Sarah Smyth McIntosh
is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon. In 1986 she established the firm that has evolved into Smyth McIntosh in Olympia, Washington, and its branch office, Law Manzanita, in Manzanita, Oregon.
Practice Emphasis. The firm’s practice emphasis is on real estate, land use, banking, corporate, business, and environmental and natural resource law with a special practice emphasis on estate planning for family business succession planning and estate tax. The firm's practice includes a significant amount of estate planning for family businesses and individuals in both Olympia and Manzanita locations in conjunction with the business, real estate, and land use areas of practice.
Business Experience. Ms. Smyth McIntosh also has extensive business experience, as a leading developer of industrial waterfront properties into mixed-use projects in the historic West Bay area of Olympia. Having seen both sides – borrower from a regional bank, legal counsel for a community bank – Sarah is particularly skilled at understanding and meeting the banking, property, and related needs of her clients. Sarah has represented a variety of Washington businesses in the Puget Sound area, including two major forest products industries, Delson Lumber and Hardel Mutual Plywood Corporation.
Real Estate Development Experience. The firm also has been active in the development of every major land use plan and regulation that affects urban waterfront revitalization in Olympia’s Budd Inlet.
Estate Planning Experience for Family Business Succession and Tax Planning. The firm has been active in the area of estate tax planning for family business succession planning for years and the business and tax implications of transitioning a family business from one generation to another. Ms. McIntosh has advised individuals how to navigate difficult family decisions around estate planning with an emphasis on high-quality personalized service at more affordable rates.
Oregon Branch Office. In Oregon, Sarah provides counsel to members of the business and real estate community in Manzanita and North Tillamook County, in addition to addressing the estate planning needs for those who have retired to the area.