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Ada Ko

Ada Ko

Practice areas:

Tax, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, International Law, Franchising

About Me

With over 30 years of legal experience, Ada has broad experience counseling domestic and international clients on all aspects of tax, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, franchises, and import/export business. Her practice emphasizes the tax aspects of cross-border business and investments. Ada acts as tax counsel to foreign pension plans, and foreign, state and local governments in their U.S. investments.

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Languages Spoken: Cantonese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Tax: 35%
    22 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    32 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    32 years
  4. International Law: 10%
    17 years
  5. Franchising: 5%
    17 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Bradley Alexander Evens

    This lawyer is my go to lawyer for business and tax referrals. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Garvey Schubert Barer

1191 SECOND AVE, SUITE 1800
SEATTLE, WA, 98101

Garvey Schubert Barer

1191 Second Ave, Suite 1800
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198306/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America in Tax2013
Seattle MagazineBest in the Business in Tax2013
Licensed Customs BrokerU.S. Customs Border Protections2013
The Best Lawyers in America in TaxThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Best in the Business in TaxSeattle Magazine2012
The Best Lawyers in America® Tax LawThe Best Lawyers in America®2011
President of WSBA Tax SectionWashington State Bar Association Tax Section Members2008
Avvo Top Tax LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Youngest GraduateUniversity of Washington1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/Attorney/Licensed Customs BrokerGARVEY SCHUBERT BARER2011 - Present
Shareholder/AttorneyLANE POWELL PC1999 - 2011
TAX COUNSELCITY OF SEATTLE1990 - 1999
AssociateO'SHEA, BARNARD & MARTIN1987 - 1990
AttorneyRainier National Bank and private practice1983 - 1987

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationCommittee Coordinator (Officer)2012 - Present
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationDeputy Committee Coordinator2010 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionPresident2010 - 2010
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationDeputy Committee Coordinator (Officer)2010 - 2012
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationChair, Tax Law Committee2005 - 2008
International Bar AssociationMember, Tax Committee2000 - 2012
University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Tax ProgramAdjunct Professor of Law2000 - 2011
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington Bankers AssociationInstructor1983 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Business Law Section newsletterInvesting in Canada Through a U.S. Limited Liability Company: The Impact of New Paragraph 6 to Article IV of the Canada-US Tax Treaty2009
State Tax NotesA National Sales Tax After Quill? A Proposal for State and Local Taxation of the Sales of Goods and Services on the Internet1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTAXLL.M - Master of Laws1999
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of WashingtonPublic Relations and Contemporary DanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
GSB Tax RoundtableFBAR and Form 8938 Foreign Financial Reporting2012
2012 IPBA Annual Conference - Delhi, IndiaFATCA Regulations and Cross Border Financing2012
GSB Tax RoundtableFATCA Compliance2011
Tax Provisions in Federal and State Stimulus ProgramsIndividual Tax Benefits2009
Doing Business in ChinaTax Issues in China2009
2008 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - LOS ANGELESU.S. TAXATION2008
2007 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - BEIJINGTAX - Transfer Pricing2007
2006 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAU.S. TAXATION2006
2005 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - BALIU.S. TAXATION2005
2004 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - KOREAFINANCING2004
2002 IPBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - HONG KONGU.S. TAXATION2002
WSBA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTIONINTERNATIONAL TAX2000
Serious Money on KCTS TVINVESTMENT TAX ADVICE2000