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Date: December 15, 2015
GSB Press Release

Brant’s leadership in tax law and tax policy lead to his nomination and election to join exclusive group of America’s best tax lawyers

Seattle, WA, December 15, 2015 - Garvey Schubert Barer announced today that Larry J. Brant, a shareholder in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office, has been admitted as a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, a professional association of tax attorneys.  Formed in 1981, membership in the College is limited to the top tax attorneys in the nation.  The College only accepts tax attorneys that have made significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the U.S. tax system. Membership in the College is by nomination and election only.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the American College of Tax Counsel,” said Mr. Brant. “Making strong contributions to the profession is incredibly rewarding. I hope to be a contributor for many years to come.”

Mr. Brant’s practice focuses on tax law, tax controversy, and transactions. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland Tax Forum and an Editor of Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst. Previously, he served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section and as the long-term Chair of the Oregon Tax Institute.

Mr. Brant maintains a popular tax law blog ( and publishes articles on numerous income tax issues, including Taxation of S Corporations, Reasonable Compensation, Circular 230, Worker Classification, IRC § 1031 Exchanges, and Choice of Entity. He is a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national tax and business conferences for CPAs and attorneys, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Oregon Tax Institute, the Northwest Tax Institute, the Portland State University Tax Practitioner's Institute, the Portland Tax Forum, the IRS Tax Practitioner's Forum, and the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Public Accountants.

Mr. Brant was the 2015 Recipient of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section Award of Merit, recognizing him for his professionalism, reputation, leadership, and service to the tax community and the community at large.

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Since its founding in 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) has counseled clients across virtually all industry sectors, including accounting, international trade and transportation, maritime, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, communications and media, hospitality, and arts & entertainment. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, middle-market companies, and a broad range of privately-held businesses, investment firms, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and individuals. With six strategic locations — Anchorage, Beijing, New York, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. — GSB provides practical, client-centered solutions to established market leaders, newly launched enterprises, and governmental bodies. More information is available on the web at

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