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"Working with Len has been one of the most rewarding experiences in our estate planning. He demonstrates a high level of professionalism, thoughtfulness, and understanding. He also makes you feel very comfortable through the whole process and makes sure that you know exactly what the best options are for your family. Both my husband and I feel very fortunate to have found Len and look forward to working with him in the years to come! His staff is also very welcoming, and a pleasure to work with."
           Elena Z.

“He Knows, He Communicates, and He Cares.  I switched to Len from the Seattle lawyer who prepared my past will, and the difference was clearly (2x) in favor of Len. He knows estate law, is a clear communicator of your options and their consequences, and equally important, he exemplifies the sales adage: "People don't care about how much you know until they know you care about them." You can't do better!”


 “We engaged with Leonard Hagen to prepare estate planning documents, including Wills, Testamentary Trusts, and power of attorney. Len was really great to work with. We had been putting off preparing these documents for years because of all of the complex issues that are involved. Len broke everything down into very easy to understand pieces and walked us through the process step by step. We are so glad we worked with him and recommend him for estate planning services.”

“I highly recommend attorney Len Hagen for estate planning services. My husband and I just finished working with him to create our estate plan. I am very pleased with every aspect of our experience, beginning with the initial meeting to his delivery of our completed estate plan documents. He was very congenial to work with, very knowledgeable of estate law, thorough, and exceptionally well organized. All in all, this experience with Len Hagen at Sound Estate Planning far exceeded my highest expectations.”
         Ann F.
“My husband and I needed to update our wills. We selected Len Hagen at Sound Estate Planning. The total experience exceeded our expectations. He was local, extremely solicitous about our wishes, clear about costs, was articulate about explaining legalese, and was very organized. He invited us to include our beneficiaries in the final delivery of the updated wills, which was very beneficial to us!  We feel very protected and comfortable about our estate plans. We will and have recommended his service highly.  Thank you, Len!”
         Erma S.
“Len did such a great job of assessing our situation and explaining his recommendations. He helped us feel confident in our decisions.  He was incredibly efficient with the process.  At the end of the process, he was very thorough about explaining what we would need to do with our insurance policies, investment accounts, retirement plans, etc. providing exact language for each scenario. We took advantage of the annual maintenance plan as we know our situation will change regularly in the coming years as our kids grow older and move out of the house. Really great experience all together. Thanks Len!”
          Jody M.
“It was a true pleasure working with Len to update and restate our Family Trust.  He was extremely competent, thorough, considerate, professional, and helpful throughout the whole process.  He explains options and consideration very well and we'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to begin or update their estate planning.”
          Randy K.
“Len is a true class act. He prepared a will for our family, which included some estate planning. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and best of all, he was very friendly and able to relay all the complex legal terms so that they were easily understandable. As an experienced tax accountant, Len is the best estate planner in the Greater Seattle Area that I've run into. A true 5 out of 5 stars.”
         Kevin C.
“We had initially been looking to update our will as our circumstances have changed since we originally put it together 9 years prior.  My wife found Les researching local service providers and after filling out his questionnaire, we met with him in-person.  We found him to be extremely knowledgeable and personable.  We ended up revising our overall Estate Planning Portfolio and now feel we're at a much better place for each other, and our kids, in the long-term future and barring any potential unforeseen circumstances.  I would highly recommend Les to anyone looking for estate planning services.”
            Rennil C.
“We met with Leonard on three separate occasions to update our Will and set up A trust. We had the most excellent service from Leonard. He is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He walked us through everything and was very patient and answered all questions.  When we sat down with him to receive our completed portfolio, we were very impressed with how professional the paperwork was put together and how he walked through every section.  When we left we both commented how we have such a sense of relief and are so happy that we did this for ourselves and for our son.  We definitely recommend Leonard. We are set up with him on a yearly basis for him to check in on us. It is very comforting to know that he is going to be there for us.”
            Kim N.
“We hadn't revised our wills for decades, since our now-grown children were small, so we bit the bullet and made an appointment with Len Hagen, based on stellar Yelp reviews. We're so glad we did!  Len is extremely knowledgeable and helped us understand how best to revise our estate planning documents based on our changed circumstances and Washington state laws.  He helped us through every step of the process, and provided us with lots of helpful tools and documents, both hard copies and access to on-line tools.  Some service providers seem to watch the clock and get impatient with lots of questions--Len was just the opposite!  He made us feel smart for asking lots of questions.  Len clearly enjoys what he does, and even though estate planning isn't one of the things you wake up in the morning eager to take care of--it was truly a pleasure to work with Len.  We can't recommend him enough.”
            Linda C.
“Thorough, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, offers good advice.
Len is the best.”
            Ted H.
“Len is fabulous! We completed our Estate planning with him and have nothing but positive things to say about the experience. He is very organized, thorough, and knowledgeable. He walked us through the whole process allowing us to ask questions along the way. When we wanted to adjust our plan slightly against "the norm" he worked with us to find the best option that fit our needs. He has phenomenal follow through and provided us with action steps after each meeting. When our Will was complete we walked out with a portfolio and an action plan for updating our beneficiaries with the estate information (insurance & 401K) and to get a security deposit box. He covered ALL aspects of Estate Planning. Thank you Len! I would highly recommend planning your estate with Len.”
            Natalie S.
“Mr. Hagen is very knowledgeable in the area of estate planning. He is able to address concerns and questions in a clear and concise manner. He is very thorough in his work and takes care of your needs in a timely manner.”
            Bill D.
“After close to 10 years of procrastination, we finally sat down with Leonard to get our "affairs" in order.

We settled on Sound Estate Planning after consulting with a handful of other elder-care attorneys and estate planners. Leonard's approach, from start to finish, was careful, thorough and understandable.

After an initial consultation and completion of a profile questionnaire, a short meeting allowed us to get questions asked and answered.  

We particularly appreciated his willingness to explain how individual documents could be structured differently. He took care to detail how each approach could result in benefit or harm to our situation, while maintaining the flexibility we desired.

We welcomed his suggestions for some additional documentation which added to our protection without additional cost.  We found Len's process and explanations to be both comforting and educational without being overly simplistic.

We're glad to have found Sound Estate Planning and are happy to recommend Len without reservation!”
            Craig W.
“I can't recommend Len enough. He helped my husband and I update a seriously outdated will. He was very thorough, going over all of our options. He made sure that we understood everything and was upfront about the cost (which was very reasonable). We now have a solid estate plan. A large weight is now off my shoulders.”
            Ann J.
“Len's attention to detail and willingness to customize a plan that we needed was wonderful. Thanks for helping us get this completed!”
            Barbara S.
“I was very pleased with the services provided.  Len explained everything so we understood exactly what we did and will do in the future.  I recommend him highly.”
            Nick S.
“We held off on estate planning for many years until we found Len Hagen. As an ex coworker as well as my ex boss, I knew we were in good hands.  Len gave us all of the expert advice we needed to move forward with our planning in a very thoughtful, professional, and most importantly, knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Sound Estate Planning and Len Hagen.”
            Sharon B.
“While searching for assistance in updating not only our trust from CA to WA, but in years as well, I found a review on Yelp that led us to Len and Sound Estate Planning. The process was amazingly easy and unbelievably thorough - add to that Len's personality - a complete win/win. As another reviewer has commented, we have a 'modern' family as well. I finally feel that all is in place, as it should be. Thank you, Len, for guiding us through the process.”
            Susan L.
“Len provided great advice as we finally did our estate plan. Great to work with at a fair cost. He will receive any of our future estate planning needs.”
            Robb S.
“We were very happy with the thorough job Len did creating our revocable living trust.  After putting this off for years, we finally took the important step of having our wishes put down on paper and legalized. Len did a wonderful job of explaining the various options we had and helping us choose the right solution for us.  We highly recommend him.”
            Peggy D.
“Leonard has done an excellent job with our family estate planning.  He is organized, calm and certainly service oriented.  We all feel we are in good hands.  I will recommend him to our clients moving forward.”
            Brooke B.

“As recent transplants to Washington after a multitude of corporate career moves, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have met Len when we needed to completely update our family trust.  He's a great listener with a solid understanding of his subject matter, a thoroughly pleasant personality and he produced a meticulous and highly professional final product. He presented all our options in a very clear manner, guided us through the various options that worked best for our family and we now have a great binder containing all our important information in one place.  Thank you Len.”

            Tony G.
“We just want to let others know what a blessing it was to work with Len. He has a calm personality and he is very knowledgeable in his field. This was the first time when consulting with a lawyer that we felt sure of what we were doing. That was because Len explained everything we needed to know thoroughly and showed us diagrams that accompanied what we
were wanting to accomplish. Would recommend his business to anyone.”
            Chuck and Rose C.
“Len is fantastic! You should be honored and feel fortunate to have found him.   He recently walked myself and my parents through separate but similar estate plans and now we have the confidence going forward that upon our passing, our financial affairs will be easily handled for the betterment of our remaining family.   Len's calm demeanor and genuine personality make the subject matter of finances after death seem not so grim to discuss.   It's important work and Len handles it perfectly.  Thank you Sir!”

            Travis C.
“Len was fantastic!  My wife & I are transplants from the Midwest and we were looking for a lawyer to get our affairs in order just in case of the unthinkable.  Len spent as much time as necessary to explain our options and then all the documents he drafted.  He was also quick to get the documents prepared for us and everything was ready in just a matter of days with no mistakes.  I highly recommend Len for all your estate planning needs.”

             Brian B.
“For the first time I can remember, I'm not worried about how things will be handled if my husband or I were to pass away.  We have a 'modern' family dynamic with a lot of considerations.  Len was able to break it down into manageable pieces and explain our options in a way that made absolute sense.  We felt we were making (for the first time) informed decisions.  Len helped us prepare thorough, thoughtful and creative estate planning, created a family trust for us, and helped me determine ways to best protect my business as well. He has the ability to un-complicate very complicated estate planning rules and regulations.  Follow up has been excellent as well.  We couldn't be happier with the service from start to finish and highly recommend Len's services.”
              Jodi H.

“Len is GREAT!  With a business, multiple properties and blended family, we needed help.  We had a solid understanding of our goals but no idea of how to construct a plan to achieve.  Len is wicked smart, professional and prompt.  He did a great job of simplifying an incredibly complex plan.”
               Jon H.
“Sound Estate Planning came highly recommended by many professionals that I've worked with.  Since I am in a profession with high risk patients, I needed to incorporate asset protection into my estate planning.  Len meticulously customized a well thought out estate plan for my family that addressed both present and future generation's protection.  Len's level of service and fund of knowledge is exemplary.  He was efficient and very meticulous in constructing an estate plan that fit our needs.  We want to thank Len for making this normally onerous task very easy for us and for being readily accessible during and well after the process.   We sleep better knowing that we have an estate plan that makes sense and actually understand.  Now I can concentrate on taking care of my patients knowing that my family is well protected.  Thank you, Len!"

            Susana S.

"After enduring a couple of family tragedies we knew that updating our wills and estate plan was a vital next step for us.  We had simple, older wills, but Len demonstrated how important it was to account for the changes in tax law and how our lives were dramatically different now than back in the early 2000s when we wrote them.  He produced a detailed notebook that lays it all out and provides instructions should anyone be put in the unfortunate position of having to act on it.  Really, I feel so much better now knowing that our heirs will at least have this bit of organization to protect and guide them."

            Tia S.

"This was our best experience thus far for getting great legal advice.  Len is extremely knowledgeable and a trusted consultant.  Len has an unmatched level of professionalism.   Estate planning can be a cumbersome, confusing and lengthy process.  Len made things look easy and provided undivided attention to me and my wife.  Thank you Len for a great service!"

            Armen A.

"Len Hagen is attentive to the desires of the client.  He listens patiently and carefully before making recommendations, and is clear when laying out options.  He doesn't try to "force" choices that he might prefer, but provides insightful information that allows the client to make the informed choice that is best for him.  His fees are very fair and he doesn't "pad the bill" by looking for ways to charge for extra time.  When I look for legal advice this is exactly what I want - thus the 5 star rating.  I will definitely be availing of Len's services again in the future."

            Bill R.

"My wife and I recently had a child and decided that having an estate plan was a lot more important now that it wasn't just the two of us. Len made the process easy, he answered our questions thoroughly, he was responsive and available, he was understanding and patient, and we couldn't be happier with the resulting estate plan. I could not recommend Len highly enough. He provides an excellent service. Thank you, Len!”

            Justin P.

"Mr. Hagen was highly recommended to me for revision of my will. I was concerned on how to handle specific areas of the will and Mr. Hagen had a great recommendation that will work for my family.  I was impressed with the attention to detail of every aspect of the planning and the meetings to go over the planned will and then the final draft. I was provided with a beautiful blue book with all the documents organized in a table of contents and index tabs for easier access to specific areas.  I am pleased with the high level of service, and attention to detail.  I am using ClientDocx which is a great service that is offered to digitally store my documents and passwords so my family will have immediate access whenever it might be necessary.”

            Karen P.

"Personally, I have known Len Hagen & his family for almost 8 years & when he shared that he was opening his own practice specializing in estate planning, the timing was perfect as I had been wanting for some time to replace my existing Will with a Revocable Living Trust.  Len is a consummate professional - he provided thorough & knowledgeable advice throughout the entire process & has taken the time to follow-up with me several times since to ensure all of my questions were addressed.  I highly recommend Len Hagen / Sound Estate Planning for all of your estate planning needs.  With sincere thanks, Len!”

            Linda M.

"Len did a great job on my estate planning.  He was very thorough and made me aware of several things I hadn't considered.  I highly recommend him.”

            Bruce R.

"My husband and I had been putting off getting our wills in place for far too long. Finally, with Len's help, we have been able to check it off our list and feel like responsible parents! ;) We met with Len twice in person. During both sessions he answered all of our questions and helped us make important decisions together. After all was said and done, we couldn't figure out why we hadn't done it sooner. Len's knowledge and service were invaluable!”

            Melanie A.



Leonard A. Hagen, J.D., LL.M.
Sound Estate Planning, PLLC
152 3rd Ave. South, Ste. 107
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: (425) 967-7287

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