Scott Edwards advises clients on state and local tax matters. His experience spans the full business and tax spectrum, ranging from tax planning and transactional matters to tax controversy and litigation. READ MORE
Scott helps clients minimize the tax costs of doing business, offering advice on entity formation and structuring transactions including sales and acquisitions of businesses and real estate. While focusing on gross receipts taxes — particularly Washington’s B&O tax, and sales and use taxes — his practice covers the full range of state and local taxes.
Scott represents clients in the course of tax controversies including audits, administrative appeals, tax refund claims and litigation. He has tried numerous cases before the Washington State Department of Revenue, and more than 10 before the Washington Supreme Court.
Scott advises clients in a wide array of industries including financial institutions, manufacturers, retailers, service providers, technology, aircraft owners and operators, and senior living.
Chambers® USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Scott for his work in tax law, stating that he has "cultivated a reputation as one of the top state and local tax lawyers in town."
University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Adjunct Professor of Law (Tax) (2000-Present)
Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Associate Editor (1998-2015)
Bogle & Gates, Senior Attorney (1996-1999)
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax Committee
Association of Washington Business
American Red Cross, Western Washington Region
Washington Research Council, Executive Committee
St. Cecilia Parish Finance Council, Chair
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax (2020)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax (2012-2020)
“Washington Super Lawyer,” Thomson Reuters, Tax (2012-2019)
Avvo Rated 10/10 “Superb”
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