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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Nature of the Firm

The firm continues to evolve since established in 1992. Originally, the firm was established following a traditional law office model with staff attorneys and support personnel. As our clients needs and technology changed, so has our business model.

The firm now offers a scalable solution to address your legal needs. We have developed a network of experienced attorneys that can be brought to bear on your personal and business legal issues on an as-needed basis and provide the solutions you desire within the time restraints that are dictated by circumstances.

We have been practicing tax and business law since the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 was adopted. We continuously monitor the pulse of current planning strategies, tax litigation results, and federal and state legislative trends to constantly improve our  approach to complex legal issues. 

 

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Attorney

 

Gregory P Bessert

From working at a Portland boutique tax and business law firm to working with at a Seattle regional law firm to opening his own practice in 1992, Greg has represented tax and business clients large and small for nearly 25 years. He continues to offer creative solutions for clients with needs in estate planning and business transactions, while representing clients at all levels of the Internal Revenue Service, Washington's Dept. of Revenue, and Oregon's Dept. of Revenue to resolve taxpayer issues with federal and state tax laws.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LL.M Taxation, 1986

GONZAGA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, cum laude 1985

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Construction Engineering Management, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Washington Bar Association
  • Oregon Bar Association

Experience Before the Following Courts

  • Washington State Courts
    • Washington Court of Appeals Div. II
    • Washington Superior Court
    • Washington Board of Tax Appeals
  • Oregon State Courts
    • Oregon Supreme Court
    • Oregon Court of Appeals
    • Oregon Tax Court
    • Oregon Circuit Court
  • US Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Tax Court

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Tax Strategies for Estate, Retirement and Financial Planning, National Business Institute, February 27, 2018, Seattle, Washington (Top Lifetime Transfer Strategies to Reduce Taxes; Legal Ethics in Tax Practice)

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; Clark County Bar Association, February 9, 2018, Vancouver, Washington.

Estate Planning from A to Z; National Business Institute, December 18, 2017, Portland, Oregon (Basic Tax Planning; Business Succession Planning)

Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide; National Business Institute, August 18, 2016, Portland, Oregon (Basics of Trust Accounting; Tax Favored Use of Trusts)

Sales & Use Tax in Washington; National Business Institute, October 17, 2013, Vancouver, Washington (Complying With and Enforcing Sales and Use Tax; Understanding Select Core Industry Issues and Considerations)

The Probate Process from Start to Finish; National Business Institute, December 13, 2012, Vancouver, Washington (Award in Lieu of Homestead; Putting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate)

Revenue Recognition: Contracts with Customers; Sonitrol National Dealers Association, April 13, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana