Admitted to Oregon Bar (1990)
Admitted to Washington Bar (2003) Areas of Practice:
- University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M. Tax, 1984)
- University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1975)
- University of Oregon (BA, 1968)
- Mt. Angel Seminary (Diploma, 1964)
- Trusts and Wills, ILITs, CRTs, LLCs, Asset Protection Strategies
- Trust Settlements and Probates.
- Family Business Transitions, Limited Liability Companies, Corporations; Buy-Sell Agreements; Sale of Businesses; and Employment Contracts
- LLC Formation and Discounting Strategies; Advanced Estate Planning Strategies (Credit Shelter Planning, ILIT Planning, GST Planning, Discount Planning, Charitable Planning); Real Property Sales and Exchanges; Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions; 100% Penalty Appeals; 706 Estate Tax Returns; 709 Gift Tax Returns, IRS Appeals; Tax Court; and Collections.
- Oregon State Bar (Member: Estate Administration and Taxation Sections)
- California State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- Multnomah County Bar
- Portland Estate Planning Counsel
- Current Director, Past President, Tualatin Valley Chapter, American Rhododendron Society.
- Former Member Beaverton Sunrise Rotary, Vice President and Treasurer.
- Member 1993 Solicitation Committee for OMSI Auction.
- Chairman of The Board (President) - Escondido Chamber of Commerce 1987-88.
- Member, Board of Managers, Palomar YMCA, 1985-91
About Jeff Jeff Cheyne represents individuals and businesses in the areas of estate, tax, business and real estate planning. His extensive and comprehensive background in tax law and estate planning enables him to provide valuable expertise to his clients in planning for their futures. He is currently licensed to practice in California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Cheyne received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree and his Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego. While practicing in California he was specially licensed as a Certified Tax Specialist. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court and has represented numerous clients in administrative appeals before the Internal Revenue Service. During the 2005 Oregon Legislative session he helped draft and coordinate the successful passage of revisions to the Oregon Inheritance Tax law which help prevent an Oregon Inheritance tax being due when the first spouse passes away. He has also given professional continuing education programs on the Oregon Inheritance Tax Disconnect to lawyers and certified public accountants through the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Society of CPAs and the Lorman Group. He has given presentations on this topic to the Central Oregon Estate Planning Council, Portland Tax Forum, Springfield Eugene Tax Associates, and Willamette Estate Planning Council. He is the author of “Circumstances Dictate Decision To Go With A Will or Trust,” Portland Business Journal (March 17, 2006); “Oregon Estate Tax Warning,” OR Est Plan & Admin Sec News (Apr. 2002); “Oregon Inheritance Tax Changes - (HB3072),” In Brief (November 2003); and “New Oregon Inheritance Tax Rules Affect Estate Planning,” Elder Law Newsletter (Winter 2004). He has also written articles in The Family & Juvenile Law Newsletter and the Taxation Newsletter, publications of the Oregon State Bar. Mr. Cheyne is a member of the Portland Estate Planning Council, Wealthcounsel, and the Oregon State Bar Taxation and Estate Administration sections. In addition to providing quality legal assistance, Mr. Cheyne maintains a prominent position in the community. He currently serves on the Endowment Committee for the American Rhododendron Society. He is the Past President of the Tualatin Valley Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and has served as a member of the procurement committee of OMSI. While in California he served on the board of managers of the Palomar YMCA and was the chairman of the board of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Cheyne is married with 2 grown children. He and his wife enjoy their home in the wine country, traveling, music, woodworking, landscaping, and their three dogs and four cats.