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
Joel takes great pride in helping "bring the best and brightest into the United... more
Joel takes great pride in helping "bring the best and brightest into the United States." His immigration practice includes assisting immigrants to obtain employment visas, permanent residence, citizenship and naturalization in the United States. Joel's estate planning practice includes supervising everything from simple to complex probates and the preparation of federal estate tax return... view profile
Mr. Hallett is a founder of Chicoine & Hallett, P.S. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Hallett... more
Mr. Hallett is a founder of Chicoine & Hallett, P.S. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Hallett was a Special Trial Judge with the United States Tax Court, where he heard and decided more than 350 tax cases involving all areas of tax law. --- Mr. Hallett is a founder of Chicoine Hallett, P.S. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Hallett was a Special Trial Judge with the United States Tax Court, where he heard and de... view profile
Ms. Veliz joined LeSourd Patten, P.S. in 2008 after working for 13 years at the... more
Ms. Veliz joined LeSourd Patten, P.S. in 2008 after working for 13 years at the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. As an attorney for the IRS, she tried cases before the United States Tax Court involving individuals, corporations, and estates. She also provided advice to IRS agents during audits and on collection matters. In addition, Ms. Veliz represented the IRS in ban... 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.
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.