Exceptional estate planning solutions for individuals, families, professionals and
small business owners
Sound Estate Planning, PLLC
Exceptional estate planning solutions for individuals, families, professionals and
small business owners
“Len and his team at Sound Estate Planning are true professionals. They are knowledgeable as many people are but they are also compassionate, thoughtful and incredibly easy to work with. Our plan wasn’t complicated but it did require thoughtful and deliberate consideration. Len guided us through the process, options, insights and suggestions that will not only save the surviving spouse time and money but our kids too. Great value for the services and exceptional communication and knowledge. A+!”
“We had a great experience getting our estate pulled together for the benefit of our children. Sound Estate Planning did a fantastic job of organizing all the information our kids will need to settle our estate. We have been married 32 years and have procrastinated this process. Len is thorough, his office is comfortable and parking is accessible. It was so easy. Thank you Len and your lovely staff.”
“Wonderful experience working with Len and his office staff at Sound Estate Planning to set up a trust and protect my assets. Len is extremely professional and really takes the time to explain all of the prepared documents in detail. Would highly recommend talking to them if you need any estate planning!”
“Sound Estate Planning has done an outstanding job carefully explaining their services and answering our every question. Len was very thorough and the estate plan that was put together for us is well organized and understandable. We especially like their use of an online vault that gives us access to our estate plan at any time from anywhere in the world. We wrapped up the planning process feeling like we have a trusted partner in Sound Estate that will be able to support us down the road as well. We highly recommend their services.”
“We loved working with Len and his team. He explained things very clearly and took a lot of extra time with us answering questions so that we understood everything in the documents and the entire process.”
“We went to Len to set up estate planning as we have two young children and felt it was important to be prepared. Len was recommended to us and after completing our estate planning I’m so grateful he was! The issues involved are so complex, but Len was able to break everything down for us in a manner we could really understand. He was exceptional at listening and incorporating our wishes. The final binder we were given was impeccably organized and easy to navigate. Every detail was covered and accounted for. I truly feel so at peace having this accomplished and now realize how important it is to have at attorney who truly understands all the issues at play. We reached back out to his team with some changes we wanted to make a year or so after completing our estate planning due to the birth of another child. Len and his team were again reliable and easily resolved what we wanted changed. We feel very lucky to have found Len and would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for estate planning.”
“Len Hagen and his staff are professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Len came to our first meeting well prepared and demonstrated a complete grasp of my financial status and goals. He walked me through my options and made the complexities of estate planning easy to understand. I have complete trust in his ability and his ethical standards, and have no hesitation in highly recommending him.”
“We were referred to Len and company by a good friend who couldn’t say enough nice things about their experience, and we were definitely not disappointed. Len did an excellent job of breaking down complex financial and legal issues for us, putting topics and scenarios into simple relationship to one another, allowing us for the first time to have a truly solid picture of tax, inheritance, and legal issues we hadn’t previously known about or considered. Len and team made each and every step of the process of setting up our trust clear and simple, and they were able to work with our hectic schedules. For those setting up their first family trusts or other estate planning needs, feel confident that Len and team can help you achieve what you need in a no-nonsense and clear manner with incredibly reasonable fees. Finally, if you’re a left hander, ask him for a couple of his pens as he’s found the non smudge left handed pen we’ve all been looking for.”
“A family trust was initially drawn up for us in another state. The result was a stack of loose papers in a manila folder. The attorney was straightforward and competent, and couldn’t be faulted for providing what we’d requested. Yet, several years later we met Len, after reviewing WA attorneys in our area. Updating the contents of the trust, Len combined his expertise and our wishes. He delivered a thorough binder, complete with USB drive and a sit- down meeting with the parties involved. The contents were similar, yet, the process, the delivery, and the final product exceeded our expectations. Not only is Len proficient and organized, he is kind and personable, and we look forward to working with him in the future. All attorneys are not the same – Sound Estate Planning is a notch above. Thank you Len, Valerie, and Kara.”
“Sound Estate Planning was very helpful, responsive, and easy to work with. The team created trusts for our family and gave great advices which saved us a lot of money.”
“Very professional and knowledgeable. The entire team are friendly and very flexible, and never met a problem they couldn’t solve. Leonard makes a detailed and informative presentation and the Notebook at the end answers every question.”
“Contacted Sound Estate Planning and Valerie was very helpful explaining their process. She made me feel comfortable even though I had many questions! Working with Mr. Hagen was excellent. He explained our options including the pros and cons of each, and was very patient with our questions. He and his team truly care about their clients and providing them with the best outcomes based on their needs and concerns. They made a potentially confusing process clear and straightforward. Highly recommend Mr. Hagen and his team at Sound Estate Planning!”
“My wife and I worked with Len to have him set up our complete Estate Plan including a Living Trust, Pour-Over-Wills and Healthcare directives. Len is very professional and personable. We had a wonderful experience and will continue to work with him for ongoing estate planning changes or whatever arises. We highly recommend Sound Estate Planning for your peace of mind and a complete and professional estate plan!”
“Len Hagen is a top-notch estate planning attorney. We interviewed four attorneys prior to selecting him. He is very professional, knowledgeable, caring and takes time to answer all questions. The office personnel are warm, friendly and are very efficient. If you are looking for a good estate planning attorney, we highly recommend Len. You will not be disappointed. He is one of the best!”
“Terrific knowledge, very helpful, thorough, ensured personalized customization that matched our scenario, great follow-up, and all around nice team to work with. Well recommended.”
“Great service, great staff and Leonard is awesome!”
“We recently worked with Sound Estate Planning to develop our estate plan and can honestly say the whole team is top notch! Mr. Hagen paid careful attention to our goals, situation and concerns and made sure we understood how the plan would help protect our assets and loved ones. He clearly cares about his clients and has a great talent for explaining the complexities of estate planning to laypeople. We highly recommend Leonard Hagen and the Sound Estate Planning team!”
“We had a 40 year old Will from “back in the day” when times and our lives were far simpler. I had been considering redoing my Will on my own but after much research and discussion I felt I needed to have it done professionally, (particularly as it was going on 3 years and I still had not completed the Will software I had purchased). My research also showed that our estate was much more complicated than I had anticipated. I had attended several of Len’s seminars a few summers ago and I finally decided to pull the trigger. I really liked his presentations and his no hard sell approach. I also had a friend that had used Sound Estate Planning and he was very pleased with the result. I must tell you the entire process was actually very enjoyable and certainly informative. Len and his highly qualified staff of Valerie and Kara are extremely professional, communicate very well and all have excellent follow up skills. They provide the necessary guidance through the entire process with you as the client and others who may need to be involved. The end result is that you will have all of the materials needed and a clear plan of your estate, how to execute it and the peace of mind that you have covered all bases. I cannot recommend enough Sound Estate Planning for your estate planning needs.”
“My wife & I were referred to Len and his incredible staff. And we are very glad we were. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and explains this process in a way you can understand. Over the top customer service and tips that really helped us, from his many years guiding clients. We are very glad we worked with Lenard and his staff. You really should not go anywhere else if you want it done well and in a way that makes you feel glad you did.”
“My wife and I were recommended to Len to review and update our wills and are so grateful for that recommendation. Everyone at Sound Estate Planning was very friendly, courteous and helpful. Len did an outstanding job of preparing our new will, Powers of Attorney and Health Directives. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable and detailed and explained everything to us very clearly. From our initial meeting through the portfolio delivery, the entire process was very satisfying. We are so pleased to have Len Hagen as part of our financial/legal team and would highly recommend him.”
“We are very pleased to have found Sound Estate Planning (SEP) to help us with this important matter. Len and his staff are exceptionally pleasant to work with. We truly appreciate their professionalism and courtesy throughout the entire process, not to mention how efficient and thorough they are with the final product. Len’s expertise is evident.
We would definitely recommend our friends and families to choose SEP to put their mind at ease when going through this important step of their life. The money would be well spent!”
“My husband and I just finished the process of setting up our estate with Len and his amazing team. They are very thorough and walked us through the whole process including answering many questions for us. Our situation was quite complicated with many moving parts, Len knew exactly what we needed and took care of everything. It’s such a relief knowing we are set up the best way possible should something happen. I highly recommend Len and his team to friends, family, and clients for estate planning and such. They will take great care and make the process as easy as possible. We are very grateful.”
“We had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hagen on our estate planning needs. Within minutes of meeting with him Len made us feel very comfortable and totally at ease. He was warm, welcoming and down to earth. Len Hagen impressed us as a top-notch professional and caring attorney. We felt confident we were in good hands and there was no need to look any further. He explained all aspects of estate planning to us. He answered all our questions patiently and thoroughly and immensely helped us to think through the entire process. Our son who attended our last meeting with Len was equally impressed. Len Hagen has a wonderful ability to connect with people! We are very impressed with Mr. Hagen and his team and we highly recommend them.”
“We needed to update our estate plan due to relocating to the northwest. A friend recommended SEP and upon an introductory meeting, decided Len and his team could ably do what we needed. Thorough, accurate and anticipatory to issues we hadn’t completely worked through. We experienced a very professional approach to our needs. Would recommend without hesitation.”
“My family set up a trust with the help Sound Estate Planning, and we couldn’t be happier. Frankly, I ordinarily hate having to deal with these kind of projects, but Len actually made it painless and pleasant. His sound knowledge, broad experience, and attention to detail are quite evident – and he’s also warm and thoughtful, making for a relaxed and comfortable environment. We feel very good about getting important work completed by such a thorough and reliable business.”
“I highly recommend Sound Estate Planning! Len and his team exceeded our expectations by providing first class service on every level. Len was very patient and thorough in answering all our questions regarding estate planning. His team is very competent and professional. If you need estate planning, no need to look any further!”
“Len assisted me by preparing my will, financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney. He was thorough, prepared and professional, as were his staff. I would refer anyone to them.”
“Called sound estate planning because I had some probate related questions. They were the third or fourth firm I called, and the first to answer the phone. Valerie was very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful – got all my questions answered. Will definitely reach back out to them for any future WA state estate planning and probate needs.”
“Absolutely blown away by Sound Estate Planning! Len, Val and Kara are top notch! Professional, courteous, flexible, they make this process as easy as possible and go WAY over the top with their customer service! You cannot go anywhere else if you want to look towards your future. My wife and I are very pleased we did!”
“Amazing place! excellent at explaining things and takes necessary time. We finally feel like we have a good estate plan and it even comes in a beautiful binder with cloud access if we want it.”
“We had an incredible experience with all of the staff at sound estate planning. We now know what we’re doing and feel secure in our records.”
“Estate Planning is such a complicated matter for us and we have been putting it off over many years. Meeting with Len has reassured us that he will do things right and it turned out to be true. He has set up a Trust and made things easy to understand with his detailed portfolio. I would recommend him without a second thought. Thanks again Len.”
“Awesome personal engagement with the principal of the business.
Len provides clear, easy to understand information cutting through the legal language very effectively. I think Sound Estate Planning provides a very excellent service for the price.”
“Kind, competent, and professional. Very happy they were recommended to me. I would recommend to others.”
“If you need a thorough and detailed estate planning attorney you need Leonard and Sound Estate Planning. His knowledge and guidance of wills, trusts, medical issues etc gave me much peace of mine and was very easy to understand. I know there will be no issues with these life matters for my family and heirs as I get old.
Also Leonard’s follow up and availability are number 1 as he will help in any situation if needed. Thanks again and would highly recommend him as a true professional in this law arena.”
“Len is a very professional and efficient estate planner. Explains everything in a clear and concise manner. Makes very efficient use of the time you spend with him. You’ll be glad if you choose Sound Estate Planning to help you with planning needs.”
“We are extremely grateful to our friends for recommending their attorney Leonard Hagen for our estate planning needs. In our initial visit with Len it was clear that we were in good hands. We had an old trust that needed to be revised. What we came away with was a new trust that gave us peace of mind that will cover the next chapter of our lives and knowing that our family would be in good hands. Len is extremely knowledgeable, processional and caring. In our last meeting our sons were asked to be present as he went over the finalized trust and they appreciated being informed. We sincerely thank Len and his staff for all they did for us.”
“Our experience with South Estate Planning and Len was wonderful. Len was thorough, well prepared, and very professional. We were very comfortable asking questions and sharing concerns with him. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of estate planning, and we especially appreciated his input concerning out-of-state assets. Len welcomed our whole family as we reviewed our final estate planning binder. His office staff is great, too.”
“Len and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. They made the process of creating a trust very easy. If you’re in the market for estate planning, you can do no better.”
“My husband and I chose Len / Sound Estate Planning to restate our trust and establish a Washington LLC. We were very pleased with our choice. We found Len to be thoughtful and he provided intelligent suggestions to guide us through some of the decisions we had to meet. We appreciated his recommendation that we bring one or more of our children to the meeting where we reviewed our documents (which were well-organized and very user friendly!) I can not only recommend Len / Sound Estate Planning to you…. I already recommended him to my adult daughter! Our experience was pleasant, professional and very reassuring. We believe our family is better prepared than we were before meeting with Len.”
“Very knowledgeable and helpful! We had no idea where to start planning and he was amazing. Flexible schedule, very detailed! Great job. Definitely recommend!!”
“Walked us through all the pros and cons of everything to do with wills, Credit Shelter Trusts, Health Care directives, Trustees and Power of Attorney.”
“Len was the consummate professional! He was clear, concise, answered any and all questions with authority, and led us in a direction that resulted in a will and trust set up that we are very happy with. I would (and do) recommend him to anyone for estate planning.”
“We received multiple recommendations to use Len for estate planning. He was easy to work with, dependable, and efficient. He was the perfect combination of professional and personal and just overall seems like a really nice person! He did a great job of educating us and yet being compassionate about difficult topics. We left with a very detailed and organized binder of our wishes to make things as easy as possible for our loved ones when we pass. “
“My husband and I set up a trust, and Len took us through the procedure step by step. I liked the way he made each step clear and helpful. At one point he stayed past closing time to get all the paperwork signed. When we need an attorney again, he will be our first choice.”
“Len walked me through my options with patience and clarity making it easy for me to decide whether to execute a will or a living trust. He is efficient and personable as well as professional. I highly recommend his services. His staff is great too!”
“My wife and I want to provide a very positive and excellent professional rating and recommendation for Len and his office and their Estate Planning Documents. We had Len do a complete review and rewrite of our previous Estate document package with a significant level of sophistication, complexity and multiple Trusts. We have both worked professionally with international law firms and found Len to be extremely competent and qualified. His work product was excellent and precisely met our unique needs and requirements. In addition, he provides a total complete package of services and supporting administration including internet vault storage of the documents and separate access for Health Care Directives.”
“Yes, as good as it gets! I started this process with another attorney, and things got complicated too fast. I was overwhelmed and so looked elsewhere.
I then found Len, and he walked us through this process with confidence, expertise and patience. He used terms we could understand, and answered all of our questions.
He worked with us to establish the estate plan that was right for us, and did not try and sell us beyond what was appropriate for our needs. He stuck to his timelines, and costs as estimated.
He delivered a high quality product in multiple forms that is secure and accessible by us, and our family members, when needed.
Valerie, his Paralegal is professional and friendly, and added to the high quality experience overall.”
“Len, was just fantastic! He listened to our needs and goals and recommended the right legal Estate Planning instrument for us, that included our Digital/Social Content, Rights & Gurantees! He explained every item, step and process in an understandable layman’s terms. He didn’t try to sale us a more expensive legal frame-work that wasn’t right for us. (As in let’s stuff your round-peg needs into a square-box template)! He went far and above our expectations and provided us with outstanding service, taking the time to listen to us and attentively explaining each step in the process. I wouldn’t hesitate in highly recommending him to anyone who wants a honest lawyer, that is truly working on your behave and best interest. If you are looking for someone to do your Estate Planning, then I can’t think of anyone better than Len.”
“It was a true pleasure working with Len and Valerie, his paralegal. He took his time understanding my situation, explaining various options, and ensuring that my questions and concerns were answered. He accommodated my schedule and went out of his way to meet with me and coordinate schedules. He was detail-oriented and made me feel confident in my decisions. I highly recommend Sound Estate Planning. The team really made everything a lot easier than expected and were extremely thorough.”
“Len and his staff were very easy to work with. Len took the time to get to know my concerns and needs and structured my will accordingly. My questions were all answered, and I have greater peace of mind knowing that my documents are in place and done correctly. I would definitely recommend Sound Estate Planning.”
“I’ve been to a few other estate attorneys in the past before moving to Washington state, and never have I received such a professional, thorough plan as I got from Len. He planned for all possible contingencies and answered all of my questions. Len even left me with a letter outlining my to-do list to ensure that the estate plan was implemented most effectively. It’s such a good feeling to have that task done, and my agent knows exactly what to do when the inevitable happens. Len removed all the guesswork from that difficult time.”
“My wife and I needed to create a Trust and chose Sound Estate Planning to do it for us. The entire experience was pleasant and very thorough. Everything was explained in detail and all our questions were answered. We now have an organized set of documents that will make it very easy for our designated trustee to process our estate all bound in one binder. Sound Estate Planning is a very efficient operation with friendly, helpful and very experienced people. We recommend them without hesitation.”
“Len and his team at Sound Estate Planning took the time to educate us on the entire estate planning process and the options available to. Clearly he had our interests at heart. The process was informative, educational and we went away knowing we had received exceptional service and advice. Unquestionably the best we have worked with and would highly recommend he and his team to anyone.”
“The “one percenter” in his profession my sister and I felt. Thorough, professional, ALL his staff is, was patient, answers any question with courtesy, goes beyond to make sure your will/estate planning is sound, frankly, I felt he went beyond just sound. Covers so much ground with options, suggestions, the breadth and depth of knowledge was clearly evident. Clearly explains everything, never makes you feel rushed. Not the first time I’ve had a trust/will prepared. Reasonably priced. It is deeply satisfying to know you’ve placed such an important preparation of documents with far reaching effects in the hands of someone whose integrity clearly shines, whose advice is superb. A rewarding experience in every aspect. Leaves you feeling you’ve met a rare human being, not just an expert in Estate Planning. Character, intelligence, kindness and compassion and a passion for one’s profession, such a lovely combination of traits to find in another. We found that here.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed working with Len and Valerie. He came up with an easy plan for what we thought was a complicated estate. We left there with all the forms we need and detailed instructions on where to send them and how to put our plan into action. Along with a binder of all the original documents we also received an electronic version of everything. Very happy with the service and knowledge.”
“My husband and I had an excellent experience with Len Hagen and Sound Estate Planning. He was courteous, personable, very detailed and thorough without making it too dense to understand. We both found him a solid person. The kind of person you feel at ease in sharing your wishes for advanced health directive, estate and will planning. He was able to bring up some tough questions in a very compassionate way. At the end we were left with a beautiful portfolio with all the steps laid out for our daughters to follow in the event of our death. Highly recommended by both myself and my husband.”
“I would highly recommend Sound Estate Planning. We set up our wills and a trust with them. Len helped us really think things through, and make sure our estate planning reflected our wishes. And the process was done over a couple sessions, giving us time to work through how certain scenarios might play out. The result of that is that we have wills and a trust that will take care of our kids, if we cannot. Years ago, we had wills we did through legal zoom…that process was ok, but it left so many things not addressed, and didn’t set up a trust. Having gone through this process with Len, we feel very good about what we’ve set up–it’s light years ahead of what we had in place previously. There’s a great peace of mind that comes with knowing all this is in place.”
“Len is the best! He took care of everything to get all my estate planning done in a very professional and courteous manner. He explains everything in detail and makes sure you understand all that needs to be done and how it relates to all of your wishes. I have referred many others to him. That is the best sign that he takes care of you. Val is great as well!!!”
“I could not be any happier with my experience with Len at Sound Estate Planning! The entire process was thorough, reassuring, and thoughtful in its logical progression. I felt like Len really tried to understand my wishes and goals from the intake form prior to our first meeting, to the in person consultation where he very patiently answered my many questions, to the signing of documents, to the presentation of my estate planning portfolio. Len instills confidence with his utter professionalism while still being extremely warm and encouraging. I have already recommended him to several co-workers and friends based on my positive experience.”
“Len Hagen was excellent to work with for our estate planning needs. As an attorney myself, I thought I understood the basics of a will, but Len was able to explain details and potential circumstances that I had not previously considered. His office was professional, courteous and we really felt like we could trust that Sound Estate Planning was working for us and with us during this process. “
“I have known Len for over 10 years. He is an absolutely outstanding individual. He’s not only highly competent, he’s truly a wonderful human being. I trust him implicitly and use him for all my estate planning needs. “
“Len and his team are very helpful, patent and knowledgeable which put’s someone like me with little experience with personal estate planning at ease. The pricing is very reasonable. I highly recommend. “
“Len assisted my husband and I with our estate planning. We started with a complimentary session that was very informative. It felt silly not to go with him after that meeting – especially since the other lawyers we contacted either didn’t get back to us in a timely manner or at all or offered us only a 15 minute intro session. Our initial meeting with Len was nearly an hour – he answered all of our questions and even mocked up a plan for us. He provided a lot of insight and knowledge and advice on a handful of different matters. Both my husband and I are so grateful to Len and his services. We highly recommend him. “
“Len helped us with our wills and did a great job guiding us through the process. We felt extremely comfortable with his advice and have already recommended him to a couple of family members. “
“Len, is a detail oriented person and is thoughtful of the broad impact of legal choices and decisions. He was very knowledgeable about prenuptial agreements, wills, and trusts. He listens well and provides legal agreements to reflect my wishes while incorporating legal knowledge and options I was unaware of. I highly recommend him. His agreements gave me peace of mind. “
“Sound Estate Planning assisted with writing of our wills and guided us thru the estate planning process.
I would highly recommend Len and the services of Sound Estate Planning. “
“As I began reviewing attorneys for my parents’ wills, I came across Len’s great reviews as well. They are well deserved. My parents and I had a great experience with Len as we went thru the options presented to us. He answered our questions in a neutral, yet supportive way that enabled us to make the right decision. You get what you pay for. Excellent service and tools that position you to make stress-free decisions for your loved ones. Thanks Len! “
“Based on Yelp reviews, we hired Sound Planning to create our wills; it was a terrific experience. Len clearly walked us through each decision in the process and earned our complete confidence. His in-depth knowledge, thoroughness, and experience were clear. I would recommend Len to anyone who needs estate planning. “
“Great Experience for me and my wife! We hired Len to create a new estate plan and draft health directives and other documents having moved here from Maryland. We were both quite impressed with his knowledge, caring and thoughtful manner, and how thorough he was. We highly recommend Len and intend to keep him as our Lawyer for as long as we live in Washington.”
“Before choosing Sound Estate Planning I had 2 meet and greets with other attorneys (Bellevue and Lynnwood). I had also talked or emailed with 3 more different attorneys (Kirkland, Renton, Lynnwood). All had fantastic ratings on Yelp and on lawyer review websites. We chose Sound Estate Planning because we feel he is the best overall. Mr. Hagen paid careful attention to our estate profile and personal concerns. We are confident he truly cares about quality estate planning. Estate planning is critical to family legacy and we highly recommend Leonard Hagen at Sound Estate Planning.”
“We had Len put together our will and we thought he did a wonderful job. He is kind, knowledgeable, and seemingly very trustworthy. I would highly recommend him to anyone, including my family and friends!”
“We were very impressed with Leonards professionalism, attention to detail and his ability to explain the complicated estate planning process in layman terms.
We would highly recommend him to all our friends and family.”
“Len is awesome! You couldn’t find a better lawyer anywhere. Very knowledgeable and thorough. My wife and I have great peace of mind knowing that our estate plan is sound and our future secure.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Thorough, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, offers good advice.
Len is the best.”
“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 youLen! I would highly recommend planning your estate with Len.”
“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.”
“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 oursituation, 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!”
“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.”
“Len’s attention to detail and willingness to customize a plan that we needed was wonderful. Thanks for helping us get this completed!”
“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.”
“We held off on estate planning for many years until we found Len Hagen. As anex 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.”
“While searching for assistance in updating not only our trust from CA toWA, 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.”
“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.”
“We were very happy with the thorough job Len didcreating 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.”
“Leonard has done an excellent job with our family estate planning. He is organized, calm andcertainly service oriented. We all feel we are in good hands. I will recommend him to our clients moving forward.”
“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.”
“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 wewere 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 deathseem not so grim to discuss. It’s important work and Len handles it perfectly. Thank you Sir!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Sound Estate Planning came highly recommended by many professionals that I’ve worked with. Since I am in a profession withhigh 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!”
“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.”
“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 youLen for a great service!”
“Len Hagen is attentive to the desires of the client. He listens patiently and carefully before makingrecommendations, 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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”