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 […]
Poppy joined the firm in November of 2021 and is the legal assistant to Michael Licurse and Anne Koch. Poppy received her Associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Clark College in 2011. When not working Poppy enjoys brunching with friends and writing.
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.
Noam Amir-Brownstein is an experienced litigator, handling cases in a variety of civil matters including contractual and property disputes. He has represented businesses in formation, corporate governance, trademark protection and mergers and acquisitions. Noam is well-versed in Condominium and Homeowners Association law, having represented numerous associations as general counsel and in litigation. Noam further gained […]
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.
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
Helen Rives Pruitt – Retired
A member of Wyse Kadish from 1995 through her retirement in 2016, Helen’s practice focused on estate planning, family business planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships and conservatorships.
Helen chose to be an estate planner because she enjoys helping clients create solutions to preserve their wealth for the benefit of their families by minimizing the tax and administrative costs of transitioning their assets during lifetime and at death. Practicing in an area that will affect us all at some point, she sees her role as that of lawyer, counselor and support person. She works with clients to understand their goals and analyze their current circumstances to assist them in making informed choices benefitting themselves and their families’ welfare. She works closely with each client to develop a plan specifically tailored to client’s lifetime needs and goals, including planning for the possibility of incapacity, making lifetime gifts to family and charity, and transitioning the client’s estate at death with an eye on optimal tax planning and efficient administration.
Helen is a 2010 and 2011 Oregon Super Lawyer, is included in the 2011 Best Lawyers in America list. Helen has also been recognized as a 2012, 2013, and 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager for her work in estate planning. Five Star Professional which creates this program starts with a field of 575 estate planning attorneys in Portland, and narrows it down to 19 selections. This is the third year in a row that both Helen and Josh have been recognized by Five Star Professionals.
Areas of law practiced: Business and Corporate Transactions, Trusts & Estates
David I. Bean
David has focused almost exclusively on family law since he began practicing law in Oregon in 2001. His experience lends itself to assisting clients with a variety of issues. David joined the firm as an associate in 2004, and became a partner in 2008.
As a lawyer, as in life, David’s goal is to leave people better off than he found them. While legal matters can be taxing, David’s awareness of his clients’ needs and his ability to communicate serve his clients well.
Area of law practiced: Family Law
Amy E. Bilyeu
Amy graduated from the University Of Oregon School Of Law and holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University Of Washington School Of Law. She has been practicing law since 2001 and is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington. Amy’s practice emphasizes estate planning and administration for small and large taxable estates, as well as business succession planning, income and gift tax planning, charitable planning and estate planning for non-citizens.
Area of law practiced: Trusts & Estates
Michele’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, probate and trust administration, and family business planning. Michele enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them complete their estate planning goals. She works with clients whose estates range from modest to high net worth. When appropriate, Michele assists clients in putting together a plan that minimizes the impact of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Michele also advises personal representatives and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts.
Prior to joining Wyse Kadish, Michele practiced with the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland, Oregon.
Area of law practiced: Trusts & Estates
Patrick T. Foran
Pat advocates for individuals and businesses by providing practical solutions with powerful results. Known for being determined, he develops creative, client-centered solutions as a counselor and litigator in the areas of condominium and homeowner association law, business litigation, family law, education law, and collection law.
Areas of law practiced: Condominium and Homeowner Association Law, Creditor and Collection Law, Business and Civil Litigation, Family Law, Education Law, Real Estate Law
Chelsea grew up in NE Portland and moved to Bend, Oregon in high school. After graduating from Redmond High School, she attended the University of Oregon where she earned her BA in Political Science and Spanish. Immediately after graduating, Chelsea went into the Peace Corps where she was an education volunteer in Mozambique, Africa for […]