Meet Our Legal Team

Tony Panagiotu, Attorney, CPA
President

Tony Panagiotu heads up the PPA Legal Department.  He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law and has been practicing ERISA law since 1986.  Tony is a recognized leader in the retirement law and plan design field.

P: (253) 759-8354   F: (253) 759-8417 
E: Tonyp@ppatpa.com

Gary Connett, Attorney
Trustee Services

Attorney Gary Connett has over 25 years experience providing a broad range of business, real estate, legal and personal estate planning counsel to large corporations, family businesses and individual clients.

Gary is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.  He earned his B.A. in 1973 from Ohio State University.

Gary is a frequent speaker on topics of estate and tax planning.

P: (253) 564-3154   F: (253) 759-8417  
E: gary@ppalawgroup.com

Nathan Prohaska, JD
Nathan became a member of PPA's legal team in July 2018.  He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.A. in Business and Leadership as well as an Environmental Policy Minor.  He also received his Law Degree from the University of Idaho's College of Law with an emphasis in Business Law.

Nathan loves playing and watching basketball, and he is a huge music fan.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 108   F: (253) 759-8417  
E: Nathanp@ppatpa.com


Caryl Sagers
Legal Assistant

Caryl joined the firm in 1996, and is responsible for the preparation and ongoing maintenance of the Legal Department's retirement plan documents.  During her time off, Caryl enjoys church activities, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 128   F: (253) 759-8417  
E: Caryls@ppatpa.com

Heather Maher
Legal Assistant
Heather joined the firm in 2018 and is responsible for the preparation and ongoing maintenance of the Legal Department's retirement plan documents as well as the Trustee Services client database.  She is a graduate of Seattle University.

Away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 105   F: (253) 759-8417  
E: HeatherM@ppatpa.com

Courtney Wagner
Legal Assistant

Courtney graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 and began working in the retirement plan industry that same year. Courtney joined PPA in August 2017 as a plan administrator, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a strong expertise in technical writing and review.

In her free time, Courtney likes to be home on the farm with her animals and husband, lounging by the pool and hosting parties with friends and family. She also likes to attend the occasional soccer game. Go Sounders!

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 143,  F: (253) 759-8417 
E: CourtneyW@ppatpa.com