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Dave's practice incorporates a wide range of business and personal law, with a focus on tax planning.

Dave counsels clients on business formation and operations, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and sales of professional service entities, as well as estate tax planning. As one of the few attorneys in the Spokane area specializing in probate law, he assists clients with the administration of probates and trusts, TEDRA agreements, and handles complex 1031 exchanges. Additionally, he advises clients in the creation and qualification of nonprofit corporations and counsels corporate boards on governance and operational issues.

Professional Activities

Gonzaga University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Spokane Area Business Foundation, General Counsel

Community Activities

Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County, Board and Executive Committee Member

Catholic Charities Housing Board

Catholic Foundation, Finance Committee

St. Joseph's Parish, Pastoral Counsel

The Rypien Foundation, General Counsel

News & Insights


  • Washington, 1994


  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction), 1996
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (cum laude),1994
  • B.A., University of Washington, Mathematics, 1990

Honors & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell, highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent. 

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