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Marc Kellogg Sellers

Tax Attorney at Portland, OR

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    Oregon - OR 45 years
    California - CA 45 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    50%

    45 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    30%

    43 years, 300 cases

  3. White collar crime
    20%

    43 years, 50 cases

Professional Experience


Marc Sellers has been named "Tax Lawyer of the Year - Tax Litigation and Controversy" for 2012 in Portland, Oregon by Best Lawyers, a preeminent national peer review organization.  Since joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 1980, Mr. Sellers has focused his practice in the areas of civil and criminal tax controversies, including administrative appeals and tax litigation. He has extensive experience working with tax controversies arising under the federal laws, as well as under the laws of the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

Mr. Sellers is the first attorney in the U.S. to obtain an award of attorney fees against the Internal Revenue Service under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (26 USC §7430). He has represented clients in tax controversies before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. District Court (Oregon and the Southern and Central Districts of California), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in the Oregon Tax Court. He also maintains an active transactional tax practice.

Mr. Sellers is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his work in tax law. Since 2006, he has been named an Oregon Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine. This peer-elected distinction is bestowed upon only the top 5% of all attorneys in the state of Oregon. He also carries an "AV" rating with Martindale Hubbell, their highest ranking.

 

Professional & Community Activities


Mr. Sellers has lectured extensively on many areas of the laws of taxation, including corporate, partnership and individual income taxation; property tax issues; civil and criminal tax controversies, and on many procedural areas of tax practice. He has also lectured on topics arising under the environmental criminal laws of the United States.

Mr. Sellers has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the Oregon Tax Bar for nine years, and in 2007, served as the Chairman of the Tax Section. He is a member and Past President of the Beaverton, Oregon Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors of the Beaverton Rotary Foundation. In addition to other civic activities, Mr. Sellers serves as pro bono legal counsel to several publicly supported charities in Washington County, Oregon. Mr. Sellers is an accomplished mountaineer and has competed at regional and national championship levels in martial arts sporting events.

 

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
California State Courts
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court

 

Education
Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws degree, Taxation (1980)
Loyola University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1978)
University of Redlands, Bachelor of Science degree (1975)

 

Articles
The AMT Crunch, BrainStorm NW, February 2007
Search & Seizure of Business Property: An Advisory for Business Owners and Managers

Location

Marc Kellogg Sellers
1211 Sw 5th Ave Ste 1800
Portland, OR, 97204-3718
Marc Kellogg Sellers
1800 Pacwest Center
1211 S.W/ Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR, 97204
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • 1994 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Schwabe Williamson Wyatt Moore & Roberts
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Schwabe Williamson Wyatt Moore & Roberts
  • 1980 - 1987

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master of Laws
  • 1980
  • Loyola Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Univ of Redlands
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Associations

  • Beaverton Rotary Club
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Tax Lawyer of the Year - Tax Litigation and Controversy - 2012
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • John L. Schwabe Client Service Award
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • 2010
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Beaverton Rotary Club
  • 1996
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Beaverton Rotary Club
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Brainstorm NW
  • The AMT Crunch
  • 2007
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Search & Seizure of Business Property: An Advisory for Business Owners and Managers
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Tax Institute
  • Current Topics in Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies
  • 2013
  • Tax Controversies for the CPA
  • Tax Controversies for the CPA
  • 2011
  • Oregon Tax Institute
  • Current Topics in Tax Controversies
  • 2010

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Portland Tax Lawyer Marc Kellogg Sellers
Marc Kellogg Sellers
Tax Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 45 years