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Sara Kiviat Berkenwald - Bellevue, WA

10655 NE 4th Street Suite 801 Bellevue, WA 98004

Updated: 10/19/2021

Bellevue Estate Planning Lawyer


Sara Kiviat Berkenwald is a shareholder with the Bellevue firm of JGS, where she specializes in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, taxation and charitable giving.

Sara received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington (with Honors), her law degree and master's in Business Administration from Seattle University School of Law (JD/MBA) and her LL.M (Taxation) from the University of Washington School of Law...

About Sara Kiviat Berkenwald

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Charitable Giving


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Women's Philanthropic Investment Group of Seattle Board Meeting - Common Estate Planning Documents, 2015
  • University of Washington School of Law - Elder Law Course - Elder Law Attorney Practice, 2015
  • DSHS Region II Financial Case Workers Common Estate Planning Documents, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cardozo Society of Washington State Advisory Board, 2009 - 2017
  • The Kline Galland Home Health and Hospice Professional Advisory, 2015 - Present
  • Mercer Island Library Board (appointed position), 2018
  • Anti-Defamation League Board Member, 2018
  • Seattle Endowment and Planned Giving Committee, The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2020
  • Parks and Recreation Commission Member – City of Mercer Island, 2019-2023

Past Positions

  • Isenhour Bleck, Associate, 2012 - 2016


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2009
    Major: Taxation
  • Seattle University School of Law and Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, Washington, 2009
    J.D. / M.B.A
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2003
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: History


Published Works

  • Family Medical Leave Insurance, NWLawyer

Office Information


10655 NE 4th Street Suite 801 Bellevue, WA 98004


  • 425-646-8889

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