Gregg D. Barton focuses his practice in state and local taxation in Washington (... more
Gregg D. Barton focuses his practice in state and local taxation in Washington (including Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma matters), Oregon and Alaska. He handles gross receipts, sales and use, net income, ad valorem, real estate excise and public utility tax matters. He is experienced in obtaining private rulings, handling audits and administrative appeals, and litigation.
Recognized by Seattle magazine as a Top Lawyer (tax law), Seattle Business Monthly... more
Recognized by Seattle magazine as a Top Lawyer (tax law), Seattle Business Monthly magazine as a Best Business Lawyer (tax law),Washington Law Politics magazine as a Rising Star, andSuper Lawyersmagazine and Seattle Metmagazine as a Top Lawyer, my practice isfocused primarily upon general business and corporation law with a heavy emphasis on federal and state taxes. I enjoy working with closel... view profile
My practice concentrates on general business and estate planning with a strong... more
My practice concentrates on general business and estate planning with a strong emphasis on tax planning for partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, and individuals. I draft legal documents such as partnerhsip/shareholder agreements, wills, trust documents, and lease agreements. I assist with all phases of real estate development and operations. I also represent clients before IRS Appeals a... 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.