Eric J. Sachtjen

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.

Eric J. Sachtjen


Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho

Idaho Attorney

Practice Summary

Mr. Sachtjen represents clients across a broad range of estate planning advisory work, including estate planning for closely held business owners, drafting of wills and trusts, probate of wills, estate administration, and trust  administration.

Mr. Sachtjen regularly advises clients in a wide variety of transactional and advisory work for individuals and businesses across many industries, including mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Sachtjen is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

In his free time, Mr. Sachtjen enjoys skiing, playing hockey, refereeing and coaching soccer, and travelling.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington Bar Association, 2001
  • Idaho State Bar Association, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001


  • Boston College B.A., 1997
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., cum laude 2000
  • University of Florida LL.M. Taxation, 2001


  • Spokane Estate Planning Council


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
    • 2002 – 2019
  • Best lawyers, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
    • 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition
    • 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009


  • Washingtons B&O Tax Applies to National Sales and Drop-Ship Sales
  • Eric Sachtjen to speak on Estate Planning Ethics
  • Washington’s 2017 Estate Tax Exclusion