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Don is an inactive CPA as well as an attorney. His practice focuses on tax
and transactional issues. He is admitted to practice in the state courts in
Washington, Idaho and California, the United States Tax Court and the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals. He has represented clients in matters before the US Tax Court
and Internal Revenue Service as well as numerous state and local taxing

Don has extensive experience in tax and transactional matters including tax
planning, tax controversies, estate planning, estate and trust administration,
entity formation, private mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and
general business matters.


Tax Planning and Controversies
Don provides advice
concerning tax strategies available to meet client objectives and represents
clients before various tax authorities including the IRS, state and local tax


Estate Planning and Administration
Don assists clients with
sophisticated estate planning, probate and trust administration issues.
Represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries with respect to their rights and


Business Planning, Entity Selection, Mergers and Acquisitions
Don represents clients in the formation, transfer, dissolution and transfer
of business entities including partnerships, corporations, limited liability
companies, limited partnerships, business trusts and limited liability
partnerships with a special emphasis on tax consequences, risk management,
regulatory compliance and wealth preservation.

Prior to joining Winston
& Cashatt, Don was principal in his own law firm from 1995 through 2005 with
offices in Spokane and Orange County, California.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
  2. Tax: 35%
  3. Business: 30%



Hourly ($300-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

1900 Bank of America Building
601 West Riverside
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law200905/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Federal Income TaxAM JUR1989
Constitutional LawAM JUR1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyWinston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation2004 - Present
Principal AttorneyDonald J. Gary, Jr., Inc1995 - 2005
AttorneyHalstead, Baker & Olson1992 - 1995
Certified Public AccountantDonald J. Gary, Jr.1980 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Spokane Opera BoardMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Kootenai Youth Recreation OrganizationFounding Board Member2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Cypress Futbol ClubFounding Director1999 - 2001
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Southwestern School of Law ReviewLenders Under CERCLA; What is the Risk in the Aftermath of Fleet Factors?1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of BaltimoreAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced LLC IssuesAdvanced Tax Issues2008
Sophisticated Estate Planning for the Advanced PractitionerEstate Planning2007
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2007
Advanced LLC IssuesAdvanced LLC Issues2007