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Hired: 1998


  • University of California Santa Barbara, B.A., business economics, 1984

Practice Emphasis:

  • Estate planning, trust and estate compliance and complex tax issues for high net-worth individuals
  • Lead Principal for estate and trust compliance


Lynn has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Before joining the firm, she worked for eight years as a CPA for another local firm in Portland, and as an accountant for two firms in California.

At Delap, Lynn specializes in estate and trust planning and tax compliance for high net-worth individuals. Some of her personal characteristics that contribute to her success are a love of people, disciplined work habits, and a dedication to the truth.

Lynn lives with her husband in Portland. She enjoys embroidery and other handwork, loves to read, and is an avowed Harry Potter fan.

Career Highlights:

  • Passing the CPA exam in one sitting
  • My first exposure working with trusts and estates while working at an accounting firm in Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Serving as a teacher to younger staff people and watching them progress
  • Earning the trust and respect of my colleagues and being the person people rely on in my area of expertise


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1987 – Present
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1990 – Present

Why Delap?

“The best thing about working at Delap, according to Lynn, is the firm’s emphasis on work-life balance. You spend your day working hard, surrounded by smart people who care about doing good work, and then you’re able to leave work at work. And though we confront long hours and deadlines in this profession, the Firm understands the place that work should occupy in the lives of their employees.”