Teresa A. Sherman


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About Teresa

Teresa Sherman has practiced law in Spokane since 1984, after receiving a B.A. from Washington State University and a J.D. from Gonzaga School of Law.

The focus of her practice is estate planning, probate, and business transactions, including contracts, organizational structure, and purchase & sale agreements.  In addition, she has extensive experience assisting health care practitioners with business transactions, Medicare and insurance reimbursement, compliance, and licensing and privilege issues.


Sherman Law Office, PPLC (formerly Paukert & Sherman, PLLC and Riherd and Sherman, P.S), 1212 N. Washington, Suite 201, Spokane, Washington 99201, June, 1995 to present.

Stamper, Sherman, Stocker, & Smith, P.S., W. 720 Boone, Suite 200, Spokane, Washington 99201, Associate from January, 1986 to June, 1988; Partner from June, 1988 to June, 1995.

Macgillivray & Jones, P.S.Associate from January, 1985 to January, 1986
McMullan & McMullan, Attorneys, North 1216 Pines Road, Spokane, Washington, Associate form October, 1984 to January, 1985.

Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, Spokane, Washington, May, 1982 to March, 1984.

Spokane County and Washington State Bar Associations;

Inland Northwest Blood Center board (since 1995, Chair from June, 2001 to June, 2003);

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Board (1996-2001);

Limited Practice Board (1993-200, Past Chair);

Spokane County Community Development Advisory Committee (1992-1995);

Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane (Member of Board of Directions 1992-2010, Past President & Secretary);

Washington State Society of Health Care Attorneys (Members of Board of Directors, 1980-1990 and 1995-1997);

Health Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, Past Secretary.

Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Business / Contacts


  • Contracting
  • Litigation
  • Liens

Health Care Law

  • Contracting
  • Provider Group Structures and Transactions
  • Licensing / Privileges

Business Transactions

  • Corporations / Limited Liability Company Setup
  • Contracting
  • Leases
  • Sale / Purchase of Business
  • Litigation

Estate Planning / Probate

  • Wills / Powers of Attorney / Directives
  • Probates of Estate


  • Employer and Employee representation
  • Personnel Polices

Estate Planning & Probate

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Probate Administration
  • Transfer of Real Estate

Business Transactions

  • Organizational Structure
    • Formation of Corporations & Limited Liability Companies
    • Bylaws & Shareholder Agreements
    • Operating Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Leases
  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Real Estate Transactions