About Me

Location: 10655 NE 4th, Street, Suite 801, Bellevue, Washington 98004
Phone: (425) 454-2344
Fax: (425) 646-8889
Email: Email Me
Sara Berkenwald is an attorney with the Bellevue firm of Jeppesen Gray Sakai, where she specializes in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, taxation and charitable giving.  Sara received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington (with Honors), her law degree and master’s in Business Administration from Seattle University School of Law (JD/MBA) and her LL.M (Taxation) from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to joining JGS, Sara practiced as an associate with the law firm of Isenhour Bleck, PLLC in the areas of elder law and special needs trust planning. Sara serves on the Cardozo Society of Washington State Advisory Board and the Kline Galland Home Health and Hospice Professional Advisory Board. She and her husband have two young children.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Charitable Giving

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law and Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. / M.B.A – 2009
    • Cum laude
  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • LL.M. Taxation
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. History – 2003
    • With Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Women’s Philanthropic Investment Group of Seattle Board Meeting – Common Estate Planning Documents , 2015 – Present
  • University of Washington School of Law – Elder Law Course – Elder Law Attorney Practice , 2015 – Present
  • DSHS Region II Financial Case Workers Common Estate Planning Documents , 2014 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Isenhour Bleck, Associate, 2012 – 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Mercer Island Library Board, Appointed 2017 – 2018 Term
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State Advisory Board , 2009 – Present
  • The Kline Galland Home Health and Hospice Professional Advisory , 2015 – Present

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