Practices & Industries

Practices

Taxation

Davis, Paige L.

Davis, Paige L.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7137
davisp@lanepowell.com
Day, Craig A.

Day, Craig A.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.654.7819
dayc@lanepowell.com
DeMasi, Lauren

DeMasi, Lauren

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2132
demasil@lanepowell.com
Edwards, Scott M.

Edwards, Scott M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7010
edwardss@lanepowell.com
Gadon, John H.

Gadon, John H.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2130
gadonj@lanepowell.com
Hobson, Justin E.

Hobson, Justin E.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2136
hobsonj@lanepowell.com
Horowitz, Lewis M.

Horowitz, Lewis M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7401
horowitzl@lanepowell.com
Kimmelfield, Neil

Kimmelfield, Neil

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2196
kimmelfieldn@lanepowell.com
Kittle, Daniel A.

Kittle, Daniel A.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7074
kittled@lanepowell.com

The Tax Practice Group at Lane Powell assists clients with federal, state, local, and international tax matters.  We work closely with clients and their accountants to reduce taxes associated with business activities and significant transactions, and in the areas of tax review, compliance, reporting and controversy.  The Firm’s Tax practice has been highly ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers annual “Best Law Firms” survey.

Federal Tax Practice

The Tax Practice Group advises clients on tax issues arising in connection with the formation and restructuring of business entities; the purchase or sale of assets; mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other reorganizations; public and private financing; tax-credit subsidies; and a wide range of events that give rise to income or costs that must be accounted for.  Our goal is to ensure that our clients have considered and utilized appropriate tax saving strategies in all of their affairs.

We work with clients to resolve tax controversies with the IRS at the examination level, in administrative appeals and, when appropriate, in litigation.  Our attorneys have represented clients in tax matters before the U.S. Tax Court and the Court of Federal Claims and in appeals to the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits.

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State and Local Tax Practice

Lane Powell tax attorneys identify state and local tax saving opportunities for clients in their ongoing businesses.  Our tax attorneys also assist with entity formation and structuring business transactions such as sales and acquisitions of businesses and real estate.  Our expertise covers the full range of state and local taxes, including income, gross receipts, sales and use, estate, employment and special excise taxes.

The Firm represents clients before the Oregon and Washington State Departments of Revenue in the course of audits, administrative appeals, interpretive procedures and predeterminations of tax liability. We have achieved favorable results for clients in tax litigation in Oregon and Washington.

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International Tax Practice

Lane Powell has considerable experience in dealing with the tax consequences of business and investment transactions that cross international borders.  Members of the Tax Practice Group advise U.S. and foreign companies on structuring their business activities to minimize foreign and U.S. taxation.

Inbound:  The Tax Practice Group advises non-U.S. individuals and business entities on the U.S. tax consequences of establishing, conducting, and terminating business activities in the United States.  Services include the selection, formation, and capitalization of business entities, expatriation strategies and structuring of commercial operations.

Outbound:  Our attorneys assist clients with structuring non-U.S. investments and operations and making effective use of treaties to reduce the complexity and tax cost of doing business outside the United States.  We work with clients to address such matters as withholding taxes, export incentives, foreign tax credits and branch profits taxes.

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Lane Powell provides sophisticated and comprehensive advice to corporations, governmental entities, and multiemployer plans on a broad range of compensation and benefits matters.  We prepare documents for and provide advice regarding the design, administration, and tax treatment of qualified retirement plans (including defined benefit plans, ESOPs, and profit sharing and 401(k) plans), non-qualified retirement plans (including deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, and excess benefit plans), equity compensation plans (including equity plans granting stock options and restricted stock, and phantom equity plans granting restricted stock units and stock appreciation rights), health and welfare plans (including fully insured and self-funded plans, cafeteria and flexible spending arrangements, multiple employer welfare arrangements, health savings accounts, and other plans), and other compensatory arrangements (including change-in-control agreements, long-term incentive compensation plans, and severance agreements).  We have extensive experience dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on matters involving benefit plans.  We counsel our clients on matters involving corporate governance as well as their fiduciary duties under ERISA.  We assist with disputes regarding employee benefit, equity, and other compensation claims, including litigation for ERISA and non-ERISA plans and arrangements.

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Charitable and Tax-Exempt Organizations

We assist nonprofit corporations with obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, and we provide advice on project financing (including financing benefiting from federal and state tax credits), ownership structure for charitable and for-profit activities, joint ventures with for-profit businesses, unrelated business taxable income and tax-exempt financing.  We have substantial experience with public/private partnerships and advising tax-exempt clients on governmental relations issues.

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Trusts and Estates

Lane Powell has an active trusts and estates practice.  Our attorneys focus on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable gift planning for high-net worth individuals and business owners.  We work closely with clients to understand their estate planning goals, then meet those goals by working collaboratively with the client’s other advisors to provide innovative, tax-sensitive solutions.  Many of our clients own interests in closely held businesses, and we work closely with those business owners to ensure that their estate plans are tailored to address their unique business succession concerns.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in all facets of estate and trust administration, including preparation of transfer tax returns and representation of clients before the IRS in gift and estate audits.  Several attorneys in our group focus their practice on trust and estate dispute resolution.  We regularly represent fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and family members in contested matters before the courts or in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration or mediation.  We recognize the important role that philanthropy plays in many clients’ plans, and our attorneys frequently provide advice on the formation and administration of private foundations, split interest charitable gifts and donor advised funds.

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Taxation

Davis, Paige L.

Davis, Paige L.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7137
davisp@lanepowell.com
Day, Craig A.

Day, Craig A.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.654.7819
dayc@lanepowell.com
DeMasi, Lauren

DeMasi, Lauren

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2132
demasil@lanepowell.com
Edwards, Scott M.

Edwards, Scott M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7010
edwardss@lanepowell.com
Gadon, John H.

Gadon, John H.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2130
gadonj@lanepowell.com
Hobson, Justin E.

Hobson, Justin E.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2136
hobsonj@lanepowell.com
Horowitz, Lewis M.

Horowitz, Lewis M.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7401
horowitzl@lanepowell.com
Kimmelfield, Neil

Kimmelfield, Neil

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2196
kimmelfieldn@lanepowell.com
Kittle, Daniel A.

Kittle, Daniel A.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7074
kittled@lanepowell.com

Taxation

Date
09.26.2016
08.17.2016
07.11.2016
06.10.2016
04.08.2016
11.10.2015
11.02.2015
08.17.2015
07.08.2015
06.12.2015
11.24.2014
11.10.2014
11.04.2014
08.18.2014
07.09.2014
06.13.2014
11.01.2013
08.15.2013
07.15.2013
07.12.2013

Taxation

Date
12.08.2016
07.22.2016
07.21.2016
06.30.2016
06.15.2016
06.15.2016
03.21.2016
02.11.2016
12.11.2015
12.08.2015
08.12.2015
08.03.2015
01.26.2015
01.20.2015
12.29.2014
11.05.2014
10.22.2014
08.05.2014
06.20.2014
04.08.2014
10.30.2013
10.16.2013
09.27.2013
08.30.2013
06.10.2013
07.19.2012
05.30.2012
05.15.2012
05.09.2012
03.26.2012
12.01.2011
06.27.2011
05.10.2011
04.15.2011
04.06.2011
04.01.2011
02.24.2011
02.17.2011
02.15.2011
01.11.2011
12.27.2010
11.29.2010
11.08.2010
10.25.2010
06.03.2010
04.19.2010
04.01.2010
03.08.2010
03.01.2010
02.12.2010
01.21.2010
12.14.2009
12.01.2009
11.16.2009
10.14.2009
09.22.2009
09.10.2009
08.31.2009
08.27.2009
08.19.2009
08.19.2009
08.14.2009
08.14.2009
08.12.2009
07.29.2009
07.17.2009
07.14.2009
07.14.2009
07.06.2009
05.14.2009
04.06.2009
03.11.2009
03.10.2009
03.04.2009
12.01.2008
10.13.2008
10.01.2008
06.20.2008
06.19.2008
06.01.2008
05.16.2008
05.02.2008
04.17.2008
03.12.2008
03.11.2008
02.15.2008
11.01.2007
11.01.2007
10.17.2007
08.01.2007
05.01.2007
04.01.2007
01.26.2007
12.01.2006
10.01.2006
08.01.2006
11.01.2005
09.01.2005
07.29.2005
06.29.2005
01.20.2005
02.23.2004
01.10.2004
09.30.2003
09.13.2003
03.01.2003
02.01.2003
01.24.2003
12.05.2002
10.01.2002
01.02.2002
07.01.2001
02.13.2001
06.01.2000

Taxation

Date
05.26.2016
12.04.2014
11.14.2014
11.04.2014
09.30.2014
05.05.2014
04.29.2014
04.23.2014
12.06.2013
11.08.2013
09.25.2013
09.23.2013
05.17.2013
05.06.2013
04.23.2013
02.22.2013
02.02.2013
01.24.2013
09.29.2012
06.15.2012