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  1. Tax: 24%
  2. Employment & Labor: 24%
  3. Employee Benefits: 24%
    33 years
  4. Health Care: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%

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    Wally has a high level of integrity and a wealth of expertise in the area of employee benefits.


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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

800 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR, 97401

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

1211 SW Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Portland, OR, 97204



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2010
Oregon Super Lawyer, Employee BenefitsSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Oregon Super Lawyer, Employee BenefitsSuperLawyers2008
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2008
Oregon Super Lawyer, Employee BenefitsSuperLawyers2007
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers, Employee BenefitsBest Lawyers in America2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSchwabe Williamson & Wyatt2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Employee Benefits CounselMember2008 - Present
IRS Pacific Coast Area Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) CouncilMember2008 - Present
Western Pension and Benefits ConferencePast President1995 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1994 - Present
Western Pension and Benefits Conference (Portland chapter)Past President1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
RIA Tax Advisors Planning SeriesDesigning severance packages.2002
Journal of Taxation of Employee BenefitsHealth and welfare benefits law: Constant refinement means practitioner awareness is critical2000
Journal of Taxation of Employee BenefitsSelf-insured medical plans: Cost savings for employers, but design must consider nondiscrimination standards2000
Journal of Taxation of Employee BenefitsVEBAs may be the solution for clients' welfare benefit plans1999
AICPA Course BookVEBAs, cafeteria plans and other fringe benefit plans1998
Journal of Taxation of Employee BenefitsIRS finally issues new COBRA regulations. Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits1998
Warren, Gorham & Lamont publicationTaxation of health and welfare benefits1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul UniversityN/AMaster of Science in Taxation1983
DePaul University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1982
Loyola University ChicagoAccountingBachelor of Business Administration1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Benefits ConferenceDOL Investigation Update2011
2010 Annual MeetingHealth Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know and Do!2010
Lorman Education ServicesHIPAA Portability and Nondiscrimination Rules" and "ERISA Reporting and Disclosure Requirements2007
Annual MeetingSelf-Insured Arrangements; Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)2007
2007 Los Angeles Benefits ConferenceLitigation Update2007
2007 Employee Benefits ConferenceIRS & DOL Audits2007