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Educational Background

  • LL.M. in Taxation,, University of Florida, 2008
  • J.D., , University of Washington, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Pomona College, 1999

Professional Background

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington, Estate Planning Attorney, 2007-2008
  • Kantor Taylor McCarthy PC, Seattle, Washington, Attorney, 2005-2006
  • Towers Perrin, Seattle, Washington, Executive Compensation Consultant, 1999-2002

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Individual Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Tax Consequences of Property Transactions
  • Tax Procedure
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates
  • State & Local Taxation


  • Beaves, R., Bryan, L., and Hetherington, K., The Journal of Taxation of Investments, “Roth Conversion in 2010 Creates Unique Financial Planning Opportunities for High Income Taxpayers,” Winter 2010 Edition.


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