Attorney Profile:

Claudia Ann Gowan

Claudia Ann Gowan: Attorney with Claudia A. Gowan, PLLC

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Living Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Business Formation
  • Charitable Giving
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Living Wills
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Trusts and Estates Taxation
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Guardianship

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(206) 443-2733  Phone
(206) 448-2252  Fax
www.seattletrustsandestates.com
Law School Attended:
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D.; University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., Graduate Program in Taxation
Year of First admission:
1993
Admission:
1993, Washington
Memberships:
Washington State Bar Association (Member: WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; Member: WSBA Taxation Section; Member: Estate & Gift Tax Committee, WSBA Taxation Section; Member: WSBA Legislative Committee); King County Bar Association (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section).
ISLN:
915703416

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 19 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/29/11 in Trusts and Estates

    Claudia Gowan is an excellent lawyer. Read more

    Claudia Gowan is an excellent lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/24/11 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/16/11 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/14/11 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/14/11 in Estate Planning

    Claudia Gowan has consistently demonstrated a broad understanding of the estate planning and taxation laws, at both the federal and state levels. She has been instrument... Read more

    Claudia Gowan has consistently demonstrated a broad understanding of the estate planning and taxation laws, at both the federal and state levels. She has been instrumental in spearheading important legislative efforts in Washington state, through her very active role as a member of the WSBA Estate and Gift Tax Committee. Her ability, good judgment and depth of knowledge has also been demonstrated in mutual client consultations between us relating to the complex area of IRAs and estate planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/14/11 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/06/11 in Estate and Gift Taxation

    Claudia's estaet planning practice is complemented by her advanced LLM degree in gift and estate tax issues that results in sophisticated planning documents and tools to... Read more

    Claudia's estaet planning practice is complemented by her advanced LLM degree in gift and estate tax issues that results in sophisticated planning documents and tools to aid her clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/06/11 in Estate Planning

    Claudia has been an invaluable contribution to the Washington State Bar Tax Section and Real Estate Probate and Trust Section. She drafter two important pieces of legisl... Read more

    Claudia has been an invaluable contribution to the Washington State Bar Tax Section and Real Estate Probate and Trust Section. She drafter two important pieces of legislation that moderized treatment of nonprobate assets. She was a co-presenter with me at a WSBA seminar in recent estate and gift tax developments. At committee meeting of the Washington State Bar, she provides thoughtful input and dialog. I believe she deserves an "AV" rating

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/06/11 in Estate Planning

    Claudia A. Gowan is generally recognized as one of the top estate planning attorneys in Seattle, Washington. Read more

    Claudia A. Gowan is generally recognized as one of the top estate planning attorneys in Seattle, Washington.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/06/11 in Probate Administration

    See comments in Estate Planning rating. Read more

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/07/12

    Claudia helped me with my last will, power of attorney and health care directives. I couldn't have asked for a more attentive attorney! Claudia was exceptional in capturi... Read more

    Claudia helped me with my last will, power of attorney and health care directives. I couldn't have asked for a more attentive attorney! Claudia was exceptional in capturing what was important to me and putting that into legal language. Her expertise, kindness, and support made it possible to discover how to reflect my values. I feel excellent about all these legal documents.

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