Gevurtz Menashe

PDX 503.227.1515
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John  J. Christianson

John J. Christianson

John has a superb talent of instantly connecting with people. Both personally and professionally, building great relationships has always been the cornerstone of his success. As a rising star among estate planning attorneys in Portland, John enjoys helping clients protect what is important to them—their families and their estates. With a keen background in consulting on business-focused cases, he approaches each client’s unique situation ensuring their assets are distributed in accordance with their wishes and in a tax-efficient manner. John takes great pride in the fact that he gets to support clients through significant stages of their lives: marriage, children, retirement and even the death of loved ones. Giving his clients a peace of mind and sense of relief is something John values daily. 

When he’s not working, John enjoys cooking, exploring Portland and entertaining his family and friends. It’s been noted that if it were not for his love of being an attorney, John might have pursued architecture. In fact, renovating his NE Portland home has become a new favorite hobby.

(503) 227-1515

(360) 823-0410

"Connecting with people and helping them solve problems is absolutely one of my greatest strengths."


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Georgetown University, 2003
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Oregon School of Law, 2006


  • "5 Things to Know before Setting up an Irrevocable Family Trust", Gevurtz Menashe Blog, January 2015
  • "Ten Questions to Consider before Marrying", PQ Monthly, August 2014
  • "Estate Planning in Turbulent Times: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section Newsletter, April 2009



  • Cedar Sinai Park, Board Member
  • Blanchet House of Hospitality, Board Member


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • 20 Under 40 Rising Business Stars, Eugene Register Guard, 2009

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