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David M. Knutson

Partner

Location:
Spokane
Phone:
509.755.2068
Fax:
509.282.8373
Email:
dknutson@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Dave Knutson’s practice incorporates a wide range of business and personal law, most of which involves some aspect of tax planning.

Dave counsels clients on business formation and operations, reorganizations, mergers, acquisition and sales of professional service entities, and estate tax planning. As one of the few attorneys in the Spokane area specializing in probate law, Dave assists clients with the administration of probates and trusts, draws up TEDRA agreements and handles complex 1031 exchanges. He also advises clients in the creation and qualification of nonprofit corporations and counsels corporate boards on governance and operational issues. Dave has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with their highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent.

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATION

  • $10 million stock sale of manufacturing company
  • $8 million sale via reverse triangular merger of telecommunications company
  • $27 million stock sale of manufacturing company
  • $3 million acquisition of agricultural concern
  • $10 million leasehold improvement exchange
  • $39 million acquisition of commercial office building

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

The Rypien Foundation, General Counsel

Spokane Area Business Foundation, General Counsel

Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County, Board and Executive Committee Member

St. Joseph’s Parish, Pastoral Counsel

Catholic Foundation, Finance Committee

Catholic Charities Housing Board

Gonzaga University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

EDUCATION

Law School:

Georgetown University, LL.M. Taxation with distinction, 1996

Gonzaga University, J.D. cum laude, 1994

Undergraduate:

University of Washington, B.A., 1990

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington

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