Michele Wasson JD '05

Michele Wasson


Michele Wasson JD ’05 joined Tonkon Torp’s business department, where she will practice in the estate planning and advocacy and nonprofit practice groups. Previously, Wasson served as chief fiduciary officer at Riverview Trust Company, overseeing the trust and charitable services. Prior to that, she worked for over a decade as an attorney at Stoel Rives. Wasson has represented high net-worth individuals and families in estate planning, wealth transfer, probate and trust administration, business succession, and philanthropic matters. She has also assisted clients from a wide range of tax-exempt entities to navigate complex laws and regulations in all aspects of governance, compliance, and tax-related matters. Wasson is board vice chair for the Estate Planning Counsel of Portland and is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School.