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Warren Louis Baker

Warren Louis Baker

Practice areas:

Tax, Estate Planning, Business

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About Me

Warren’s practice is focused on assisting clients in analyzing, structuring, and negotiating tax-efficient structures for complex investment and business transactions. Warren is a regular presenter and writer on several of the most cutting-edge tax law topics in the nation, and his articles are been published in both local and national publications.

RECENT EXAMPLE PRESENTATIONS:
--"Real Estate within Self-Directed IRAs: Trick or Treat?", CalCPA 2014 Real Estate Conference (San Francisco, CA – October 29, 2014)

--"Self-Directed IRAs and other interesting retirement plan developments", 59th Annual Estate Planning Seminar (Seattle, WA – October 31, 2014)

Warren also publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled, "Death & Taxes - Practical Advice for the Two Certainties in Life". The newsletter contains unique material to keep clients and colleagues informed on various legal and tax issues, including: self-directed IRA investing, estate planning, tax compliance, and business structures.

Warren's three primary areas of practice are: 
(1) Self-directed IRA consulting (tax consulting); 
(2) Legacy and trust planning (estate planning); and
(3) Business structuring and succession (business planning).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Tax: 60%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    11 years
  3. Business: 15%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($385/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Fairview Law Group, PS

1910 Fairview Avenue E., Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder / Managing AttorneyFairview Law Group, PS2014 - Present
ManagerAmicus Law Group, PC2010 - Present
Founder / Managing PartnerBaker & Carr, PS2005 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
East King County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Seattle Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Taxation Law NewsletterBoom! Boom! Boom! IRS fires three shots across the bow of self-directed IRA investors2014
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterSelf-directed IRAs - Top Five Complexities for Estate Planning Attorneys2014
Journal of AccountancySelf-Directed IRAs: A Tax Compliance Black Hole2013
WealthCounselTop 3 Reasons to Talk to a Tax Attorney Before Forming a Self-Directed IRA or IRA LLC2013
Financial Planning magazineMitt Romney’s Huge IRA Raises Questions for Advisors2012
Puget Sound Business JournalSelf-directed IRAs pose challenges in estate planning2012
WealthCounselThe Self-Directed IRA (six part article series)2011
Puget Sound Business JournalYou invested into WHAT with your retirement account?!?2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws (Taxation)2005
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Washington - SeattlePsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting & ConferenceSelf-Directed IRAs: Problems, Problems Everywhere... So Why Should You Care?2014
The "Arizona Institute" - Phoenix, AZNontraditional Retirement Account Investing Using Self-Directed IRAs2014
59th Annual Estate Planning Conference - Seattle, WASelf-Directed IRAs and other interesting retirement plan developments2014
2014 Real Estate Conference - San Francisco, CAReal Estate within Self-Directed IRAs: Trick or Treat?2014
Washington Planned Giving Council quarterly meetingBeneficiary Designations: Blunders and Planning2012
Washington Society of CPAsThe Self-Directed IRA: Retirement Dream or Tax Nightmare?2011
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsEstate Planning Challenges with Self-Directed IRAs2011
East King County Estate Planning Council quarterly meetingTax and Estate Planning Issues Surrounding Non-Traditional IRA Investing2011