Tony Abrams, J.D., LL.M.

“Estate planning gives you the opportunity to reflect on your values and consider the kind of ancestor you want to be. With your estate plan, you plant the seeds of a lasting legacy for your family and the world after you are gone.”

Practice Areas: Estate Planning • Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning • Trust Administration

About

Tony Abrams (he/him) is passionate about helping people. He serves as a trusted advisor to people in Oregon and Southwest Washington, creating estate plans that reflect each client’s unique values, life circumstances, and personal goals. Tony listens carefully, explains complicated concepts in simple to understand language, and provides advice that leaves clients feeling empowered.

Tony prides himself on building lasting relationships with his clients across multiple family generations and is proud to be at a firm that has been doing the same since the 1980’s. Tony knows from personal experience that families come in many forms and enjoys assisting blended families and LGBTQIA+ folks with their planning needs.

Prior to joining Nay & Friedenberg, Tony practiced estate planning and nonprofit law in Seattle and he spent the last three years leading a community foundation. Tony values the opportunity to advise clients on ways to leverage charitable giving to build a personal or family legacy.

Tony has an advanced degree in taxation, taught as an adjunct instructor for the University of Washington School of Law’s Graduate Program in Taxation, helped draft Washington’s version of the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, and has been selected multiple times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.

Tony enjoys exploring mindfulness, cooking and hosting gatherings, and he is an avid reader, particularly anything personal or organizational development. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is delighted to be putting down roots in Portland with his wife, a Eugene-native, and his daughter.

“Tony masterfully balances the analytical, sharp instincts of an attorney with a heart-full concern and care of a nonprofit leader. A natural educator, he can explain the most complicated concepts in simple to understand language. He brings to his work a powerful optimism, commitment to social justice, and roll-up-your-sleeves drive to get things done.”

— Nancy Bacon, Nonprofit Consultant

Experience

Education

  • BA Seattle University, 2007
  • JD University of Washington School of Law, 2013
  • LL.M. University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation, 2014

Association & Board Memberships

  • Board Chair – Limmud North America
  • Member – Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Oregon Bar
  • Member – Taxation and Regulation Section of the Oregon Bar
  • Member – Elder Law Section of the Oregon Bar
  • Member – Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar

Bar Memberships

  • Member – Oregon State Bar
  • Member – Washington State Bar