Planning made easier

Estate Planning Attorney Maria Schmidlkofer will help you learn how you can avoid common mistakes made in wills and trusts. Our no-cost sessions will help uncover hidden pitfalls that can be costly and time-consuming for your loved ones.


Join us!

Building Your Legacy

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • 11:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
  • 626 High St NE, Salem
  • Please RSVP here by Thursday, January 18th or send an email to to secure your seat.
  • Call 503.399.5148 for questions.

This two-session event will begin with an Estate Planning Seminar provided by Maria Schmidlkofer followed by a Philanthropic Workshop led by Brenna Baucum, CFP®, CTS™. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Client Testimonials

"Maria's presentation was great. Her sense of humor
made it easier to digest the content! – Stephanie

"Excellent advice explained in understandable terms. They take care of every detail. I felt like we made a good friend as well as secured an excellent lawyer to secure our estate for our family." – Katrina

"Maria guided us through a fairly complex estate planning effort. We were impressed with her expertise and experience. She was thorough yet careful not to hurry us as we established goals in estate planning and explored alternate ways to meet those goals. We would recommend her highly for others concerned with similar needs." – Fred

"Maria was generous with her time in getting to know us in order to personally design our trust. We felt very well taken care of and know that she is here for us and our family as needed." – Jeanne

Meet Maria

Maria has been practicing in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration since 2007. Maria’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, charitable planning, business and farm succession, guardianships, conservatorships, probate and trust administration.

Maria works with clients to develop custom estate plans based on individual goals and values.

Maria currently serves on several local boards, including the Chemeketa Community College Foundation Board of Directors. She frequently provides seminars on various aspects of tax, estate and legacy planning for Chemeketa Foundation donors that are free of charge.

Maria owned her own law practice, Willamette Valley Estate Planning & Probate, LLC, for the three years prior to joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. As a native Oregonian, Maria loves the outdoors, especially spending time with her husband and two sons in the mountains of eastern Oregon.

Read more about Maria here.

Maria Schmidlkofer graduated from
Willamette University College of Law achieving her Juris Doctor degree‎, magna cum laude in 2007.

Chemeketa Community College Foundation

4000 Lancaster DR NE

PO Box 14007

Salem, Oregon 97309

503.399.5148  |  503.365.4747