About Michelle-Shari Kruss

Michelle-ShariFor over seventeen years Michelle-Shari has been helping fellow parents address all of their estate planning needs.  Her clients range from families needing a basic Will and Trust to those parents requiring a slightly more advanced plan (to care for a special needs child, to address a taxable estate, one spouse is non US-Citizen “Global Couple”, there is a family business, they own property outside of Oregon, or a part of a blendedfamily, etc.) 

For fifteen years Michelle-Shari has also lectured for most of our Portland area hospitals, civic groups, religious organizations, parent support groups, financial advisors, investment firms, libraries and private schools.  

Michelle-Shari has many philanthropic goals.  She is actively involved in or sits on the Boards for; Animal Aid of Oregon, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), The Oregon Zoo Foundation Board, Doernbecher Children Hospital Tom Sargent Safety Center, Portland Public School Talented and Gifted (TAG) Advisory Board, Portland City Club and CPPS (Community and Parents for Public School), Hands and Voices, Friends of Outdoor School and the Oregon State Bar’s Estate Planning Section.

Michelle-Shari is also an author,  having written two children’s books that are used by speech pathologists as a visual aid for children with speech and hearing delays.

Past legal experience includes; telecommunication, legislative and juvenile law.

Married with two children all of whom love to travel, hike, do agility training with their two foster dogs, join the BTA on bike rides, and spend time with friends and family.


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