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Larry is client centric.  He is driven to provide clients with timely, practical and effective guidance on tax and business legal matters.

Larry's practice focuses on tax planning and advice, tax controversy and business transactions. He regularly advises clients in structuring mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.

Larry 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.  Larry is an Expert Contributor to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel.

Larry publishes articles on numerous income tax issues, including Taxation of S Corporations, Reasonable Compensation, Circular 230, Worker Classification, § 1031 Exchanges, Choice of Entity, Entity Tax Classification, and State and Local Taxation.  In addition, he regularly speaks at national, regional and local tax institutes, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Florida Tax Institute, the Portland Tax Forum and the Oregon Tax Institute.

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

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Expert Contributor, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst
  • Member, The Professional 50 (Greater Portland's Elite Exit and Succession Professionals), 2019-present
  • Chair, Tax Section, Oregon State Bar, 2011-2012; Vice Chair, 2010-2011
  • Member, Tax Section Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar, 2005-2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Corporate Taxation, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 2005-present
  • Chair, Oregon Tax Institute, 2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014
  • Secretary, Tax Section, Oregon State Bar, 2009
  • Treasurer, Tax Section, Oregon State Bar, 2008
  • Member, Tax Section, Oregon State Bar, 1987-present
  • Member, Tax Section, Washington State Bar Association, 1987-present
  • Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association, 1987-present

Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Portland Tax Forum, 2010-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Robison Jewish Home, 1990-1994
  • University Club of Portland Membership Committee, 2005-2006
  • Recognition for Outstanding Service as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Robison Jewish Home, 1994
  • Viking Merit Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to Portland State University, 1993
  • Member, Board of Directors, Oregon Business for Oregon Kids, 1990-1996
  • Member, Board of Directors, Albertina Kerr Centers for Children, 1987-1992

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Speaking Engagements


Past Appearances





Larry is a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national tax and business conferences for CPAs and attorneys, including:

  • The NYU Tax Institute
  • The Florida Tax Institute
  • The Oregon Tax Institute
  • The Northwest Tax Institute
  • The Portland State University Tax Practitioner's Institute
  • The Portland Tax Forum
  • The Mid Valley Tax Forum
  • The Oregon and Washington Tax Institute
  • The Oregon State Bar Annual Broadbrush Taxation Conference
  • The Eugene Springfield Tax Association
  • The University of Florida Graduate Tax Program
  • The Oregon State Bar Tax Section Meeting
  • Transportation Intermediary Association Annual Conference
  • The Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Forest Products Conference
  • The Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Real Estate Conference
  • The Northwest Federal Tax Conference
  • The IRS Tax Practitioner's Forum
  • The Oregon State Bar Annual Real Estate Conference
  • The Federation of Exchange Accommodators National and Regional Conferences
  • The Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference
  • The Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual State and Local Tax Conference


  • Oregon, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1984
  • Washington, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1991


University of Florida College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1987

  • Research Fellow, 1986-1987

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984

Portland State University, B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 1981

Honors | Recognitions

  • 2015 Recipient of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section Award of Merit
  • Named a “Top Author” for Tax in JD Supra's Readers' Choice Awards, 2019
  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Tax Law, 2009-2020
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019; named among the Top 50 Oregon Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Voted by peers to receive "Best of the Bar" Award in Taxation from Portland Business Journal, 2005
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Instructor for courses on 1031 Exchanges, 1994-1995
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated


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