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Professional Experience

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.

Professional Activities

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, the Chair of the ACTEC Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee, and a member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

Civic and Community Activities

Jeff volunteers with a variety of charitable organizations, including colleges, foundations, and land trusts.  He has served on the boards of Portland Opera Association, the Oregon Cascades Chapter of the American Red Cross, and 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 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.

Personal Activities

Jeff has been married to his wife Jan since 1979 and has two children.  He enjoys golf, traveling, thinking about learning a foreign language, thinking about learning to play the piano, and the occasional game of cards.

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