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

Courtney Wagner
Legal Document Analyst

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, 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 lounging by the pool with her son, husband, and animals.

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

Kimberly Hoffman
Legal Assistant
P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 144   F: (253) 759-8417  
E: KimberlyH@ppatpa.com