March 23, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder William J. (“Bill”) Keeler, Jr. Keeler joins in Portland as the newest addition to the Firm’s growing Tax & Estate Planning Practice Group. Licensed in California and Oregon, Bill has extensive experience representing families, individuals, and trustees in various estate and trust disputes anywhere on the West Coast.
Keeler focuses his practice on all matters involving estates, trusts, and conservatorships, and has been designated an expert witness in trust, estate and conservatorship litigation as well as in related tax and professional negligence cases. He has also served as a mediator for trust, estate and conservatorship disputes bringing extensive knowledge of estate planning and trust administration, as well as practical experience as trial counsel to settle cases.
“We are pleased to welcome Bill to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the last year or so, we have significantly grown the size of our trusts and estate planning practice. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will no doubt be instrumental to our trusts and estates practice, and Buchalter’s continued commitment and growth in the Pacific Northwest.”
Keeler taught Estate Planning at California State University, Fresno, sharing his considerable knowledge and experience with students for over a decade. He has since lectured extensively for Continuing Education of the Bar, the National Business Institute, and addressed numerous Bar Associations, Estate Planning Councils, and estate planning professionals. Keeler has also served as judge pro tem in the probate departments of the Fresno County Superior Court, and the Orange County Superior Court.
“I am delighted at the opportunity to join Buchalter in Portland,” said Keeler. “Buchalter’s full service capabilities, along with having such a strong tax and estate planning practice, will allow me to grow and strengthen my practice in ways I am really excited about.”
Recognized as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Keeler also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.
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