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Sandra J. Rovai

Of Counsel
srovai@gth-law.com
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Phone: 253.620.6500
Fax: 253.620.6565

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Primary Areas of Practice

Estate Planning, Shareholder and Estate Litigation, Business Organizations and Transactions, Taxation

Education

J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1992
cum laude

B.A., Business Administration, Washington State University, 1987
cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association
Member, Sections on Real Property, Trust and Probate, and Business Law

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Professional History

  • Joined the firm, 1992
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1987
  • Instructor, Drafting Estate Planning Documents, University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • Lecturer for the Washington State Bar Association and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, MBA program, University of Washington-Tacoma, Milgard School of Business

Representative Cases/Transactions

  • Represent high-net-worth family business owners with corporate, succession and estate planning
  • Defend personal representatives in estate disputes and will contests

Community Activities

  • School Volunteer

Honors, Publications & Presentations

  • "Fiduciary Duties in Estate Planning," Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 1998
  • "Representing the Growing or Maturing Closely Held Business," Washington State Bar Association, 1998
  • “Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Washington,” National Business Institute, 2005
  • "Roadblocks In Probate: How to Deal With Common Challenges," National Business Institute, 2007