Susan Gary

susan_g.pngSusan Gary, Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Susan, the Orlando J. and Marian H. Hollis Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, teaches trusts and estates, estate planning, and nonprofit organizations, and has written about the regulation of charities, fiduciary duties related to charities, the definition of family for inheritance purposes, donor intent in connection with restricted charitable gifts, and the use of mediation to resolve disputes in probate.  She is an Academic Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of Council of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the ABA, a former chair and former newsletter editor of the Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Oregon State Bar, a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Legislative Committee of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, a member of the Oregon Law Commission, and a member of the steering committee of the Intentional Endowments Network.  Prof. Gary served as Reporter for the Drafting Committees of the Uniform Law Commission that developed the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and the Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act.  She currently serves as a Trustee on the University of Oregon Board of Trustees.  Prof. Gary received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University. Before entering academia she practiced with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, and with DeBandt, van Hecke & Lagae in Brussels.