Law Practice:

Richard Miller is in Cosgrave’s Business Practice Group and spends most of his time in the firm’s Bend office.  Rich practices in the areas of business, real estate, and estate and trust planning and administration, and has a broad knowledge of taxation affecting all of these areas.  He also defends attorneys against estate and tax malpractice claims on behalf of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund.  Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Rich practiced both solo and as a partner in several other law firms that emphasized taxation.

Education & Bar Admissions:

Rich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Colorado College in 1973, majoring in political science.  He obtained his law degree in 1976 from Willamette University School of Law.

Rich is a member of Oregon and Washington State Bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Professional:

Rich belongs to the Oregon State Bar Sections on Taxation, Estate Planning and Administration, Business, and Real Estate and Land Use.  He is author of the chapter on the “Federal Generation-Skipping Tax” in the Oregon State Bar publication, Administering Oregon Estates, a widely-read reference source for Oregon lawyers.

Rich is a member of the Central Oregon Estate Planning Council.

Personal:

Rich is an avid reader of foreign policy, world politics, and U.S. history.   He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and Nebraska football.

Publications:

“Land Rich, Cash Poor and Taxes”
July 15, 2011 edition of The Agri-Times Northwest

“Two Ways to Plan for Death Taxes”
June 3, 2011 edition of The Agri-Times Northwest

“The Least You Should Do About Estate Planning”
March 4, 2011 edition of The Agri-Times Northwest