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Kent Anderson

Tax Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   17 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1988

About Kent

Learn Kent’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    I handle consumer bankruptcy cases for debtors only. I am a regular speaker at state, regional and national bankruptcy programs for lawyers on housing, tax and bankruptcy issues.

    46 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Tax
    40%
    Many years of experience in practice before the Internal Revenue Service and Oregon Department of Revenue has made me a valued referral source for accountants, tax preparers and other attorneys. I am a frequent public speaker on bankruptcy and tax matters before various groups of lawyers and tax professional organizations.

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    10%

    46 years

  4. Probate
    10%

    46 years

I HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 35 YEARS PROTECTING MY CLIENTS FROM THE IRS AND DEBT COLLECTORS.

A tax and debt relief practitioner and consumer advocate, Mr. Anderson has also been certified in Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.  He has practiced in the Oregon Bankruptcy Court since being admitted to the federal court bar in 1979.  He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Mr. Anderson is also a member of the Bankruptcy Law Network, LLC, a group of bankruptcy attorneys who collaborate in one of the most comprehensive publications on bankruptcy and consumer matters available on the Worldwide Web.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Kent Anderson Law Office
888 West Park Street
Eugene, OR, 97401

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jesse | September 15, 2009
He should be your first stop!
I've reached out to a number of lawyers on this site, and Kent Anderson gains my recommendation above all others. I am not able to use him in the end due to jurisdiction, however he has been very helpful in providing guidance and referrals for me. If you can use Kent, I recommend making him your first stop.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
Look no further! Kent Anderson should be your Attorney.
Mr. Anderson is an exceptional Attorney. Communicative, responsive and he cares about your case. Mr. Anderson's calm demeanor made all the difference in the world for us at a time when we were thinking the worst. He is confident because of his extensive knowledge on the law. If you are in need of services it is my suggestion you retain Mr. Kent Anderson.
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Posted by Paula | January 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with the results!!
I had the Kent Anderson Law Office prepare my 2021 taxes for me. They did an excellent job and would highly recommend them. It was done quickly and very professionally.
Posted by Bob | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kent Anderson Saved Our House
Kent Anderson saved our house! After a significant drop in income my wife and I were having serious financial difficulties, bills were piling up unpaid, our credit cards were maxed and we were falling farther and farther behind. When the foreclosure notice came we didn’t know what we were going to do. Kent Anderson was our saviour. He assessed our situation, gave us all the options and helped us to make an informed decision. But he didn’t stop there. He kept working for us over several years keeping our mortgage lender at bay, continuing to look for solutions when we thought it was hopeless, eventually getting our lender to modify our mortgage to a payment we could afford. Kent Anderson is a great attorney and a genuinely good person who cares about his clients. I have recommended him many times and would again wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Parks | February 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An exceptionally competent seasoned practitioner
Kent Anderson is a no nonsense yet compassionate practitioner that holds a genuine concern for his client and those effected by the short and long term impact (positive and negative) of bankruptcy. In short, Mr Anderson and his competent staff guided me through the toughest business and subsequent legal decision experienced in my 4 decade professional carrier, closing with positive results. Kent's advice was timely and spot on! As painful as the bankruptcy process is, I couldn't have asked for better counsel. Kent Anderson Law Firm has my unconditional recommendation and heartfelt thanks.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
A well seasoned expert
My case was so complicated two other attorneys shied away from it. Kent was the expert I needed with his background on both tax law and bankruptcy. He helped me get a Chapter 13 at a payment plan I could afford thus saving my home and car. He explained everything clearly. His assistant Lynn was equally professional and helpful. I am grateful for the help they gave me.
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Posted by DANNY | August 29, 2014
I am a immigrant from india Mr anderson and his staff so was helpful .When last year i had to file chaper 7. I recemend to all.
Last year I had to close my gas station due to extreme competition .I was financially in deep trouble. I am a immigrant from India .I reach to Mr. Anderson for help .He and his staff was very friendly specially his legal assistant Lynn Seitz .They help me and work with me from beginning to end of chapter 7 discharge with any question I had. Now I appreciate that I went to right place. Now I feel better because, I think I went to right place for help most I needed. From my heart I recommend any one need help to go see Mr. Kent Anderson. Danny
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Posted by Jason | January 21, 2013
Kent Anderson is responsive and prompt!
I don't know Kent but he came up on Avvo as a 10/10 attorney for my city/state. I contacted Kent via Avvo to see if he could recommend a debt collection attorney to me. HE RESPONDED IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES WITH A REFERRAL. Thanks Kent and thanks Avvo!
Posted by Dale | November 24, 2012
THE BEST...No Doubt... Thank you Kent!
Kent worked with me in a very professional yet friend oriented way that made me feel very confident and secure. He was able to solve problems that seemed insurmountable to me and did so in a way that made me feel like he was my best friend ...and for all he did for me, he was and is. Thank you Kent!
Posted by David | August 25, 2012
Glad he was on our side
When I needed a tax lawyer I ask my Dad what he thought of Mr. Anderson. His response... "I am certainly glad he was on our side and not the other" That's all I needed. I hire Mr. Anderson and I totally agree with my Dad. Kent has handled a couple of issues for me and both times I was incredibly impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. Both cases worked out better than I ever expected.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 28, 2011
Amazing attorney and wonderful staff
I can't say enough about Kent - he is extremely professional and cares about the client. He has hired a wonderful staff and legal assistant that always answered my questions quickly and made a stressful situation much better. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by Collette | April 25, 2011
A true blessing!
I never dreamed that I would ever go through a bankruptcy in my life. I was a nervous wreck, and stressed to the limit. Mr. Anderson and his assistant Lynn made this process much less of an intrusion to my life. I would recommend Mr. Anderson because not only was he professional and prompt, he truly enjoys his job of helping people.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
Knowledge, empathy, efficiency is what you'll find
After months of stressing over our high interest credit card debt, my husband and I had little hope when we first walked into Kent's office. Within 10 minutes, he helped me feel like there was hope in our future. He understood my desire to want to keep our lovely home and worked with us through Chapter 13 to do just that. We now have affordable monthly payments and are looking forward to 4 years from now when we have paid our bankruptcy and are in the clear. He was always available to answer questions and advise us, and I never felt ashamed or embarrassed to work with him. I would not hesitate a second to work with him again, though hopefully it will be for other legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Expert, personal and creative.
Kent has provided a high level of legal expertise to a very complex (and emotional) issue. He has been an integral part of my education and strategy for dealing with a foreclosure. His insight, networking and direct speaking has created progress I hadn't thought possible. Kent is passionate about exploring all options and understanding the latest legislation on this very volatile and rapidly evolving issue. I was pleased to serve on Senator Merkley's Mortgage and Foreclosure Summit with Kent to share issues homeowners face in dealing with financial institutions. As more homeowners need to communicate with banks to review interest rates and other aspects of negotiating a workout that serves bank, family and community, I look to Kent to be a leader in this arena. He is a trusted advisor and, though I don't yet know the outcome of my foreclosure, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2008
Kudos to you, Mr. Anderson
Late in 2007 my wife and I were facing foreclosure on our home. We were eleven payments, nearly $30,000 in arrears on the mortgage and property taxes. We were paying nearly 12% interest, seven years into a thirty year adjustable rate mortgage. We owed three years of property taxes. Things looked bleak, to say the least. Since I operated a business from my home even my business was in danger of being shut down. Mr. Anderson saved our home and our business by renegotiating a flat-rate mortgage for us and shaving off nearly 4 points from what we were paying on the adjustable rate. He also negotiated payment of our property tax arrears with the mortgage company. Mr. Anderson allowed us to make our payments for his invaluable help on a very fair schedule. It is literally true that Mr. Anderson saved us and our three children from catastrophe. If a person never needs help like this then consider yourself among the fortunate, but if a person ever DOES need help like this, then also consider yourself fortunate that there are exceptional people on this earth like Mr. Anderson who have the experience, the character and the genuine concern for the welfare of others to help us so much when we need help so badly. I'm sure Mr. Anderson knows who I am from my comments here and I give my permission to Mr. Anderson to allow anyone to contact me if they would like to hear these same comments from me in person. I have enduring gratitude for what he did for us and have no hesitation at all to express this to anyone who feels they would like to describe my gratitude for Mr. Anderson's help in person.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2008
Good guy
I have been a client for many years (over 20). Early on, he did a bankruptcy (sorry!) for me, and since has done wills, business law, etc. -- a whole variety of things. One of the good things about him is that, while he has some of the best technical expertise in the fields of taxes and bankruptcy, he knows about the rest of the law, too, so he's not just a one-trick pony. You don't have to go and find a new lawyer every time you have something that's different.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2008
Client Review
Mr. Anderson helped us through our Chapter 13 bankruptcy with the utmost professionalism and honest empathetic support. Throughout the entire process, we felt we were in good hands.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1988.

Reprimand issued in OR, 1988
updated on 01/07/2014

This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Kent Anderson Law Office
  • 1999 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Anderson & Glausi
  • 1995 - 1998
  • President
  • Kent Anderson, PC
  • 1986 - 1994

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Associations

  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Associate Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
  • Public Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Law Network
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Roland K. Rodman American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2007

Publications

  • NACBA 17th Annual Convention Book
  • That Pesky 1099, What is a Lawyer Expected to do About It?
  • 2009
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Tax on Cancelled Debt
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar
  • New Bankruptcy Act
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon State Bar
  • House and Mortage Issues after COVID
  • 2021
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorn
  • Advanced Tax in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2021
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2011 Convention
  • Discharge of Tax in Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2011 Annual Convention
  • Advanced Tax Topics
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education for Realtors
  • Bankruptcy and Real Estate Sales
  • 2011
  • OATC Monthly Meeting
  • Tax on Debt Cancellation
  • 2010
  • NACBA Annual Meeting
  • Discharging Tax In Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
  • Home Loan Modification Strategies
  • 2009
  • NACBA Annual Meeting
  • Advanced Tax in Bankruptcy Cases
  • 2009
  • Lane County Realtors and Attorneys
  • Mortgage Modification Legislation
  • 2009
  • OSB Debtor/Creditor Annual Meeting
  • Consumer Home Loan Modification
  • 2008
  • OSB Consumer Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Bankruptcy and Tax Issues in Home Loan Cases
  • 2008
  • NACBA Annual Meeting
  • Tax on Debt Cancellation
  • 2008
  • IRS Nationwide Tax Forum
  • Tax After Bankrupty
  • 2008
  • Debtor/Creditor Section Annual Meeting
  • Home Loan Servicer Matters
  • 2008
  • Consumer Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Debt Cancellation Tax
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Annual Meeting
  • Mortgage Servicer Abuses in Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • Lane County Bar Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Discharge of Tax Liability
  • 2006
  • Oregon State Bar Solo Practitioner Section
  • New Bankruptcy Legislation
  • 2005
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (18)
Endorse Kent
Tax Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with him on multiple matters for almost ten years. His technical expertise and his extensive practical experience are invaluable. His no-nonsense approach is always welcome."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent's vast experience, involvement in the local and national legal communities, and dedication to improving the law make him a leader in tax and debt relief. Moreover, he's a great guy, consistently helping other lawyers and committed to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent and I have worked together for years on projects involving consumer rights and bankruptcy. He is hard working, ethical, and I would refer my closest family to him for legal advice. I strongly endorse Kent Anderson."
Tax Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Kent a highly sought-after bankruptcy lawyer, he is my go-to tax expert. He is the first person that comes to mind when I am faced with any tax issue in a bankruptcy case. Kent is extremely giving of his valuable time, and I wholeheartedly endorse him as a bankruptcy and tax lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent's hard work and advocacy on behalf of individuals filing bankruptcy in Oregon secured Oregonians access to Federal Bankruptcy exemptions. His efforts will make a real difference for people needing bankruptcy protection. Kent is also one of Oregon's best bankruptcy lawyers and a great resource for our bankruptcy lawyer peer group."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Anderson is one of the most active advocates for consumers in the bar. I absolutely recommend him as an attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Kent and I have never met in person, we know each other in a virtual sense through our joint work for a multi-lawyer bankruptcy blog called the BankruptcyLawNetwork (BLN). Over the past five years, Kent has published dozens of informative and topical articles about consumer bankruptcy practice and procedure. He also participates in the non-public BLN owner and author forum and he has always been willing to offer guidance and suggestions to me and our other BLN colleagues when we need feedback or suggestions. After interacting with Kent for many years, I feel very comfortable endorsing him to any Oregonian in his area (Eugene region) for bankruptcy assistance."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Kent Anderson. He is my go to guy for a sounding board for bankruptcy and advice for all things tax related. Kent is NEVER satisfied with the status quo. He strives to take his practice to the next level so that he may provide the utmost protection for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It has been my pleasure to attend seminars given by Kent, on bankruptcy and tax issues. I have worked closely with him on the premiere bankruptcy blog in the country, Bankruptcy Law Network. He is extremely knowledgeable, and able to communicate his great knowledge in ways that are easily understandable to non-experts. Besides that, he is an all-around great guy."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Kent for 14 years, in both a professional and personal capacity. His level of knowledge, ability, and performance in his practiced areas of law is unsurpassed, and his integrity and compassion are admirable. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Kent on a regular basis."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kent is a lawyer's lawyer. By that I mean he is sought out by other attorneys as well as his clients. His knowledge of the bankruptcy code is only exceeded by his willingness to help those in need. Kent specializes in both bankruptcy and taxes. If you have a tax problem or a bankruptcy problem or a situation that involves both issues, then there is no-one better in his neck of the woods. His office is very professional and respectful. You will never feel scared, embarrassed or intimidated. Kent is the type of guy who can sit down and explain the intricacies of the IRS Code to your grandmother in a way she can understand, appreciate and be able to make sense of."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met him about 5 years ago, and remain impressed with his skills and abilities."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have listened to Kent Anderson speak at several National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys conventions and I have spoken with him directly whenever I have a tax question. Kent helped me understand the complicated interaction between bankruptcy and federal and state tax laws. There are many rules and many more exceptions to those rules in the US Tax Code. Kent knows how to cut through the fine print and how to apply the law to answer these questions like no one else I know."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent Anderson's thorough knowledge and extraordinary commitment are a wonder to behold. Saying that "he knows his stuff" is like saying some people find Marilyn Monroe attractive. You'll take great comfort in his wisdom. I do."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kent is an outstanding attorney who is always willing to assist those attorneys needing advice on client relationships, tax matters, or bankruptcy cases. I value his input tremendously."
Tax Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent Anderson has used his significant experience in tax and bankruptcy issues to assist consumer debtors throughout the Eugene, Oregon area. He is a sought after speaker on the national level and has lectured on tax, debt, and mortgage modification issues for bankruptcy organizations such as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I would highly recommend Kent to anyone in the Eugene, Oregon area needing the services of an attorney for their tax or debt related matters."
Tax Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Kent Anderson has considerable expertise and experience in dealing with tax and debt relief issues, and is highly regarded in the local legal community for his work in these areas of law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent has a keen understanding of the issues surrounding tax liabilities. His knowledge of this area is unparalleled, and runs deep. An individual or business with Kent Anderson on their side will receive the highest quality representation from a caring professional."
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Eugene Tax Lawyer Kent Anderson
Kent Anderson
Tax Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1988. See details