BLJ Law Bend Oregon

Professional Experience

Melissa Lande focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law, trust administration and probate.  Melissa provides comprehensive estate plans that allow clients to provide for their care and asset management during their lifetime and minimize adverse tax consequences at their death. She advises clients on the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives, Powers of Attorney and other necessary estate planning documents.  She also helps clients achieve their goals through elder law, planning for long term care, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection, guardianships, conservatorships, trust administration and probate.

Melissa joined Bryant Lovlien & Jarvis in 1996.  She was previously a Deputy District Attorney for Deschutes County in Bend from 1991 to 1996 prosecuting sexual abuse and other criminal cases.


Professional & Community Activities

Oregon State Bar Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections
Member


Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Melissa publishes articles on estate planning and elder law in The Bulletin’s bi-monthly Ageless magazine.  In addition, she has published articles on dissolution and estate planning in the Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section newsletter, and on the Family Abuse Protection Act and Restraining Orders in the Oregon State Bar Family Law Division newsletter.


PRESENTATIONS

Melissa teaches classes on estate planning and elder law for Central Oregon Community College.  She recently presented at Whispering Winds Retirement community and at the Parkinson's Caregiver Seminar.


Honors / Awards

Melissa is a past Executive Committee member of the Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section.


Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1991

New York University, B.A. 1988


Personal

Melissa and her husband, Mark, have a son, Griffin, and a daughter, Lila.

 

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