Before obtaining my J.D., I worked for a tax accounting firm for several years in Portland, Oregon where I represented clients in their dealings with the IRS. I felt their frustration, and I watched as their interactions with the agency only broug...
Practice areas & skills: Tax, Estate Planning, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business
I am an associate attorney with Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans, LLP where I assist clients in the areas of taxation, business transactions, probate and trust administration, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation.
Practice areas & skills: Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Probate
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Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.