Paul D. Fitzpatrick
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Paul D. Fitzpatrick

With nearly 40 years of legal practice in Spokane and Northern Idaho, Paul has extensive experience in estate planning and administration, small business, federal estate and gift tax, real estate law and tax-exempt organizations. He has worked extensively with families to effectively preserve and transition assets and businesses to successive generations. Additionally, Paul has provided a wide variety of business clients with legal services ranging from buy-sell agreements, business sales and acquisitions, third party contracts and real estate leases and loan documentation. He is an accredited estate planner with the National Association of Estate Planning Councils.
 

Activities

Washington Bar Association

ARC of Spokane

Spokane Guild’s School

Inland Northwest Community Foundation 

Spokane Symphony

Publications

The Bottom Line: More bang for your buck: IRA charitable gifts

Author, Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, May 2016

The Bottom Line: The Washington Uniform Transfer on Death Act

Author, Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, July 2015

The Bottom Line: Uncovering Hidden Estate Taxes in Your Estate

Author, Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, February 2015

Ownership by Fiduciaries and Transfers Upon Death

Author, Washington State Bar Association Real Property Desk Book, 4th Edition, Chapter 2, 2013

Community Property and Joint Tenancy Proceedings or Agreements Affecting Title

Author, Washington State Bar Association Real Property Desk Book, 3rd Edition, Chapter 73, 1996

Uniform Transfer to Minor Pamphlet for Public Dissemination

Author, Washington State Bar Association, 1995

Revocable Living Trust Pamphlet for Public Dissemination

Author, Washington State Bar Association, 1995

Presentations

Governance Best Practices and Practical Strategies

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, September 2016

Business Succession Planning - Practical Considerations and Techniques

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2016

BusinessEstate Planning (Chair)Mergers & AcquisitionsNonprofit & Tax-Exempt OrganizationsReal EstateTax

Contact

Tel: 509.241.1505Fax: 844.462.2903

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© Trusts and Estates, 2013-2015, 2018 

Washington Super Lawyers list, 2011-2017
 

Education

LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1977

J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (cum laude), 1976

B.A., Washington State University, 1971

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1978

Idaho, 2002

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC, Member, 2015-Present

K&L Gates 

  • Of Counsel, 2013-2015
  • Partner, 2006-2012

Fitzpatrick Law Group, PS, 1991-2006

Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, PS, 1980-1991

Quoted

Expertly Given

Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, April 2015

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