Skye Christakos, Associate


Practice Areas

Ms. Christakos specializes in estate planning, trust and probate law, with emphasis on tax planning and administration of estates. Her practice includes preparation of revocable and irrevocable trusts, planning and preparation of federal estate and gift tax returns, charitable planning, and the utilization of corporations, partnerships, and other entities as they relate to estate and tax planning.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2003
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2010

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, State Bar of California, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member, San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Civic Organizations

  • Volunteer, Start Making a Reader Today, 2009–2011

Articles and Books

  • "Has the IRS Gone Too Far with its Alternate Valuation Date Proposed Regulations?" Lewis and Clark Law Review, Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 2011

Languages

  • French

Skye was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. She left after high school to live in Oregon and North Carolina, but has finally returned home. She lives with her husband and menagerie of pets and writes novels in her spare time.