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Jeff is AV Preeminent Peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Jeff is committed to precision in his law practice. Jeff practices in the areas of real estate and business and has been a Qualified Intermediary for real estate investment exchanges under § 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code for over 25 years. In that capacity, he is well-respected and is called upon to accommodate many complex, large 1031 exchange transactions throughout the United States. He was the first Certified Exchange Specialist® in the south Puget Sound.


Jeff was the Producer and Emcee of the 10th Anniversary tribute to the working dogs of 9/11.  The event was held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Ground Zero.  Click here to see the video of this moving event: 9/11 Tribute Ceremony.


Jeff organized the national event celebrating the Centennial Year of the Doberman Pinscher in the United States in 2008.  The Centennial Committee, which he formed and led, flew living World War II Marine War Dog Handlers from the South Pacific campaign to Topeka, Kansas for a special ceremony at which they were honored.  The highlight of the evening was the signing by national working dog organizations of a document Jeff drafted entitled "Convention on Cooperation Among America's Working Dog Organizations," which was signed with the formalities of a treaty-signing ceremony.  Following the signing, the Convenvtion on Cooperation was handed to the Deputy Director for the Office of Bombing Prevention with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who was in attendance.


To see more about the Centennial Event, to read the Convention on Cooperation, or to order a DVD of the event, go to



Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 35%
    29 years
  2. Business: 25%
    29 years
  3. Partnership: 20%
    26 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    26 years
  5. Chapter 11: 10%



Hourly ($315/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Thomas Henry Oldfield

    I endorse this lawyer as a skilled, capable attorney with good client relations skills and excellent knowledge and creativity.


    Thomas Oldfield Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David Conrad Neu

    I had the opportunity to work with Jeff on a recent Chapter 11 proceeding. I found him to be a dedicated and hard-working attorney, who really strives to perform top-notch work. His work in representing his client was excellent.


    David Neu Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC

1401 Regents Boulevard
Suite 102
Fircrest, WA, 9846

Olympic Exchange Accommodators, LLC

1401 Regents Boulevard
Suite 102
Fircrest, WA, 98466-6063



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lifetime Achievement AwardDoberman Pinscher Club of America2009
Pat Doniere AwardDoberman Pinscher Club of America2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberOldfield & Helsdon, PLLC2007 - Present
Certified Exchange SpecialistOlympic Exchange Accommodators, LLC2003 - Present
Managing MemberSloan Bobrick Oldfield & Helsdon, P.S.2003 - 2006
PrincipalMcFerran & Helsdon, P.S.1989 - 2003
Qualified IntermediaryTax Deferred Exchange Services, Inc.1989 - 2003
General CounselAdvanced Computer Technology, Inc.1988 - 1989
AssociateWarren Kellogg Barber Dean and Fontes, P.S.1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Federation of Exchange AccommodatorsCertified Exchange Specialist1991 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Doberman Pinscher Club of AmericaMember1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Kennel Club Humane FundFounding Member2008 - 2008
Doberman Pinscher Club of AmericaDelegate to the American Kennel Club2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. v. ReikowAffirmed on appeal
Boise Food Land Company, LLCCh.,11 plan confirmed
Slead's Construction, Inc.Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan confirmed January 13, 2012.012.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Doberman Pinscher Club of AmericaThe American Kenne Club and PAWS: Whence Comes the Reversal of Course?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Professional Mortgage Women - Limited Practice Officer ConferenceThe Economic Loss Rule in Washington, and Developments in Section 1031 Exchanges2009
South Puget Sound Escrow AssociationSection 1031 Exchanges2008
1031 Exchanges for the Certified Public AccountantComplex 1031 Exchanges2008