Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property; Taxation; and Trust and Estate Law Sections)
  • Oregon State Bar (Member, Business Law; Estate Planning; Real Estate; and Taxation Sections)
  • Washington State Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning Section)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon, 1985
  • Oregon Board of Accountancy, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989
  • Washington, 1991


  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1985
  • B.S., Lewis & Clark College, 1982

Doug Chiapuzio

After over 20 years of practice, Doug Chiapuzio continues to enjoy his career as an attorney or as he likes to call it - problem solver. It is not unlike his old sailing days where one must adjust to the constantly changing winds, tides and conditions to navigate successfully to your destination. One needs to anticipate the changes to address not only today’s issues, but also issues likely to arise in the future. The same is true whether Doug is assisting clients on estate planning matters, probate or trust administration, business transactions, or income tax issues.

Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two things certain in life... death and taxes. Doug has added a third item to the list... tax laws will change. Over the years, Doug has witnessed many changes to the tax laws and works with clients to take advantage or avoid the pitfalls of these changes in their business or estate planning.

After graduating from Willamette University School of Law, Doug’s career began in the tax department of what is currently Deloitte & Touche. His experience and training at Deloitte greatly enhance the estate planning and income tax issues he addresses today.

These days, you are more likely to find Doug on a golf course than a sailboat, but it is still a matter of anticipating and avoiding the hazards. Doug and his wife spend time following his or her children’s activities.

Doug Chiapuzio

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