About Us

  • Why Choose Us

    We are all branches of a family tree.

    Today, more than ever, planning one’s affairs may involve three or more generations of several family trees. Parents, children, stepchildren, grandchildren and life partners are often part of the planning.

    Our approach to estate planning and elder law is to help generations work together without conflict. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our practice, from simple wills or living trusts to more complex matters like probate or Medicaid planning.

    We are an estate planning and elder law firm that has been practicing law for over 35 years and are one of the most experienced elder law and estate planning firms in Portland, Oregon.

    Our capable, friendly staff is committed to guiding you through each step of your planning – from your first call to our last contact after our work is done.

    Our attorneys will listen carefully to your concerns, answer your questions thoroughly, and will present the best solutions that help you reach your goals. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients.

    For more information about what we do – we’ve even written a detailed Estate Planning and Elder Law Guide. This Free Guide covers many of the Legal and Financial issues that families must cope with – and it will answer many of your questions as well.

    For instance, the guide details:

    • What Decisions You Will Face Regarding Your Finances and Healthcare
    • How to Make Sure Your Money and Possessions Go Where You Want
    • What You Must Do To Avoid the High Costs and Delays of Probate
    • Six Ways To Reduce or Eliminate Estate Taxes
    • How To Plan For Long Term Health and Medical Care

    Just click here and we can mail or email the Guide to you very soon.

    If you are needing assistance with an Estate Planning or Elder Law matter, please don’t hesitate to call us at (503) 245-0894
  • History


    In 1984, Tim Nay was offered an exciting opportunity when he was asked to join the Family Support Project of the Neurological Sciences Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Center had recently received a grant from Fred Meyer Corporation, and one of its goals was to develop the concept of Elder Law in the Northwest and beyond.

    As a result, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) was formed. Tim was a founding member and its first president.

    Tim continued his quest to assist seniors with their legal issues, and today, Nay & Friedenberg is one of the most highly regarded firms in the field of Elder Law in the United States.

    As we worked with elders, it soon became clear that decisions made earlier in life profoundly affect the way things played out over the years. We have gradually expanded our areas of expertise, so that today Nay & Friedenberg is prepared to help people at all stages of life and in all kinds of relationships plan for their futures.

    If you are needing assistance with an Estate Planning or Elder Law matter, please don’t hesitate to call us at (503) 245-0894
  • How are we different?

    How are we different?

    The difference is personalized service. For example, many attorneys offer living trusts as a planning option, but not many law offices go as far as to actually handle the transfer of assets into the trust. Transfers are a critical and essential component of setting up a living trust. Nay & Friedenberg has a full time staff member specifically trained to transfer assets in a timely and efficient manner. The overall process time is kept to a minimum, and you avoid the complications of relying on numerous financial entities to correctly transfer your assets to your trust. We go the extra mile when setting up a living trust for our clients.

    Because of our personalized service and willingness to go the extra mile, our clients feel like part of our family. We are now seeing the children and grandchildren of those families we saw back in the early 80’s. Because of our longevity in Elder Law, we have a distinct advantage of knowing the family history of many of our clients.

    We were there at the advent of Elder Law and we remain focused on this area of specialty today. Our goal is to serve you, your children and grandchildren in the generations to come. Planning for your family tree.

    If you are needing assistance with an Estate Planning or Elder Law matter, please don’t hesitate to call us at (503) 245-0894