Cannon Financial Institute

Clinton J. Bentz

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Adjunct Instructor


Clint leads the Trust & Estate practice at the firm of Boldt Carlisle + Smith in Albany, Oregon, and is an expert in family succession issues. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and a graduate of the Cannon Trust Tax School. After working as a corporate controller for several years, Clint entered public practice in 1989, providing professional tax, estate planning, and business consulting services to individuals, partnerships and corporate clients. Clint is a frequent contributor for publications on taxation issues for both lay audiences and tax professionals.

A large part of Clint’s practice is devoted to serving the special needs of agricultural and timber clients. His most recent award-winning publication, “Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage”, focuses on succession planning and was published in partnership with the OSU Extension Service and the OSU Austin Family Business Program. He has served as a member and technical advisor to several Oregon Board of Forestry working groups, and was instrumental in the rewrite of Oregon’s inheritance tax law in 2011 and Oregon’s property tax program for small woodland owners in 2003. In addition to many other organizations, Clint is an active member and former Chair of the Forest Products Committee of the Oregon Society of CPAs.

Clint lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with his wife and children. He is a managing member of the Blue Den Ranch LLC, a 700-acre family tree farm partnership, where he and his brother, Randy, operate the Blue Den Trout Hatchery. Clint is in leadership on the pastoral council for the Archdiocese of Portland, and lead’s his parish’s worship team.

Learn More about Clint at the Bolt Carlisle + Smith website

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