Myatt & Bell, P.C. exists because of our belief in families. We believe in building up, strengthening, preserving, and protecting families through the generations.
The incapacity of a loved one; the lack of an estate or business succession plan; the passing of a family member; a family fight over inheritance: These circumstances commonly disrupt and even destroy families, businesses, and relationships. It does not have to be that way. We are passionate about helping families navigate these challenges in ways that serve the family.
In 1960, Lewis E. Myatt started his legal practice in Beaverton, Oregon with the foresight that the farms and forest lands of Beaverton, Hillsboro, and beyond would one day be full of growth and industry. Robert P. Bell joined Mr. Myatt in 1972 as Mr. Myatt’s practice was at its largest capacity and the largest firm in Washington County. In 1975, Mr. Myatt’s practice spun off with Mr. Bell to ensure that “the interest of the client comes first”.
By 1986, the practice was known as Myatt & Bell, P.C. The firm’s estate planning emphasis of wills and trusts thrived in the Silicon Forest. As decades passed, Myatt & Bell, P.C. surfaced as a boutique business and estate succession firm, specifically servicing estate taxable families. Reflecting upon, and learning from, the rapid growth of the firm in the mid-1970s, the seeds were planted to inspire an internal culture at Myatt & Bell, P.C. to grow into a client-first, caring, team, and family atmosphere.
In March 2006, Lewis E. Myatt retired from the practice of law after 46 years of devoted service. Also in 2006, Justin R. Martin was admitted to practice law in the state of Oregon. Mr. Martin joined Myatt & Bell, P.C. in 2007, transitioning estates and businesses with Mr. Bell. Myatt & Bell, P.C. is the only firm in which Mr. Bell was ever employed. His loyalty and dedication to the client is admirable and instilled deeply in the firm’s legacy. In June 2012, passing the managing shareholder baton to Mr. Martin, Robert P. Bell retired from the practice of law after over 40 years of devoted service.
Today, the firm proudly serves many multi-generational clients, businesses, and estates. Myatt & Bell, P.C. is a team of diverse individuals, joining together to serve our clients with a high degree of excellence and customer service, each uniquely contributing to the BEST firm culture. Because of this, we strive to make your experience different—in the best way possible!
A Unique Perspective
With an estate planning legacy dating back to 1960, we have drafted thousands of wills and trusts. Based on the age of our firm, this also means that we have a lot of clients becoming incapacitated and passing away. To assist these clients, and their families, we provide services in elder law, trust administration, and/or probate work. Our experience representing our clients through these difficult times of incapacity and death makes us better estate planners because we know what works and what does not work. Today, we have transitioned estates as far as six generations. We have numerous examples of families passing wealth and legacies successfully.