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Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S.
2229 - 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200
Bellevue, Washington 98004-2936
Phone: 425.454.3374
Fax: 425.454.0087
hbld@hansonbaker.com

Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller Attorneys

Sandy Cairns

SANDY CAIRNS

Phone:  425.454.3374   
Fax:  425.454.0087                
Email: scairns@hansonbaker.com

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PRACTICE EMPHASIS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Estate Planning
               Business Succession Planning
               Gift and Tax Planning
               Guardianships
               Probate and Estate Settlement
               Wills and Trusts
  • General Business
               Entity Selection, Formation and Maintenance
               Contracts, Licenses and Agreements

 

One of the things clients like best about working with Sandy Cairns is that she is an approachable, compassionate and skilled estate planning attorney. Her thorough, educational approach helps clients make informed decisions to achieve their estate planning goals.  Using an open and engaging style, Sandy helps put her clients at ease and assists them in navigating the full spectrum of estate matters including powers of attorney and guardianship, wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, and probate and trust administration.  

 

Sandy also assists clients with business issues such as entity selection, formation and maintenance, contract drafting and review, and real estate transactions.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Estate Planning: Sandy assists clients with a wide range of estate related issues, including guardianships, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, estate settlement, gift and tax planning, and trust and estate litigation.
  • General Business: Sandy helps clients starting a new business decide which corporate form to choose – S Corp, C Corp, Partnership or LLC. She can prepare all the documents needed to get started.

EDUCATION

LL.M, University of Washington

      Taxation

J.D., Seattle University School of Law, cum laude
B.A., University of British Columbia
     Political Science

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

Young Adults Need Powers of Attorney Documents, Too (2017), Puget Sound Journal

Back to Basics with the New Matrix (Spring 2014)

Choice of Entity (2012)

Estate Planning 101 (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016) 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Seattle Estate Planning Council

East King County Estate Planning Council

Washington State Bar Association - RPPT and Taxation Sections
King County Bar Association - Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

WSBA RPPT Newsletter Editorial Board

Seattle Children's Hospital Legacy, Advisor

Washington Women in Tax

Washington Women in Need, board member
EveregreenHealth Foundaton, board member

MAMA Seattle (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association), member, past board member
Kirkland Community Advisory Board, past board member

BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS

Admitted to Washington, 2009

PERSONAL

Outside of her practice, Sandy enjoys her big goofy golden doodle and skiing and biking with her family.