Attorneys

Attorneys

John H. Gadon

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2130 | gadonj@lanepowell.com

Area of Practice

  • State Tax Planning and Litigation
  • Federal Tax Planning and Litigation
  • Project Finance, including Taxable and Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Professional Experience

  • Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Cleveland, Ohio, Trial Attorney

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Academics

  • University of Washington (J.D., with honors)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Brown University (B.A.)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Co-chair, State and Local Tax Practice
  • Business
  • Taxation
  • Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Organizations

Representative Clients

  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • M&T Bank
  • Oracle Corporation

Representative Cases

  • AT&T Corp. v. Department of Revenue, Oregon Tax Court, 15 OTR 202 (summary judgment for AT&T, $3,000,000 income tax refund)
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc. v. Department of Revenue, Oregon Tax Court Magistrate Division, Case No. 060524B (income tax, partial summary judgment for American Honda.  Interest income on car loans purchased by finance subsidiary and on wholesale loans by finance subsidiary to dealers not sourced to Oregon.)
  • America West Airlines, Inc. v. Multnomah County (In re America West Airlines, Inc.), Case No. 91-07505-PHX-RGM (Bankr. D. Ariz.) (Oregon property tax, partial summary judgment for America West and subsequent settlement; substantial tax refund)
  • Oracle Corp. v. Department of Revenue, Oregon Tax Court, Magistrate Division TC-MD 070762C (income tax, DOR motion for partial summary judgment denied.  Taxpayer not required to report income as business income or non-business income uniformly in each state. DOR had asserted taxpayer should be estopped from classifying gain or sale of stock as non-business income for Oregon tax purposes where it had classified gain as business income in state of domicile. Classification of income for Oregon tax purposes was solely issue of Oregon law, irrespective of  how income was reported in other states.)
  • Weyerhaeuser v. Department of Revenue, Oregon Tax Court Magistrate Division, Case No. 980749 (Oregon income tax, settlement, substantial tax refund)
  • WTD Industries, Inc. v. United States (In re WTD Industries, Inc.), Case Nos. 95-8483 et al. (Bankr. W.D. Wash.), (Federal income tax; settlement, substantial tax refund)

Publications

  • “Personal Income Tax Issues Related to Residency and Domicile,” American Law Institute and American Bar Association’s publication The Practical Tax Lawyer (Spring 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Litigation & Controversy, Tax (2009-2017)
  • Named as “Oregon Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Tax (2010-2016)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
    • State and Local Tax Committee
      • Co-Chair, Task Force on State Tax Apportionment Dispute Mediation
    • Exempt Organizations Committee
  • Oregon State Bar, Taxation Section
    • Chair (1997-1998)
    • Executive Committee (1992-1999)
    • Oregon Department of Revenue Appeals Working Group (2013)
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association

John H. Gadon

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2130 | gadonj@lanepowell.com

Date
08.17.2016
07.11.2016
08.17.2015
07.08.2015
08.19.2014
08.18.2014
07.09.2014
08.15.2013
07.10.2013
08.28.2012
07.10.2012
08.31.2011
07.11.2011
11.11.2010
08.05.2010
07.30.2009
09.19.2008
05.29.2002