Jeffrey C. Thede began his legal career with Miller Nash LLP in 1979 and was with the firm until December 2007, when he left Miller Nash to form Thede Culpepper Moore Munro & Silliman LLP with four of his partners. Jeff’s practice emphasizes estate and trust planning and administration, charitable planning, and tax-exempt organizations. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.

Jeff is a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Portland, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the College’s national Charitable Planning Committee, a member of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Team of the Council on Foundations’ Committee on Community Foundations, and a member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

Jeff volunteers with a variety of charitable organizations, including colleges, foundations, and land trusts. He is a director and past president of Portland Opera Association and a director of the ACTEC Foundation. He is also a member of the planned giving advisory committees of Oregon Health & Science University Foundation and Providence Foundations — Oregon. Jeff is also a past president of Oswego Lake Country Club.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon and his law degree at Willamette University College of Law.

Jeff has been married to his wife Jan since 1979 and has two children, one of whom (Justine) is a lawyer at the firm. He enjoys golf, traveling, thinking about learning a foreign language, thinking about learning to play the piano, and the occasional game of cards.