Tom Sayeg was born in Fresno, California and practiced accounting with an international accounting firm before attending law school. Tom’s tax experience as an accountant was the primary motivation for his focus on business, corporate and tax law issues while attending Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. After Hastings, Tom attended New York University for an additional year of intensive study and received an LLM in Taxation.
Prior to moving to Bend in 1987, Tom practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in taxation, estate planning and business transactions. Tom has continued providing expertise in those areas of law since his move to Bend, and has expanded his practice to include real estate transactions.
Professional and Community Activities
Tom served as the Board Chair of the St. Charles Health System from 2012 to 2014; has been a long time member of the Business and Taxation Sections of the Oregon State Bar, serving as various officers and the Chair of both of those Section’s Executive Committees; and is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Tom is also a frequent author and lecturer on various business and estate planning topics.
Education and Awards
- New York University, LLM (Taxation) (1983)
- University of California Hastings College of Law, JD (1982)
- University of Santa Clara, BSC (Accounting) (1978)
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. Tax Court