Dedicated to providing innovative and high-quality legal services in the areas of estate planning and self-directed IRA structures.
Our tailored practice areas provide us with the flexibility and economy to deliver sophisticated legal solutions in a more personal and authentic way than traditional big firms, while still being able to assist clients with all aspects of legal services through our extensive network of referral sources.
We are proud of the fact that many of our clients have been with us for 10+ years and that the overwhelming majority of our business is from returning clients and referrals.
Practice Areas & Legal Services
Business Counseling Services
Whether an existing business or a new venture, our team regularly counsels clients on issues such as choice of entity, structuring of ownership and agreements, and tax consequences of various transactions during operation as well as upon sale or closing of the business. We strive to create a seamless partnership with our clients and their other professional advisors in order to provide clients with timely and responsive team-oriented solutions to most any legal issue that may arise.
Tax / IRS Controversy
Our demonstrated knowledge and years of experience in the field give us the expertise to advise our clients, whether entities or individuals, through the most difficult and complex levels of the tax law. Whether the legal issue involves estate planning, business structuring, or retirement plans, there are almost always tax law issues to consider. Our attorneys also assist our clients in resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Washington Department of Revenue, and other tax/regulatory bodies.
Meet Our People
Our attorneys develop creative solutions with flexible fee structures in order to give our clients the maximum amount of control over their budgets, giving them the best legal services at a price that reflects the value we bring.
What We're Talking About
Forbes: “Got Alternative Assets In Your IRA? Watch Out.”
Ashlea Ebeling of Forbes published a piece today that features analysis and quotes by yours truly. The piece is called “Got Alternative Assets In Your IRA? Watch Out.” The article stems from the third Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on “self-directed IRAs” (i.e., retirement accounts that hold “unconventional” assets – e.g., real estate, private equity, … Continue reading Forbes: “Got Alternative Assets In Your IRA? Watch Out.”Read the full article »
Our flexible fee structures are intended to provide the highest value to our clients by giving them a greater degree of control over their budgets. We believe that this fosters the best attorney-client relationships because it helps to remove any billing surprises or unexplained costs. Examples of these fee structures include:
Flat or fixed fee arrangements are arrangements whereby the attorney agrees to handle a matter or group of matters for a specified sum. The specific nature of any fixed fee arrangement can be tailored to the nature of any given matter. Clients who desire budgeting certainty often find fixed fee arrangements attractive.
While determining the "scope of services" is still vital to this strategy, capped fees provide some flexibility by creating a not-to-exceed billing ceiling. This model is favorable when both sides know there is a significant degree of unpredictability in the resolution of the legal concerns.
Billable Hour + Floor and Ceiling
This structure allows us to keep the traditional billable hour model as a base while protecting both us and our clients in the event that the volume of work is significantly lower or higher than anticipated.
FAIRVIEW LAW GROUP, PS
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Seattle, WA 98109
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