Christopher N. Coyle joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as a Portland bankruptcy... more
Christopher N. Coyle joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as a Portland bankruptcy attorney in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he was a solo practitioner, practicing taxation and bankruptcy law. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Christopher clerked with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic. Outside of the office, Christopher enjoys... view profile
I love Estate Planning because I have the opportunity to work with people to plan... more
I love Estate Planning because I have the opportunity to work with people to plan for themselves, their family and their legacy. Most estate plans include a revocable living trust, a will, a power of attorney, an advance health care directive and HIPAA waiver. My number one priority is to ensure that the plan follows my clients' goals and values. I also work in after death trust and estate ad... view profile
Bob Winger acts as legal counsel to mid- and small-sized closely held businesses,... more
Bob Winger acts as legal counsel to mid- and small-sized closely held businesses, providing a full range of commercial services with an emphasis on corporate and partnership tax planning services, including income, gift, estate and property tax and succession planning. He serves on the advisory board of the Journal of State Taxation. In addition to his work as general counsel to business... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.