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Rochelle brings over a decade of estate planning experience to Garvey Schubert Barer.  She started her practice in New York City at Davidson, Dawson & Clark, a well-established boutique estate planning law firm.  After several years on the east coast, Rochelle returned to her native Washington State and joined Graham & Dunn (now Miller Nash Graham & Dunn), where she continued her estate planning practice.  Rochelle’s practice focuses on estate planning, tax planning, high net worth planning, probate and trust administration, prenuptial and postnuptial planning, family owned business succession planning and planning for athletes and entertainers.

In the last few years, Rochelle has been a frequent speaker and has written several articles on estate planning for digital assets.  She also serves on the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Committee for the Real Property, Probate and Trust section and has been involved with several other association committees.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Member
  • Co-Vice Chair,  American Bar Association, RPTE Committee on the Economics of the Practice, 2012-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association, Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Task Force, 2011-Present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, RPPT Legislative Committee, 2013-Present
  • Head, Washington State Bar Association, RPPT Legislative Committee Task Force on Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets, 2013-Present
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Counsel of Seattle
  • Observer, Uniform Law Commission, Drafting Committee on Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets, 2013-Present
     

Blog Posts

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-sponsored Event
    Seattle, WA, 10.26.17
  • "Estate Planning and Administration Considerations Related to Digital Assets," 61st Annual Estate Planning Seminar
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, November 2016 (pending)
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," Estate Planning Counsel of South King County
    Speaking Engagement
    Kent, WA, April 2016
  • "Drafting Washington Power of Attorneys: Basic Concepts and Consideration of New Uniform Power of Attorney Act," King County Bar Association
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, April 2016
  • Seminar
    Seattle, WA, 11.5.15
  • "Safeguarding Digital Assets Through Estate Planning," The Seattle Foundation Professional Advisor and Continuing Education Seminars
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA, June, 2014
  • "Transitioning Your Business on Your Terms."
    Speaking Engagement
    Bellevue, WA, May, 2014
  • "What Happens to Your Digital Footprint if You Die or Become Incapacitated?" NALS of Washington Annual Meeting
    Speaking Engagement
    Federal Way, WA , April, 2014
  • "Estate Planning for Business Owners," Entrepreneurs’ Organization Learning at Lunch
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, March, 2014
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," Spokane Estate Planning Counsel Quarterly Dinner Meeting
    Speaking Engagement
    Spokane, WA, March, 2014
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," King County Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Meeting
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA , October, 2013
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," American Bar Association Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Joint Section Fall Meeting, Luncheon for Estate & Gift Taxes, Fiduciary Income Tax and Income & Transfer Tax Planning Committees
    Speaking Engagement
    San Francisco, CA , September, 2013
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting and Seminar
    Speaking Engagement
    Pasco, WA, June, 2013
  • "Preserving Your Virtual Assets," The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank Women, Wisdom & Wealth Event
    Speaking Engagement
    Bellevue, WA, May, 2013
  • "Rise of the Internet: Planning for Virtual Assets," Women in Tax
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, October, 2012
  • "Planning for Virtual Assets," BNY Mellon Wealth Management Women’s Event
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA , October, 2012
  • "Rise of the Internet: Planning for Virtual Assets," American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law eCLE Teleconference
    Speaking Engagement
    eCLE Teleconference, June, 2012
  • "Don’t Try This at Home: Doom of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning," American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law 23rd Annual Spring Symposia
    Speaking Engagement
    New York, NY, May, 2012
  • "Rise of the Internet: Planning for Virtual Assets," American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law 23rd Annual Spring Symposia
    Speaking Engagement
    New York, NY, May, 2012

Publications

Admissions

  • Washington, 2009
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • New York, 2003

Education

New York Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 2002

Washington State University, B.A., 1993

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