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George F. Velikanje Of Counsel

Practice Overview

George has an estate planning, probate and trust practice.

Recognition & Honors

  • Washington Super Lawyers®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and Estates (from its inception through 2017)
  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Representative Work

  • Resolving disputes involving interests in estates and trusts.
  • Probate and trust administration.
  • Drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents.

Publications & Presentations

  • "ACTEC Fellows Present: Lessons Learned Through the Years," 2013 Real Property, Probate & Trust Midyear, presented by WSBA (June 2013)
  • "Drafting and Funding the Marital and Credit Shelter Shares," presented by American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (June 2013)
  • "Probate and Estate Planning," (co-author) Washington State Bar Association (2005)
  • George is a frequent lecturer on estate planning, trust and estate administration and taxation

Professional & Community Activities

  • Past State Chair, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Past Director, Washington State Bar Association Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust
  • Past President, Yakima County Estate Planning Council
  • Past President, Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director, United Way of Yakima
  • Past President, Yakima Area Arboretum
  • Past Director, Allied Arts Council
  • Past Director, Providence Health Foundation
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Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • Washington (1965)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (1965)

Education

  • University of Washington, J.D. (1965)
  • University of Washington, B.A. in law (1963)

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