Diane C. Kerns

Of Counsel

Diane Kerns
Areas of Practice
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Entity Formation

Diane Kerns graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University, B.A., and from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D. She has been practicing law in Portland, Oregon for over 40 years, and specializes in estate planning; corporate, partnership and individual tax planning; and the formation of business entities.

With her considerable experience in tax planning, Mrs. Kerns frequently provides expert consultation and advice on a number of selected tax issues: business succession planning, business transactions, estate planning and domestic and international business planning.

Diane Kerns, Of Counsel

Mrs. Kerns is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Washington. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar (Member, Sections on: Taxation; Estate Planning and Administration; Business Law); Multnomah County and Washington State Bar Associations; Estate Planning Council of Portland.

Phi Beta Kappa Member


“Mergers and Consolidations: The A Reorganization,” Advising Oregon Businesses (Ore. State Bar CLE, 1979, 1989, 1994)

“Tax Aspects of Intellectual Property,” Advising Oregon Businesses (Ore. State Bar CLE)

“Income Tax Consequences of Incorporation,” Advising Oregon Businesses 1989 (Ore. State Bar CLE, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2006).