Samantha MacBeth


I provide a thorough approach to each client’s unique case to offer strategic and ‎compassionate expertise. ‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help individual clients with estate planning, probate, and trust administration. In addition, I advise nonprofit organizations and private foundations on general governance and tax compliance matters.

By recognizing that not every family or estate is the same, I create individually tailored estate plans for my clients by applying various estate planning vehicles such as strategic tax planning, charitable gifts, or business succession planning.

I am experienced in high net-worth estates, nonprofit organizations, start-ups, and private foundations. I also draft appropriate estate tax returns, submit applications for tax-exempt status, counsel organizations on tax compliance issues, and draft a variety of governance documents, policies, and contracts.


  • Created and developed comprehensive estate plans including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare authorization forms, and disposition of remain documents for families and individuals.
  • Assisted clients in transferring business interests and real estate properties into trusts.
  • Provided strategic advice to minimize clients’ estate tax liabilities.
  • Counseled personal representatives and trustees through probate and trust administration processes.
  • Advised nonprofits and private foundations on formation, general governance, obtaining tax-exempt status, tax compliance issues, and dissolution.


  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2016)
  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Fine Arts (2009)


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • Oregon State Bar Estate Planning & Administration Section, Member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member
  • SW Washington Estate Planning Council


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Outstanding Client Advocacy Award (2016)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Pro Bono Public Service Award (2016)
  • Animal Law Review, Associate Editor of the Year Award (2014-2015)

Additional Events

  • Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts
    Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington
    September 20, 2022
  • Dealing with Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets
    Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council
    September 13, 2022

Community Activities

  • Mercy Corps Office of General Counsel, Legal Intern (2016)
  • CARA Pro Bono Project, Legal Volunteer (2015)
  • Animal Law Review, Business Editor, Associate Editor and Volunteer Editor (2014-2016)

Outside Interests

Traveling, skiing, running, and cycling.

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