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Gregg D Barton

Gregg D Barton

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About Me

Gregg D. Barton focuses his practice in state and local taxation in Washington (including Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma matters), Oregon and Alaska. He handles gross receipts, sales and use, net income, ad valorem, real estate excise and public utility tax matters. He is experienced in obtaining private rulings, handling audits and administrative appeals, and litigation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Tax: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Ronald L. Bueing

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Gregg is a very experienced and competent attorney, especially in the area of Washington excise taxes.

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    Ronald Bueing Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Perkins Coie

1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3266

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198707/05/2015
ORActive198508/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Avvo Top Tax LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
ListedBest Lawyers in America2008
ListedWashington Super Lawyers2008
Seattle Best LawyerN/A2007
ListedBest Lawyers in America2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Firmwide Chair, State and Local Tax PracticePerkins Coie LLP1999 - Present
PartnerBogle & Gates PLLC1989 - 1999
Tax ConsultantTouche Ross & Co.1985 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Income Tax School Planning CommitteeMember2006 - 2008
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, State and Local Taxes CommitteeExecutive Committee1997 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, State and Local Taxes Committee, Important Developments SubcommitteeChair1997 - 2005
American Bar AssociationManaging Editor, ABA Sales & Use Tax Desk Book1989 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, State Tax CommitteeN/A1989 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Group Health Cooperative v. City of Seattle, 189 P.3d 216 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008)Group Health entitled to $1 million plus refund.
HomeStreet, Inc. et al v. State of Washington Department of RevenueDecision for HomeStreet.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2008
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2007
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2006
ABA The State and Local Tax LawyerState Important Developments (Oregon and Alaska)2005
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2005
ABA The State and Local Tax LawyerState Important Developments (Oregon and Alaska)2004
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2004
ABA The State and Local Tax LawyerState Important Developments (Oregon and Alaska)2003
Journal of MultiState Taxation and IncentivesU.S. Supreme Court Update2003
ABA The State and Local Tax LawyerState Important Developments (Oregon and Alaska)2002
ABA The State and Local Tax LawyerState Important Developments (Oregon and Alaska)2001
ABA Sales and Use Tax Desk BookWashington ChapterN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1989
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation Advanced Income Tax SeminarApportionment Issues Affecting Affiliated Entities2008
Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Seattle ChapterEconomic Nexus and Other Trends in Sales/Use & Income Tax Nexus2007
Income Tax School, Institute for Professionals in TaxationTaxpayer Relief from Unfair Apportionment2007
Income Tax School, Institute for Professionals in TaxationGross Receipts Taxes2007
ABA Tax Section Committee on State & Local TaxesPacific Northwest SALT Highlights2007
Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Seattle ChapterWe've Been Sued: Class Action Lawsuits2006
Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, Vanderbilt University Law SchoolNon-Governmental Tax Litigation2006
ABA Tax Section, Committee on State & Local TaxesGross Receipts Taxes: The Wave of the Future?2006
Council on State Taxation (COST), Annual MeetingDealing with the Growing Trend Towards Gross Receipts Taxes2006
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Advanced Income Tax SeminarUpdate on Income Tax Nexus2006
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Advanced Income Tax SeminarIs There any Relief from Fair Apportionment Unfairly Applied or Unfair Apportionment? -- A Critical Review of Discretionary Apportionment Method Issues2006
New Mexico Tax Research InstituteClass Action and Qui Tam Litigation: Do We Need 'Tort Reform' in Taxation?2005
Institute for Professionals in Taxation Annual ConferenceLawsuits by Private Litigants for the Under and Over-Collection of Sales Taxes2005
Council on State Taxation (COST), Income Tax/Spring Audit SessionCost of Performance/Service Industry Issues2005
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Advanced Sales/Use Tax SeminarManufacturing Exemptions2005
New Jersey Chapter Tax Executives Institute, Inc.Apportionment and Combination Pitfalls and What to do About Them2004
Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, Vanderbilt University Law SchoolBounty Hunters — Wanted, Dead or Alive: You!2004
National Association of State Bar Tax SectionsClass Actions to Challenge State Taxes2004
Institute for Professionals in Taxation Sales & Use Tax SymposiumRelated Party Transactions2004
Council on State Taxation (COST), Fall Audit SessionNot Scared Yet? Here's Two Words For You: Qui Tam!2004
ABA Section of Taxation, Committee on State & Local TaxesThe False Claims Act: Can a Private Litigant Sue Remote Sellers for Failing to Collect Sales Tax?!!?2004
Council on State Taxation (COST), Sales Tax ConferenceLocal Taxes: Washington State’s Local Retail Sales and B&O Taxes2003
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Advanced Sales/Use Tax SeminarImpact of Local Sales, Use and Excise Taxes2003
Committee on State Taxation (COST), Spring Audit SessionWashington SALT Developments2001
ABA/Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Advanced Sales/Use Tax SeminarPractical Issues Involving E-Commerce Nexus2001