 revision)

Author, Administering Oregon Estates, Chapter 8, Rights of Interested Persons, Oregon State Bar (2012 revision)

Author, Trustee Duties – A Refresher, Oregon Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter (2009)