also known as Jeff Helsdon
Jeff is AV Preeminent Peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Jeff is committed to precision in his law practice. Jeff practices in the areas of real estate and business and has been a Qualified Intermediary for real estate investment exchanges under § 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code for over 25 years. In that capacity, he is well-respected and is called upon to accommodate many complex, large 1031 exchange transactions throughout the United States. He was the first Certified Exchange Specialist® in the south Puget Sound.
Jeff was the Producer and Emcee of the 10th Anniversary tribute to the working dogs of 9/11. The event was held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Ground Zero. Click here to see the video of this moving event: 9/11 Tribute Ceremony.
Jeff organized the national event celebrating the Centennial Year of the Doberman Pinscher in the United States in 2008. The Centennial Committee, which he formed and led, flew living World War II Marine War Dog Handlers from the South Pacific campaign to Topeka, Kansas for a special ceremony at which they were honored. The highlight of the evening was the signing by national working dog organizations of a document Jeff drafted entitled "Convention on Cooperation Among America's Working Dog Organizations," which was signed with the formalities of a treaty-signing ceremony. Following the signing, the Convenvtion on Cooperation was handed to the Deputy Director for the Office of Bombing Prevention with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who was in attendance.
To see more about the Centennial Event, to read the Convention on Cooperation, or to order a DVD of the event, go to http://www.dpca.org/faithful.
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I had the opportunity to work with Jeff on a recent Chapter 11 proceeding. I found him to be a dedicated and hard-working attorney, who really strives to perform top-notch work. His work in representing his client was excellent.
David Neu Real Estate Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Doberman Pinscher Club of America||2009|
|Pat Doniere Award||Doberman Pinscher Club of America||2008|
|Managing Member||Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Certified Exchange Specialist||Olympic Exchange Accommodators, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Managing Member||Sloan Bobrick Oldfield & Helsdon, P.S.||2003 - 2006|
|Principal||McFerran & Helsdon, P.S.||1989 - 2003|
|Qualified Intermediary||Tax Deferred Exchange Services, Inc.||1989 - 2003|
|General Counsel||Advanced Computer Technology, Inc.||1988 - 1989|
|Associate||Warren Kellogg Barber Dean and Fontes, P.S.||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Kennel Club Humane Fund||Founding Member||2008 - 2008|
|Doberman Pinscher Club of America||Delegate to the American Kennel Club||2007 - 2008|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Federation of Exchange Accommodators||Certified Exchange Specialist||1991 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Doberman Pinscher Club of America||Member||1989 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Tri-State Development, Ltd. v. Johnston, 160 F.3d 528 (9th Cir. 1998)||Judgment for defendant.|
|Mehlenbacher v. DeMont||Judgment for Defendants|
|In re Estate of Bachmeier||Supreme Court reversal of Court of Appeals decisio|
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|Doberman Pinscher Club of America||The American Kenne Club and PAWS: Whence Comes the Reversal of Course?||2005|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Washington||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Association of Professional Mortgage Women - Limited Practice Officer Conference||The Economic Loss Rule in Washington, and Developments in Section 1031 Exchanges||2009|
|South Puget Sound Escrow Association||Section 1031 Exchanges||2008|
|1031 Exchanges for the Certified Public Accountant||Complex 1031 Exchanges||2008|