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Christopher T.L. Brown

Estate planning Attorney at Tumwater, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Oregon - OR 23 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Suspended - Non-Disciplinary No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives / Living Wills, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, other trusts

    23 years

  2. Business
    Business Transactions including purchase and sale agreements, "buy-sell" agreements; contracts including employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, deferred compensation plans, vendor agreements; succession planning, legacy planning.

    23 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Business Entity Formations including corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships, nonprofit corporations; Business entity conversions

    23 years

  4. International law
    Cross-border business transactions and tax planning; international estate planning

    6 years

  5. Tax
    Estate, Gift and Income Tax Audits, Tax Disputes, Estate, Gift and Income Tax Planning, Offers in Compromise

    23 years

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Posted by Kristin | May 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!
Chris was super easy to work with, very personable, knowledgeable and willing to work with my business needs. He communicates well and has a level of transparency that I highly respect. I highly recommend working with him.
Posted by Ander | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
International A&M success!
Worked closely with Chris on an international Acquisition and merger with my company and and a buyer in New Zealand. Chris was clear, concise and responsive to our questions and needs. The deal went through and I can honestly say, it would not have done so in a timely manner without Chris and his assistance and manner. Highly recommended
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  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President and CEO
  • NorthStar Law Group, P.S.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Christopher T. L. Brown, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Worth Law Group, PS
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Hanna Strader, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2007
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (Taxation)
  • 2001
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Willamette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • New Zealand Acquisition
  • Client informed us last week that the deal closed and they were very pleased with the result


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State China Relations Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Summit Massage Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Olympia Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Member / Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • High Paper - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • International Tax Conference
  • Doing Business (and Maneuvering Out of) China in 2020
  • 2020
  • TCC Monthly Forum
  • 2019 Federal Tax Law Updates and Choice of Entity Considerations
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is well prepared to handle many complexed tax matters with his education and experience. As an additional benefit he is also well versed in international taxation issues which as the world gets smaller is very much needed. I know you will be well taken care of with your estate planning and international tax issues with Chris."
Tax Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Christopher over the past few years. I often refer clients to his office when they are faced with tax or international issues. He is a great asset to our local legal community."
Tax Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris and I have known each other for years. He is knowledgeable, kind, and dedicated. His authenticity is evident and I’m proud to call him a friend and colleague."
Tumwater Estate planning Lawyer Christopher T.L. Brown
Christopher T.L. Brown
Estate planning Attorney
Tumwater, WA
Licensed for 23 years