Stephen E. Kantor

Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor LLP Attorney


111 SW 5th Avenue #3800 Portland, OR 97204 United States


Phone: (503) 226-2966 Fax: (503) 222-2937 Website:

Practice Areas

Business Law
Estate Planning/Wills
Mergers & Acquisitions
Probate & Trust

Biographical Info

Stephen E. Kantor, born Portland, Oregon, May 22, 1949; Certified 1976, Oregon; Admitted to bar 1974, Oregon. Preparatory education, University of Oregon (B.S., 1971), Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society; Legal education, Northwestern School of Law (J.D., 1974). Member: American Bar Association (Section on Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, and Section of Taxation), Oregon State Bar [OSB] (Past Treasurer and Chair, Executive Committee of Section on Estate Planning & Administration; Past Chair, OSB Joint CPA Committee, Title Insurance Subcommittee of Real Estate and Land Use Section; Member of Sections on Real Estate & Land Use, Taxation, OSB Estate Planning Legislative Subcommittee, Oregon Probate Systems Manual Planning Committee, OSB Administering Trusts in Oregon CLE Editorial Committee; Lawyer to Lawyer Program), 1976-present; Recipient, OSB President’s Award, 1994; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, (Joint Oregon State Bar Committee, Past Vice Chair of Estate & Gift Tax Committee, member CPE Committee), 1974-present; Recipient, OSCPA Speaker of the Year, 1994; International Association of Financial Planners, 1985-present, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1993-present. Au¬thor/Lecturer: “Taxes and Tax Planning,” 1985, Oregon Probate Systems Manual, 1987, “Tax Considerations in Administering the Basic Estate”, 1995, Oregon State Bar CLE; “Apportionment of Estate Taxes” Planning the Taxable Estate, 1986; “Income Taxes,” “Valuation,” Administering the Taxable Estate, 1988; “Planning the Representation of the Elderly Client,” Elder Law, 1989; “The Simple Will,” Basic Estate Planning, 1990; “Valuation of Assets,” Administering the Taxable Estate, 1991; “Introduction to Trust Administration,” Using Trusts in Estate Planning, 1991, 1992; Planning for the Typical Family, 1992; Oregon Legislation, 1992; “Estate Tax Apportionment,” Planning for the Taxable Estate, 1993; Basic Estate Planning, 1994; Administering the Taxable Estate, 1994; “Estate and Income Tax Advantages of Charitable Trusts and Related Charitable Gifts,” 1991 Northwest Tax Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia; Taxation of Trusts, 1995; Administering Estates, 1995; Estate Planning, 1997; Wills, 1997; “Estate Tax Apportionment,” 1995 Northwest Tax Institute, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; Author and Editor, “Using Trusts in Oregon,” OSB Publication, 1996; “The Ten Worst Estate Planning Ideas”, Northwest Tax Institute, 2001, Scottsdale, Arizona; Estate Planning Conference, 2002; “Administering the Basic Estate,” OSB CLE (2002); “Estate Administrations,” OSB CLE (2003); “The New Oregon Inheritance Tax,” 2005 Estate Planning Counsel Annual Seminar; “Advanced Estate Planning,” 2005 Northwest Tax Institute, La Jolla, CA.;  “A Potpourri of Estate Planning Ideas,” 2007 NW Tax Institute, Maui, HI.; “Hot Topics,” 2009 OSCPA Estate Planning Conference; “The Crossroads of Estate Planning and Dissolution Law,” OSB CLA (2009); “The Worst Estate Planning Ideas,” American Physical Society (2010); “Tax Planning in 2010,” OSCPA Estate Planning Conference; “Estate Planning,” OSCPA (2010).