Abby Wool Landon

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2180, 206.202.4180 (Seattle)
EMAIL: abby.landon@tonkon.com
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Abby joined Tonkon Torp in 2017 as Chair of the Estate Planning Practice Group, and a partner in the Business Department and Tax Practice Group. She creates estate plans that include wills, trusts, asset protection devices, and family business succession planning. Abby also assists clients in navigating probate and trust administration and provides expert support for contested probate and other fiduciary disputes. She has significant experience in corporate tax law and tax partnerships, multiple-generation trust and estate planning, tax domicile analysis (including international applications and planning for non-citizen residents), charitable planning, and marital trust planning for step-families.
 
In addition to her estate planning background, Abby has over 35 years' experience in business law, helping individual and corporate clients with tax, complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate management, business succession, and wealth management. As a small business owner, director, and member of several family partnerships, Abby brings hands-on experience to her clients.
 
The peer review survey Super Lawyers has named Abby an Oregon Super Lawyer since 2012 for her work in Estate Planning & Probate. A popular speaker, she has presented at CLE seminars throughout the Northwest, speaking on asset protection, elder financial abuse, and estate planning for families in conflict.
 
Abby has extensive courtroom experience, including testifying as an expert witness in a multinational dispute involving multiple states and two countries. She is involved in community education and teaching to private groups to raise awareness of the importance of wills and trusts, corporate formalities, tax, gift and estate tax planning to maximize profit and avoid conflict.
 
Representative Matters
  • Transfers of business and investment interests in corporations and tax partnerships including $180M sale of assets, and multiple family gifts of business interests.
  • Multi-state Regulation D exempt securities transactions.
  • Wills, trusts and probate administration for multiple domiciles, including international, and planning for the noncitizen spouse, and same-sex couples before and after US v. Windsor.
  • Lead strategic attorney for litigation including wills and trust disputes involving multiple person partnerships, complex family and unrelated corporate business disputes involving shareholder derivative suits and partnership dissolutions.
Abby joined Tonkon Torp in 2017 as Chair of the Estate Planning Practice Group, and a partner in the Business Department and Tax Practice Group. She creates estate plans that include wills, trusts, asset protection devices, and family business succession planning. Abby also assists clients in navigating probate and trust administration and provides expert support for contested probate and other fiduciary disputes. She has significant experience in corporate tax law and tax partnerships, multiple-generation trust and estate planning, tax domicile analysis (including international applications and planning for non-citizen residents), charitable planning, and marital trust planning for step-families.
 
In addition to her estate planning background, Abby has over 35 years' experience in business law, helping individual and corporate clients with tax, complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate management, business succession, and wealth management. As a small business owner, director, and member of several family partnerships, Abby brings hands-on experience to her clients.
 
The peer review survey Super Lawyers has named Abby an Oregon Super Lawyer since 2012 for her work in Estate Planning & Probate. A popular speaker, she has presented at CLE seminars throughout the Northwest, speaking on asset protection, elder financial abuse, and estate planning for families in conflict.
 
Abby has extensive courtroom experience, including testifying as an expert witness in a multinational dispute involving multiple states and two countries. She is involved in community education and teaching to private groups to raise awareness of the importance of wills and trusts, corporate formalities, tax, gift and estate tax planning to maximize profit and avoid conflict.
 
Representative Matters
  • Transfers of business and investment interests in corporations and tax partnerships including $180M sale of assets, and multiple family gifts of business interests.
  • Multi-state Regulation D exempt securities transactions.
  • Wills, trusts and probate administration for multiple domiciles, including international, and planning for the noncitizen spouse, and same-sex couples before and after US v. Windsor.
  • Lead strategic attorney for litigation including wills and trust disputes involving multiple person partnerships, complex family and unrelated corporate business disputes involving shareholder derivative suits and partnership dissolutions.
Better World Club Board of Directors
Member (2005-2016)
 
Oregon Community Foundation Metro Council
Member (2008-2012)
 
Northwest Academy Board of Directors
Member, Annual Fundraiser, Trustee (2009-2012)
 
CCI Enterprises Board of Directors
Member (2004-2007)