Areas of Practice

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  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Controversies
  • Indian Tribal Government Tax Matters
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Business formations

Tax Litigation

Admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts - Washington, United States Courts of Appeal (6th and 9th Circuits)

Representative Cases

  • River City Ranches #1 Ltd. v. Commissioner, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 4851 (9th Cir. 2005)
  • Marlar v. U.S., 151 F.3d 962 (9th Cir. 1998)
  • Pacific Sound Production v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1993-253
  • Willamette v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1992-407
  • Klukwan, Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1994-402

Tax Controversies

Tax Controversies, including federal and state tax audits and administrative appeals.

Indian Tribal Government Tax Matters

Indian Tribal Government tax matters, including I.R.S. audits, Banking Secrecy Act (BSA) audits, tax opinions and Washington State tax controversies.

Exempt Organizations

Exempt Organizations, including formations, joint ventures, I.R.S. and Washington State tax audits, governance and planning.

Business formations

Business formations, including corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and tribal enterprises.