I am a startup and corporate transactions attorney in Seattle. My practice falls... more
I am a startup and corporate transactions attorney in Seattle. My practice falls into three broad categories: Startups and emerging companies; Angel and venture financings; and Mergers & acquisitions. I represent companies from inception to exit, and provide general counsel services along the way. For example, I regularly help companies adopt and administer stock option and other for... view profile
- Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation - Over ten years of experience with the... more
- Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation - Over ten years of experience with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel - Represented the Internal Revenue Service in over forty litigated cases in the United States Tax Court
George C. Mastrodonato, a principal, joined Carney Badley Spellman in April 2010. Mr.... more
George C. Mastrodonato, a principal, joined Carney Badley Spellman in April 2010. Mr. Mastrodonato was previously a partner in the Seattle office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, and a shareholder in both the Olympia and Seattle offices of Lane Powell PC. His practice focuses on Washington state and local taxes. He represents a diverse group of clients in a wide variety of industries, including forest ... view profile
As chair of the firm's real estate department and past chair of the firm's business... more
As chair of the firm's real estate department and past chair of the firm's business department, I focus on real estate, business, and tax matters for individuals and privately held companies in addition to dental practice acquisitions and sales. I am a native to Washington and hold a master's degree in taxation, which broadens my ability to advise and assist clients effectively.
Rob McCallum's practice emphasizes the resolution of civil and criminal tax matters... more
Rob McCallum's practice emphasizes the resolution of civil and criminal tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington State Department of Revenue. He also represents clients in other federal and state criminal matters. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McCallum was a federal prosecutor with the Criminal Tax Section of the United States Department of Justice and... view profile
Mr. Jesse Valdez attended the Central Washington University for his undergraduate... more
Mr. Jesse Valdez attended the Central Washington University for his undergraduate studies, Seattle University School of Law for his J.D., and University of Washington School of Law for his LL.M. in Taxation. Jesse is a partner in the firm of Valdez Lehman PLLC. The firm cover various matters including: Estate Planning, Business Law and Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property,Taxationand Commer... 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.