Dana M. Reid

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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3rd Avenue 1201
Seattle 98101 WA US

Dana Reid is a trusts and estates attorney with 20 years’ experience advising clients on all aspects of estate planning, including business succession and intergenerational planning, and gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax matters. Her work also includes charitable planning, with a focus on creating and supporting private foundations, nonprofit public charitable organizations, and charitable remainder and lead trusts.

Dana’s clients range from business owners and executives, physicians, and dentists to professional athletes, vineyard owners, commercial real estate investors, and software engineers.

Practice Highlights:

  • Advises high net worth clients on the tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, such as federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax matters, and Washington state estate tax matters, and dealing with out-of-state property, multigenerational planning, and business succession planning
  • Non-charitable and charitable gifts, including the negotiation of substantial endowment and naming gifts to charitable organizations
  • Forms nonprofit public charitable organizations and providing representation with respect to operational and governance matters
  • Forms for-profit business entities and providing advice on operational, governance and succession issues and representation in transactions

Additional Qualifications:

  • Partner, 2002-2011; Associate, 2000-2002 – Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC, Seattle

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Taxation Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section – Washington State Bar Association
  • Taxation Section; Business Law Section; Estate Planning Probate and Trust Section — Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Advisory Board of Directors, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Board of Overseers; Planned Giving Advisory Committee – Whitman College
  • Founding Director, Washington Women Lawyers Foundation


  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Washington School of Law, 1997
  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1993
  • B.A., Whitman College, 1989
    • President’s Scholarship – Outstanding Academic and Athletic Performance


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