Annie N. Arbenz

Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC // Orbit Wills

Annie has a busy trusts & estates practice in Tacoma, WA, in which she assists people plan the disposition of their estate while reducing various end-of-life tax burdens and advising executors, trustees, and beneficiaries about their rights and responsibilities. Annie’s practice also focuses on various elements of business law, specifically as they relate to succession planning and closely-held businesses in the trusts & estates context.

In 2017, Annie created a website called Orbit Wills for Washingtonians to get a complete estate plan done for a fraction of the cost and without any lawyer meetings. Orbit Wills has been gaining national attention for its innovative way of making the law – specifically, estate planning – more affordable for everyone.

Annie lectures extensively on topics related to trusts & estates, has served on various editorial boards related to these issues, has served on various charitable boards and organizations related and unrelated to the law, and has been lucky enough to win some cool awards, including the “Best Lawyer” award from South Sound Magazine and “40 Under Forty” from the South Sound Business Examiner.

Annie spends a lot of time exploring the Northwest with her two little kids, who are 4 and 5, her husband, Casey (who is also an attorney), and their German Shepherd. Annie has competed in several Ironman triathlons and is currently training to qualify for the World Championship in the Half Ironman distance.

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