June 2019 Meeting – Estate Planning, plus Elections, and Woman of the Year and Protege Awards!

June 2019 Meeting – Estate Planning, plus Elections, and Woman of the Year and Protege Awards!

ABWA’s Reno Tahoe Express Network invites you to attend:

When: Thursday, 6/27/2019

What: Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Lunch and Program: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502


$25 for MEMBERS 


Advance payment required. Ticket sales end Wednesday, 6/24/2019 at 5 p.m. Use links above to pre-purchase your ticket. 

Guest Names: When purchasing a ticket for a guest, please provide your guest’s name for check-in purposes.

Please join us for our June luncheon meeting and celebration! In addition to our guest speaker, we’ll be holding elections for the 2019/2020 RTEN Board, and announcing RTEN’s Woman of the Year and Protégé Award winner.



Brief Business Meeting

Presenter: Samantha Amato, Attorney, Joey Gilbert Law

Topic: Educate yourself and your staff about wills, estate planning, trusts, and probates.

Samantha currently practices Estate Planning law, including creating trust packages, powers of attorneys, wills and probating Estates, at Joey Gilbert Law, where she takes pride in helping people develop and personalize their trust packages and other Estate Planning documents.  She helps trustees administers trusts and executors navigates through the complex probate process.  When asked why she enjoys Estate Planning and Probate she responded, “Helping people is why I became an attorney and losing a loved one can be extremely overwhelming.  Being able to administer a trust or probate an estate, allows me to help families during one of the hardest times in their lives.  And when I draft trust documents, I get to help people organize and design a plan, so when that time comes, they know their affairs are in order and wishes will be carried out smoothly.”

Born and raised in Reno, Samantha moved to Southern California in 1997 where she obtained degrees at UC Santa Barbara and Western State University.  After passing the California bar in 2008 and Nevada bar in 2009, Samantha moved to Italy where she interned at the internationally renowned law firm Baker and McKenzie in Rome while studying Italian and re-connecting with her family in Southern Italy.  She then practiced law in Beverly Hills before moving back home to Reno in 2011, where she opened her own law firm.  Samantha attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in summer 2015 and was personally trained by the infamous Gerry Spence and his team.  She further developed her legal skills in 2016 by attending the Trojan Horse Method in San Diego.  Samantha has appeared before over ten different jurisdictions in two states, including delivering oral arguments in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Samantha joined Joey Gilbert Law in 2019.  Consistent with the practice of Joey Gilbert Law, Samantha is a long-time volunteer at the VA and for veterans in general, helping them created documents like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.