practices in the areas of trusts and estates and wealth transfer
planning, tax planning and controversy, and business and real estate
transactions, with an emphasis on planning and succession issues
involving closely-held and family businesses.
He is a graduate
of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of
Washington School of Law. Mr. Preston is the author of numerous tax and
estate planning articles, including "Tax Court Rebuffs IRS View that
Power to Remove Trustee is Retained Control," 80 Journal of Taxation
No. 3 (March 1994), "Spouse's Stock in a Divorce Can Be Redeemed Tax
Free," 78 Journal of Taxation No. 6 (June 1993), and "When Will Crummey
Transfers to Contingent Beneficiaries Be Excludable Present Interest?"
76 Journal of Taxation No. 2 (February 1992).
Mr. Preston is a member of the Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Ohio State Bars.
Licensed since 1985
I've sought Robert's advice on a number of major issues over the years since we co-authored an article about a significant tax controversy that was resolved in the US Supreme Court. Robert has always provide the soundest of advice which produced winning results. I know that Robert is the "go-to" guy for major business transactions in Oregon and I would refer a matter of any magnitude to him with utmost confidence.
Richard Hart Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter