About Dawn Weinberger

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Dawn Weinberger is a Portland-based freelance writer who has contributed to Glamour, The Oregonian, the Portland Business Journal, and many others. She currently writes about health, business, style and personal finance for several publications. Dawn has a bachelor's degree in journalism and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Articles written by Dawn Weinberger

Estate Planning in Oregon

Privacy, taxation and preparation considerations everyone should think about

Estate planning may sound like a process for the wealthy, says Carolyn W. Miller, a Portland-based estate planning attorney, but it’s something everyone should consider. “If they die without a [plan], the default is their estate will be distributed according to state statutes,” says Miller, the Oregon state chair for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Picture loved ones in the middle of the grieving process dealing with: Courts Unexpected expenses Difficult family dynamics …

A Good Move

Lynn Nakamoto fights for Oregonians' civil rights       

Twenty-one years ago, Lynn Nakamoto moved to Oregon without a job. Today, she's managing partner at the prestigious Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf in downtown Portland. After coming to the Pacific Northwest with her partner, who had lined up a medical residency at an Oregon hospital, it didn't take long for Nakamoto—who had worked for Bronx Legal Services in New York—to secure a job with Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service. Since 1989 she has worked at her current firm, where her …

Home Runner

Portland attorney Darius Hartwell puts family first       

For Darius Hartwell, major league baseball is more than entertainment. It's inspiration. "No matter what a person does as an occupation, there are lessons to be learned from the captain of the New York Yankees," says the Portland attorney, referring to nine-time All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter, who joined the Yankees in 1995. Jeter, he says, optimizes "grace under pressure, mental focus and leadership"—qualities Hartwell strives to imitate. And even though Hartwell, 37, hasn't been practicing …

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