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Gregarious, outgoing and happy to live a life so blessed. My wife, a caring and thoughtful person (largely responsible for how wonderful our children turned out), and I have raised three wonderful children, a boy and two girls that I am proud to say are amongst the most decent, polite and respectful people I have ever known. My mother and father, who recently celebrated 60 years of marriage, taught me by example the joy of family and friendship that lights my life to this day. I love to participate in virtually all sports, with consistently uninspiring results despite my spirited competition. I am also a sports fan, especially of my beloved University of Washington Huskies. Go Dawgs! Finally, I love music, especially rock and roll, and I am a passionate and reasonably talented karaoke performer that still dreams of being the lead singer in a rock and roll band.


Professionally, I received my CPA license and my Bar license in 1983. I began practicing tax law with a CPA firm in 1981. I originally specialized in federal tax, moving my specialty to state and local taxes in 1989.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
    33 years, 2.8 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    33 years, 70 cases


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  • Michael Arne Larson

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron is one of the preeminent tax minds and resources in his field. I have known Ron for over 30 years and when we finally had the opportunity to bring him on board with us, we jumped on the opportunity. We are so glad we did.


    Michael Larson Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1420 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
S. Fred BruhnAssociation of Washington Business2011
Heavy Lifter AwardAssociation of Washington Business2009
Committee Member, Taxation of Electronically Delivered ProductsWashington State Legislature2008
Heavy Lifter AwardAssociation of Washington Business2000
Certified Public AccountantWashington State Board of Accountancy1983
FinalistNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1972
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts Of America1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorPricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP2014 - Present
MemberPivotal Law Group2010 - 2014
DirectorDeloitte Tax LLP1993 - 2010
Director of TrainingDuCharme McMillan & Associates1989 - 1993
Tax ManagerClark Nuber & Company1985 - 1989
Tax Staff AccountantArthur Andersen1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tax & Fiscal Policy Council, Association of Washington BusinessChair2000 - Present
Association of Washington BusinessExecutive Board Member2000 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember - Tax Section1993 - Present
Institute for Professionals in TaxationMember1989 - Present
Association of Washington BusinessMember1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, State Tax Committee1983 - Present
Washington Society of CPAsMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Puget Sound Business JournalHigh Tech Companies Entitled to Special State Tax Breaks1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of WashingtonAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Tax ConferenceTax Avoidance/Digital Products2011
Spring Real Estate SeminarReview of Recent Tax Law Developments Relevant to Real Estate Attorneys2011
Seattle Chapter WSCPAWashington Excise Tax Update2011
SALES AND USE TAX PLANNINGDetermining the Taxable Base/Taxability of Special Transactions2011
Pacific Tax InstituteNexus Schmexus: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Paying State Taxes2011
Advanced Property Tax SeminarProperty Tax: Exemptions for Charitable & Public Purposes2011
18th Annual Fall Real Estate ConferenceChanges and Challenges in Foreclosure Law: A Panel Discussion2011
Washington State Tax ConferenceMultistate Tax Update2010
Washington State Tax ConferenceDigital Goods Taxation in Washington after HB 26202010
Seattle Chapter / North Sound ChapterWashington Excise Tax Update2010
SALES AND USE TAX PLANNINGDetermining the Taxable Base/Taxability of Special Transactions2010
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceTaxation of Digital Goods and Services in Washington2009
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceMultistate Tax Update2008
Northwest Tax InstituteState Tax Nexus2008
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceMultistate Tax Update2007
Northwest Tax InstituteStreamlined Sales Tax2006
DbriefsUn-Income Taxes2006
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceAppeals Before the Board of Tax Appeals2005
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceMultistate Tax Update2004
Northwest Tax InstituteMultistate Tax Issues & Developments2004
Sales & Use Tax & B&O Tax in WashingtonWashington Sales Tax2003
Washington Sales & Use Tax for ManufacturersRecent Developments; Areas of Sales & Use Tax Exposure2001
Washington Sales & Use TaxUse Tax2001
Sales & Use Tax UpdateAppeal Procedures; Casual & Isolated Sales; Issues Relating To Services, Leases And Interstate And Foreign Transactions2001
WSCPA State Tax ConferenceState Tax Update on Electronic Commerce1997
OSCPA State & Local Tax ConferenceWashington Tax Update1997