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With 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.

Paul 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.

Professional Activities

  • Washington Bar Association

Community Activities

  • ARC of Spokane
  • Inland Northwest Community Foundation
  • Spokane Guild's School
  • Spokane Symphony

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Publications

  • “The Bottom Line: More Bang for Your Buck: IRA Charitable Gifts,” Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, May 2016
  • “The Bottom Line: The Washington Uniform Transfer on Death Act,” Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, July 2015
  • “The Bottom Line: Uncovering Hidden Estate Taxes in Your Estate,” Wheat Life, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, February 2015
  • “Ownership by Fiduciaries and Transfers Upon Death,” Washington State Bar Association Real Property Desk Book, 4th Edition, Chapter 2, 2013
  • “Community Property and Joint Tenancy Proceedings or Agreements Affecting Title,” Washington State Bar Association Real Property Desk Book, 3rd Edition, Chapter 73, 1996
  • “Uniform Transfer to Minor Pamphlet for Public Dissemination,” Washington State Bar Association, 1995
  • “Revocable Living Trust Pamphlet for Public Dissemination,” Washington State Bar Association, 1995

Presentations

  • “Estate and Succession Planning for Your Agricultural Business,” Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, February 2019
  • “Governance Best Practices and Practical Strategies,” Foster Pepper Client Briefing, September 2016
  • “Business Succession Planning – Practical Considerations and Techniques,” Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2016

Admissions

  • Washington, 1978
  • Idaho, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Education

  • LL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law, Taxation, 1977
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (cum laude), 1976
  • B.A., Washington State University, 1971

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Trusts and Estates, 2013-2015, 2017-present
  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2011-2017
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