Justin E. Hobson

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2136 |

Areas of Practice

Justin Hobson is a member of Lane Powell’s Tax Practice Group. His practice includes all aspects of business taxation. He has particular experience counseling clients on a variety of cross-border tax matters, including global restructuring, cross-border transactions, entity formation, tax treaties, accounting for income taxes, transfer pricing, import and export taxes, customs duties, and value-added taxes.

Professional Experience

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    • Manager (2012-2015)
    • Senior Associate (2009-2012)
    • Associate (2007-2009)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington


  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Oregon Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Pacific Lutheran University (B.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 2004)
    • Beta Alpha Psi, Member
    • Pre-law Advisor

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Cannabis
  • FinTech
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Taxation
  • Transportation Client Team


  • “Portland the Trendsetter,” Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Author (May 2017)
  • “Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand: Illinois Court Rulings on Use Tax for Shipping Charges,” Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Author (January 2017)
  • “Initiative Petition 28 — Changing the Oregon Corporate Excise Minimum Tax,” Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Co-author (August 2016)
  • “New Tax Guidance on Wrongful Imprisonment Damages,” Lane Powell White Paper, Co-author (June 30, 2016)
  • “Recreational Cannabis — Section 280E and Tax Efficient Structuring,” Lane Powell White Paper, Co-author (June 15, 2016)
  • “Rethinking Choice of Entity — Section 1202 Stock,” Oregon State Bar Taxation Section Newsletter, Co-author (Spring 2016)
  • “Legislative Update: Oregon Business Taxation,” Association of Corporate Counsel Oregon Chapter Q1 2016 Newsletter, Author (March 2016)
  • “Retroactive Tax Law Provides Tax Benefits for Victims of Wrongful Incarceration,” Lane Powell White Paper, Co-author (February 11, 2016)
  • “IRS Continues Focus on Corporate Inversions,” Lane Powell Legal Update (December 8, 2015)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
    • Member at Large, Executive Committee, Tax Section
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association

Justin E. Hobson

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2136 |