20 Under 40: Berit Everhart

Attorney/Shareholder, Arnold Gallager P.C.

Age: 36

Berit L. Everhart is an attorney and shareholder at Arnold Gallagher P.C., where she advises clients on a variety of business and estate planning matters. Berit’s practice includes assisting both early-stage and established businesses on a wide range of transactional matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, raising capital, equity compensation and various types of contracts and contractual arrangements. She also assists clients with estate planning, as well as estate and trust administration. Berit is a past president of the Eugene-Springfield Tax Association, a regular presenter for the Oregon State Bar and a guest instructor for DevNW, where she presents on estate planning and choice of entity topics. Berit serves as the current chair of the Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon Board of Directors.

“I am inspired by the devotion and energy that our community leaders pour into their work every day,” she said. “Their example is a constant reminder to lean in to service and give freely and generously of my time and resources. I feel exceptionally lucky to be able to call Eugene home and to play a small role in its continued growth and success. I am also deeply grateful for the friends and colleagues who make this such a special place to live and work.”

Outside of the office and her volunteer activities, Berit enjoys vegetable gardening, running with her beloved early morning comrades and spending time in the woods with her rescue dog, Molasses.