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Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Practice areas:

Tax, Corporate & Incorporation, Business, International Law

About Me

I moved to the northwest with my family in 2006 after practicing for 16 years in New York City.    When not practicing law, I practice piano and the mandolin, sing with the Bainbridge Chorale, write poetry and enjoy time with my husband (a professional pianist) and 11 year old daughter.   


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Tax: 70%
    25 years
  2. International Law: 10%
    9 years
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Qingqing Miao

    Jenny is an extremely competent attorney. She brings to the legal community over twenty years' of experience and her passion to the profession. Jenny is very responsive and pleasant to work with. Jenny is definitely my go-to person when I need expert opinion on tax issues.


    Qingqing Miao Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Teresa B Daggett

    Jenny Coates is very knowledgeable and experienced in international tax issues, including Canadian cross-border matters, and in a variety of other tax issues that affect U.S. businesses. In addition to her extensive experience in tax matters, Jenny is a trusted advisor to many small businesses and their owners. I highly recommend Jenny to my clients who need a tax lawyer for their businesses.


    Teresa Daggett Securities Offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jenny Coates Law PLLC

6100 Lynwood Center Road
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC

Seattle office
800 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4100
Seattle, WA, 98104




NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer on Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Review2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Tax Consultant/WriterBloomberg Law2011 - Present
Owner/ManagerJenny Coates Law, PLLC2011 - Present
Senior Tax AttorneyDorsey & Whitney2006 - 2011
Tax AttorneySidley Austin Brown & Wood1993 - 2006
Tax associateDewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer & Wood1990 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women in TaxMember2010 - Present
Washington Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Partnership TaxationFinal Section 731(c) Regulations on Distributions of Marketable Securities Favor Taxpayers1997
Journal of Partnership TaxationProposed Regulations Clarify Rules on Distributions of Marketable Securities1996
Brooklyn Journal of International LawComparison of United States and Canadian Approaches to the Rights of Privacy and Abortion1989


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1994
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Yale UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Breakfast CLEThis month'Those Foreign Accounts You Forgot: Stiff U.S. Penalties to Jog Your Memory2014
SSA MeetingEB-5 Visas and Related Tax US Issues2012
Special Considerations for Cross-Border Tax PlanningCross-Border Tax Planning2012
Securities, Crowdfunding and JOBS Act WebinarCrowdfunding Tax Considerations2012
March WWT LuncheonCross-border M&A Tax Issues2012
Employee Compensation for Start-upsEmployee Compensation Tax Issues2012
WSBA CLE and WSBA International Law SectionU.S. Tax Issues to Watch Out for in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions2011