Thomas J. Sayeg

Tom, who practiced public accounting with an international accounting firm before launching his legal career, focuses his practice on business, corporate, tax law, estate planning and trust and estate administration matters.  His dual experience in accounting and business law allows him to provide clients with holistic guidance on financial, business and operational goals.  Prior to becoming an Oregonian, Tom practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in taxation, estate planning and business transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Business
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Leasing


University of Santa Clara

B.S.C.­ 1978

University of California Hasting College of the Law

J.D. 1982

New York University

LL.M. (Taxation) 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • California

Professional Activities

Tom is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration and Taxation Sections of the Oregon State Bar, serving as past chair of both Sections, and is also a member of the same sections of the California Bar.  He is an American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellow and is an author and lecturer on various business and estate planning topics.  Tom was a member of the Oregon State Bar task force that drafted Oregon’s limited liability company statute.  Tom has served on various boards including Central Oregon's St. Charles Health System from 2007-2019 and was the board chair from 2012-2014.

Off the Job

Tom was born in Fresno, California and moved in 1987 with his wife Joan after one of his classmates from NYU introduced them to Oregon.  Since then, he and his wife, Joan, and their two children have enjoyed all that Central Oregon has to offer including skiing, hiking, camping and fly fishing.  Several years ago, Tom and his son were introduced to long range target shooting and competitive pistol shooting and have never looked back.  When not at the office Tom spends time either at the local range trying to improve his marksmanship skills or with his wife and their Bernedoodle exploring Central Oregon.