Scott C. Wyse – Retired

Scott Wyse began practicing law with Roger Meyer in 1974.  In 1985 they formed a new partnership named Meyer & Wyse which subsequently became a limited liability partnership.  In 2010, after Roger’s retirement, the firm’s name was changed to Wyse Kadish LLP.  During his years of practice, Scott has practiced in a wide variety of areas, but in recent years has focused primarily on real estate, business matters, and architectural and construction law.

Scott was named to the 2011 Best Lawyers in America list

Scott enjoys working with his clients to help them find creative and practical solutions to their legal problems so that their businesses and real estate investments will prosper. He particularly enjoys the opportunity his practice provides him to get to know many of the citizens in the community in which he was raised.

When not working, Scott enjoys swimming, cycling, wind surfing, hiking, skiing, gardening, music, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.

Areas of law practiced: Architectural & Construction Law, Business and Corporate Transactions, Homeowners Associations (HOA) Law, Real Estate

Meagan E. Robbins

Meagan began her family law training as an extern at the St. Andrew Legal Clinic assisting moderate-means clients. Her passion for and dedication to helping people navigate emotionally challenging life changes is reflected in her professional and volunteer work. Meagan’s family law practice focuses on a variety of matters, primarily complex divorces, prenuptial agreements, and collaborative divorce. She also has extensive experience representing clients in divorce litigation, legal separations, paternity actions, post-divorce modifications and other litigation including enforcement actions.  In her spare time, Meagan enjoys running, yoga, travel, and spending time with her two children and crazy German Shepherd.

Area of law practiced: Family Law

Kit L. Taylor

Kit Taylor

Kit has been helping people design their estate plans and administer estates since 2017. Prior to joining Wyse Kadish, she practiced with Pariani Villella LLC in King City, Oregon. Before entering law school, Kit worked in fundraising for several nonprofit organizations in California, New York, and Oregon.

Area of law practiced: Trusts & Estates

Maxine Tuan

Upon passing the bar, Maxine began her legal career as a Staff Attorney at St. Andrew Legal Clinic. At that position, Maxine successfully litigated and represented clients in all areas of family law including: dissolutions, modifications, domestic partnership cases, restraining order cases, and third-party custody cases. Maxine understands that family law attorneys truly define the word “counselor” and seeks to represent each of her clients with compassion and dedication. While not working or volunteering, Maxine enjoys cooking and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on camping and backpacking excursions.

Area of law practiced Family Law

Kori A. Walton

Kori’s practice focuses on wills and trusts, and probate and trust administration.  She helps clients understand probate and trust administration so they can make informed decisions about their estate planning options. She also helps trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries understand and navigate the estate administration process. 

Area of law practiced: Trusts & Estates

Mindy A.

Probate Assistant
Mindy joined the firm in March 2019 and is a recent graduate of the paralegal program at Portland Community College. Outside of work she volunteers advocating for tenant’s rights. In her spare time she likes to do archery, cook, and spend time with her cat who she lovingly named Potato.

James C. Cavanaugh – Retired

Jim, now retired, graduated from Kansas State University, Washburn School of Law with honors, holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University, and is also a CPA. He practiced law since 1988, and concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, including business succession planning, estate and trust administration, income, estate and gift tax planning, and the establishment of charitable organizations.

Trisa K.

Trisa joined Wyse Kadish in 2017. She is the firm’s bookkeeper and communicates often with the firm’s numerous clients. Any and all comments, questions, and issues regarding bill payments can be directed to her.

Elaine K.

Elaine has 35 years of experience in the legal field and has been a paralegal to Amy Bilyeu in the area of estate and trust administration for over 15 years. Elaine grew up in both Iowa and Oregon. She has an Associate’s degree in Agricultural Banking and Finance from Western Iowa Tech and a […]

Jonathan A. Levy – Retired

Jonathan’s practice focuses on estate planning and administration for taxable and nontaxable estates, trust administration, trust and estate disputes, charitable and nonprofit law, disability planning and elder law. 
Before joining Wyse Kadish, Jonathan practiced with the law firm of Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu LLP in Portland, Oregon.  He spent five years before that as in-house counsel with U.S. Bank’s trust department.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing harmonica in the bar band,  pleasure reading, hiking, biking, and writing parody songs. 
Areas of law practiced: Trusts & Estates

Lizet P.

Legal Assistant
Lizet joined the firm in July 2018 with Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu LLP with over six years experience in the legal field. She is the legal assistant to Kori Walton and Kit Taylor in the estate planning and administration department. Lizet began her legal career as a legal assistant in the field of immigration […]

Polly L.

Legal Assistant
Polly comes to us  with Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu LLP with 15 years of experience a legal assistant. Polly is the legal assistant to Amy Bilyeu. Polly grew up in England and moved to California in 7th grade.  After graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development in 1998, Polly […]