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Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt, LLP provides legal services to individuals and businesses in Oregon, Washington, and throughout the country from its base in Salem, Oregon.

SSJH is pleased to announce the addition of Melinda Leaver Roy to its team.
Melinda’s practice will focus on wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, general business, and real property.

Melinda has been assisting individuals, families, and businesses for 20 years. She brings her extensive experience working with clients on a variety of matters including estate planning, estate administration, general business, and real property to our team. Melinda works with her clients to identify their goals, dreams, and concerns. With that information in hand, she fashions and implements an approach unique to their needs.

Melinda and her family have been part of the Salem community for over 20 years. Melinda is active in her local faith community, volunteers at swim meets as a starter and stroke & turn judge, and enjoys spending time with her two Samoyeds, Malibu and Coconut.

News & Updates

January 16, 2015  Associate Attorney Position

Looking for a change? Come join our team at Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP. We are an AV-rated civil law firm with unwavering commitment to client service, community involvement and lawyers having lives. If you are a 4-7 year experienced attorney in the area of civil litigation and creditors’ rights, and share our commitment […]

April 22, 2014  Designation of a Minor as an IRA Beneficiary

Introduction Parents who have an IRA are concerned with the possibility that they will die simultaneously and the IRA will be left to their children. Another issue is that the single parent or the surviving spouse may only have minor children who would be beneficiaries of the estate. In some cases, parents or grandparents may […]

  Estate Tax Law

Estate Planning is More Complex if You Live in Oregon and Have a Large Retirement Plan For many people, the largest asset in their estate is their 401K, retirement plan or IRA. With recent changes to Federal Estate Tax Law increasing the exemption in 2014 to $5,340,000 per person, indexed for inflation, and making this […]

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