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Philip J Carstens JR

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Spokane, WA

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 20 years
    Idaho - ID 20 years
    Washington - WA 50 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Philip

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Philip Carstens is a corporate and tax attorney with over 35 years advising clients in formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.  He has also advised various entities in connection with mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions, and other financial transactions. He is highly experienced in the design and installation of employee stock ownership plans and other plans governed by ERISA.

 

Phil was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the Tax category in the 2010 US News & World Report and also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law since 1995.  Phil is an active speaker throughout the country on topics ranging from ESOPs to buying and selling businesses.  He is a frequent panel member and contributor appearing before the Seattle chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth in April 2011 and serving as a panelist on an ESOP Panel Presentation, “Strategies for Liquidity and Legacy.”

 

Mr. Carstens was named Administrative Office Partner for the Spokane office in October 2010 and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Location

Foster Pepper
618 West Riverside Drive Suite 300
Spokane, WA, 99201-5048

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Administrative Partner (Spokane)
  • K & L Gates
  • 2010 - Present
  • Management Commitee
  • K & L Gates
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • K & L Gates
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Managing Partner
  • Lukins & Annis, PS
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Principal
  • Lukins & Annis
  • 1977 - 2006
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (Tax)
  • 1974
  • University of San Francisco
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • ESOP Association (NW Chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • ESOP Association, Legislative and Regulatory Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association, Bar Examiners Committee
  • Former Board Member
  • 1982 - 1992
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer - Tax
  • US News and World Reports
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Spokane Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Philip J Carstens JR
Philip J Carstens JR
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 50 years