Nick L. Saakvitne

Nicholas Larsen Saakvitne, 66, of Pacific Palisades, died on October 2, 2018. Nick was a pension attorney and professional ERISA fiduciary and trustee in Santa Monica, California. He was beloved as a father, husband, brother, and friend. Nick graduated in 1977 from New York University School of Law with a J.D. and an LLM in Taxation.

He was born in Boston to Cynthia Logan and Harald Saakvitne. He grew up in Lexington, MA, and graduated from University of Massachusetts Honors College. He married Sharon Lee Heritage in 1979 and they settled in Los Angeles where they raised Jody and Andersan, their cherished children. In 1989 with his business partner, Steven E. Rosebaugh, Nick founded his own law firm specializing in pension law and providing ERISA and ESOP fiduciary services and was inducted into the College in 2002.

He was a skilled carpenter, boat captain, and voracious reader. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon Heritage, his daughter Jody and her partner Chris Andersen, his son Andersan and his wife Nicci, and his grandson Greysan Lee Saakvitne. He is also survived by his four siblings: Elizabeth Bennett, Jens, Karen, and James Saakvitne, and their spouses and partners.