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Jessica L McConnell

Tax Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   4 reviews

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    70%
    Assisting businesses and individuals with federal, state and local tax controversies, including tax audits, employment tax matters, tax liens, compliance, offers in compromise, installment agreements, and collection matters.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Assisting businesses and individuals with bankruptcy filings, dissolutions, liquidations, debt settlement and negotiations with creditors, personal guarantees, and general financial analysis.

  3. Business
    10%
    Business formation, advising officers and board of directors on fiduciary liability, general financial analysis, dissolution, liquidation and taxation.

My practice concentrates on federal, state and local tax controversies, including tax audits, tax liens, offers in compromise and tax collection matters. Since becoming an attorney, I have helped hundreds of businesses and individuals efficiently resolve major tax and financial problems.

 

Well-versed in all areas of tax controversy, I excel at complex audits, offers in compromise, employment tax liabilities, resolving tax liens, and protecting clients against unwanted and unexpected collection efforts. I also handle a variety of insolvency and bankruptcy cases for both businesses and individuals including debt settlement, business liquidations, and advising officers of fiduciary liabilities during insolvency. 

 

In the 2010 through 2012 and 2017 through 2020 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, I was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of tax law. The annual Rising Stars list identifies the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for ten or fewer years. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state receive the honor.

 

I hold leadership roles in the Oregon State Bar, where I plan and present educational seminars, serve on legislative workgroups, and author articles about developments in the law. 

Licensed for 14 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jessica

Samuels Yoelin Kantor, LLP
111 SW Fifth Ave.
Suite 3800
Portland, OR, 97204

Reviews

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Posted by En | March 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally Talented, To the Point Tax Lawyer
I initially found Jessica through a gem of a referral from one of her colleagues at Williams Kastner, a gentlemen who informed me that Jessica was one of the best in her field. He advocated for her talent in tax & business law passionately, and after consulting / partnering with her for several months now, I can echo this sentiment confidently. Jessica is remarkably efficient, to the point, candid, and a wealth of information for that segment of the population (me) who finds tax law painful to navigate and even more foreboding to engage. She cuts through the noise while developing solid mitigation plans for clients, and is unfailingly helpful in translating legal issues into something ingestible by your everyday business owner. Jessica helped me resolve a nontrivially complex employment tax issue with a legacy LLC, and without her expertise I would have undoubtedly ended up spending an order of magnitude more money and time unraveling long IRS notifications and mercurial levy clauses. I could not possibly give her a higher recommendation. If you choose to work with her & her firm, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
I have high expectations generally and was looking for someone who would get what we needed done in a short period of time and also had our best interest at heart. Jessica's attention to detail is on point. She's professional, organized, and kept us in the loop about our bill as well as the happenings of our purchase of a business here in town. If you're looking for a great lawyer who makes things happen, look no more. Worth every penny spent.
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Posted by Owyn | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent counsel and execution
Jessica and her firm helped us through the purchase of the assets of an existing business on an accelerated timeline. She provided excellent advice, drafted agreements, edited contracts from the seller's lawyer to protect our interests, and negotiated the sale successfully. She was a pleasure to work with, and we'll definitely work with her and her firm again.
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Posted by Tamara | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Tax Advice
If you need advice or legal help in Tax issues Jessica is one of the most knowledgeable, approachable attorney's I've ever spoken with. She made great use of our time and made everything make a lot more sense to me as a home owner, landlord, small business owner and more.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Samuels Yoelin Kantor, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Williams Kastner Greene & Markley
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Greene & Markley
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Greene & Markley
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Greene & Markley
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Greene & Markley
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Certificate of Federal Tax Law
  • 2008
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Taxation Section, Laws Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Taxation Section, New Tax Lawyers Committee
  • Founding Member and Former Vice-Chair
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Taxation Section - Broadbrush Taxation CLE Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Up & Coming Lawyer honoree
  • The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter
  • U.S. Supreme Court Case Notes (Fall)
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter
  • Bankruptcy Court Case Notes
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter
  • State Court Case Notes (Winter)
  • 2009
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter
  • State Court Case Notes (Fall)
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Commercial Real Estate Women Lunch & Learn
  • Tax Tips for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2015
  • Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Super Saturday CLE Seminar
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Super Saturday CLE Seminar
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Broadbrush Taxation CLE Seminar
  • An Overview of Bankruptcy and Tax (Co-presenter)
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meeting
  • Case Note Summaries (Co-presenter)
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar, New Tax Lawyers Seminar
  • Tax Controversy Basics
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section CLE Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Court Case Notes
  • 2010
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Portland Tax Lawyer Jessica L McConnell
Jessica L McConnell
Tax Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 14 years