Mark advises on tax, business, estate planning and real estate transactional matters. His practice focuses on matters involving federal and state tax law, including entity formations, joint ventures, partnership and corporate tax planning, tax-deferred property transfers, tax-exempt entities, deductible contribution of conservation easements and business acquisitions and dispositions. Mark also advises on Washington State business and occupations, real estate excise, and sales and use tax matters and handles disputes and ruling requests with the Washington Department of Revenue. Mark holds an LLM in taxation.
Mark currently serves as outside tax counsel to several law firms in Seattle providing tax support on transactional matters handled by those firms. His clients have also included individuals, start-up companies, public corporations, private equity funds, tax-exempt organizations, state pension funds, hospitals and real estate developers and investors. Mark also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Law School where he taught tax classes in the tax LLM program from 2011 to 2013.
Prior to joining Goodrich & Reely, Mark spent 16 years practicing tax law with large firms in New York and Seattle. He returned to Missoula in 2013 and spent 6 years as a partner at Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP in Missoula.
Mark is admitted to practice in the US Federal Tax Court and the States of Montana, Washington, New York and Texas. He is recognized by his peers as a Mountain States Super Lawyers – Rising Star and as a Washington Law & Politics – Rising Star. Mark is a member of the: American Bar Association (also Tax Section Member); New York State Bar Association (also Tax Section Member); Washington State Bar Association (also Tax Section Member); Montana State Bar Association; and Western Montana Bar Association.
Mark grew up in Missoula and is a proud graduate of Big Sky High School. His wife, Beth, is from Butte. When not in the office, Mark is likely to be exploring the mountains and rivers with his family and friends.