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T. Gary Connett
Attorney

Gary Connett has over 25 years of 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

 

Jeanne Betzendorfer
Attorney

Jeanne did her undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University, and attended Seattle University School of Law.  Jeanne is licensed to practice in both Washington and California.  Her practice includes probate, estate planning, guardianship and elder law issues, as well as transactional matters in real estate and business.

Jeanne has served on several non-profit boards, including Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society and the YMCA of Pierce County and Ventura County.

P: (253) 284-9250   F: (253) 284-9251
E:  jeanne@ppalawgroup.com

Paul Willett
Attorney

Paul is a graduate of Washington State University, receiving a BA in Finance in 1981 and an MBA in 1983.  He received a JD and an LLM in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law in 1986 and 1991, respectively.  He is a member of the Washington, Idaho and Florida State Bar Associations.

Paul's experience includes employment as the Manager of the Probate Section and the Tax Section of the Trust Group of a major regional bank, as well as Chair of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of a major Seattle law firm.  Mr. Willett is a member of the faculty of Golden Gate University's Graduate Taxation Program in Seattle and has been a lecturer at various continuing Legal Education programs sponsored by the Washington Bar Association.  He is the Co-Editor-in Chief of the Washington Bar Association's Deskbook on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.  He is a past President of the Tacoma Pierce County Estate Planning Council.

In his spare time, he actively supports his daughter who is a top athlete in basketball and was recently recognized by ESPN as an up and coming top pick for college programs and the WNBA.

P: (253) 284-9250   F: (253) 284-9251

Charlie Dent
Attorney

Charlie is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law, and he received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Charlie’s practice includes a broad range of corporate transactions with an emphasis on business formations and private finance. Charlie also advises on a broad range of transactional matters including joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and sales of business interests. Charlie also represents a variety of performing artists and nonprofit organizations including private foundations and operating public charities.

For over 25 years, Charlie has been active in serving the community and currently sits on the board of directors of Ted Brown Music Outreach, Crossfire Soccer Club, Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball and Puget Sound Honor Flight.

P: (253) 759-8354   F: (253) 759-8417
E:  charlie@ppalawgroup.com

Jeri Voyles
Paralegal

Jeri has worked in a legal assistant/paralegal capacity with attorneys since 1976.  She supports our attorneys with preparation of legal documents, court filings, and assists with the needs of our clients.

In her spare time, Jeri likes to hang out with her friends, knit, crochet, quilt, watch movies, travel and show her champion Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers at dog shows!

P: (253) 284-9250   F: (253) 284-9251

E:  jeri@ppalawgroup.com