8555 SW Apple Way | Suite 300
Portland, OR 97225
Diane C. Kerns - Of Counsel Attorney



Practice Areas

  • 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 25 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. 

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; and Oregon Women Lawyers.

  • Phi Beta Kappa Member
  • Author:
    • "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).