Michael Sterner
Attorney at Law
Admitted to practice in Oregon; US District Court (Ore.); and US Tax Court
(503) 388-9109

Se habla español. 

  • Wills, Trusts, Estates
  • Taxation, including International
  • Small Business Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy





Michael Sterner holds a J.D. from the University of Washington Law School.  He has been in private practice since 2010.  He served as an attorney at the Internal Revenue Service.  Prior to entering the practice of law he worked as a forester and natural resources consultant for almost ten years.  Mr. Sterner has worked on American Indian natural resources issues from 2001 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2013 as part of the Indian Forest Management Assessment Team (IFMAT).  He holds a Master of Forestry degree from Yale University.  After college, Mr. Sterner served for three years in the Peace Corps in West Africa. 

Professional Memberships:

§ Oregon State Bar Association

§ Society of American Foresters, (Chair (2004-06),  International Forestry Working Group)

Volunteer Activities:

§ Legal Aid Services of Oregon, pro bono legal representation
§ United Way of King County, volunteer income tax preparer
§ Woodstock (S.E. Portland) Farmers Market
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