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It’s Official! We Are Now Foster Garvey

Foster GarveyGarvey Schubert Barer, PC and Foster Pepper PLLC have combined to create a mission-driven firm and to expand reach and services. Foster Garvey PC, created by the combination of these two legacy Pacific Northwest law firms, officially launches today, October 1, 2019.

I previously announced that the owners of Garvey Schubert Barer and Foster Pepper voted overwhelmingly to combine forces. Since then, both firms have been working closely to advance the shared goal of ensuring clients have access to a greater breadth and depth of service offerings, creating a one-stop shop for clients while continuing to preserve the relationships, culture and first-rate service clients have come to expect. 

With 180 attorneys in six offices in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C., Spokane and Beijing, Foster Garvey is one of the largest firms based in the Pacific Northwest, with a national reach in the markets most critical to its clients’ success.

Foster Garvey remains deeply committed to the region, serving several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments and individuals in the country. The combined firm offers an expanded ability to better serve clients and deepen the firm’s bench in key practice areas, including Business & Tax; Commercial, IP & Technology; Government Regulation & Policy; Investment Management; Labor, Employment & Immigration; Litigation and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy; Municipal, Health Care & Housing; Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental; and Trusts & Estates.

With nearly 170 years of combined history in the Pacific Northwest, this combination reinforces those deep community ties, including strong commitments to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion, and a collegial and equitable work environment.

As of Monday, October 7, our email addresses will change. All legacy Garvey Schubert Barer attorneys and staff can be emailed at However, our previous email addresses will continue to operate indefinitely.

I look forward to working with you in the future.


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Larry J. Brant

Larry J. Brant is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Tax & Benefits practice group at Foster Garvey, a law firm based out of the Pacific Northwest, with offices in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Washington, D.C.; New York, New York, Spokane, Washington; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Beijing, China. Mr. Brant is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington. His practice focuses on tax, tax controversy and transactions. Mr. Brant is a past Chair of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. He was the long-term Chair of the Oregon Tax Institute, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland Tax Forum. Mr. Brant has served as an adjunct professor, teaching corporate taxation, at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. He is an Expert Contributor to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst. Mr. Brant is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel. He publishes articles on numerous income tax issues, including Taxation of S Corporations, Reasonable Compensation, Circular 230, Worker Classification, IRC § 1031 Exchanges, Choice of Entity, Entity Tax Classification, and State and Local Taxation. Mr. Brant is a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national tax and business conferences for CPAs and attorneys. He was the 2015 Recipient of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section Award of Merit.

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