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Annie Arbenz

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Annie Arbenz

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Annie’s practice focuses on estate planning and trust & estate administration.  This includes helping people plan the disposition of their estate while reducing various end-of-life tax burdens and advising executors, trustees, and beneficiaries about their rights and responsibilities.  Annie’s practice also focuses on various elements of business law, specifically as they relate to succession planning and closely-held businesses in the trusts & estates context.

Education

  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law

Associations & Recognitions

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Board Member, Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance (2018-current)
  • President, Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Association (2013-present)
  • Board of Advisors, Gonzaga University School of Law (2011-present)
  • Rotary Club of Gig Harbor (2011-present)
  • Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington (2013 – present)
  • Editorial Board for the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section’s Newsletter (2010-2013)
  • “40 Under Forty” Honoree, Business Examiner (2012)
  • “Best Lawyer” South Sound Magazine (2015)

Annie is a dedicated family gal and spends her free time traveling, trying new foods, reading (for pleasure) and training for/competing in triathlons - she recently competed in her first Ironman competition in Whistler, Canada, which involves a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run – and has competed in several half Ironmans and local triathlon races. She met her husband, Casey, on their first day of law school. He is also a lawyer in Tacoma and is a much faster triathlete than Annie. They live in Gig Harbor with their two young kids and German Shepherd, Maverick.  Annie loves Disneyland, wants to learn Italian but can’t justify actually learning it, and collects high heels.

Last year, Annie created a website called Orbit Wills for Washingtonians to get a complete estate plan done for a fraction of the cost and without any lawyer meetings. Annie created it because she was frustrated by the available online options and believes it is important for everyone to have an estate plan prepared by an attorney. In this way, Annie can help out people across Washington State in making these important end-of-life decisions that provide so much relief to family members. Orbit Wills is only available to straightforward estates and you can determine whether you qualify for Orbit Wills by taking a quick survey on the Orbit Wills website. Orbit Wills has been gaining national attention for its innovative way of making the law – specifically, estate planning – more affordable for everyone.

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