Heather Kmetz, Succession Planning Attorney

Heather Kmetz

Contact Information

Sussman Shank LLP
1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205
P: (503) 243-1661 x 226
E: hkmetz@sussmanshank.com
W: www.sussmanshank.com
L: LinkedIn

Heather Kmetz joined Sussman Shank in 2004.  She is Chair of Sussman Shank’s Business Group.  An experienced tax lawyer, Heather assists individuals and businesses establish tax-efficient estate and business succession planning and serves as outside corporate counsel to many closely-held businesses.  Heather’s professional practice is focused in the following areas:


* Estate and Wealth Preservation Planning
* Business Succession Planning
* US Tax and Information Reporting for Foreign Accounts, Trusts and Entities
* Trust and Estate Administration
* Nonprofit Organizations Law
* Corporate and Partnership Law

Heather serves on the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation board of directors and conducts regional interviews for prospective students as a member of the Northwestern University Alumni Admission Council.  Heather is active in the community and actively supports many social service charities.

Heather earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and pursued a career in nonprofit development and public relations prior to receiving her law degree and a federal certificate in taxation from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.  She has authored several articles and is an active lecturer.

Heather is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington.