Mr Mishkin’s Trust and Estate Litigation Practice is widely recognized as being among the most distinguished, experienced and successful practices in the field of trusts, estates and conservatorships within Oregon. Many law firms involved in trust and estate litigation assign these cases to attorneys who are fundamentally estate planners with limited or no experience handling a major contested matter in the probate courts. Other firms rely on civil litigators with little or no experience in the field of trusts and estates. Mr. Mishkin is unique, in that, he has many years of experience in the probate courts and in-depth knowledge of the substantive law and unique procedures applicable to probate and trust disputes. For that reason, he is the attorney of choice to represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the most significant disputes involving trusts, estates and conservatorships.
Mr. Mishkin combines an in-depth understanding of trust and estate law with his experience in litigation procedure and tactics, much of which is unique to trust and estate disputes. The end result is a more expert, more efficient and more responsive advocate.
Mr. Mishkin’s experience includes litigating trusts and probated disputes involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, claims for breach of duty of loyalty, environmental claims, investment claims, beneficiary disputes, contested heirship, pretermitted and adopted heirs, charitable pledge disputes, disputed creditor claims, judicial construction and modification of wills and trusts, will and trust contests, will and trust validity, capacity, undue influence, elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, partition actions, spousal right of election, wrongful death recovery, family and estate management disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, among other issues.