Karl A. Weiss

Principal at Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC

Karl A. Weiss

Karl A. Weiss

Principal at Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC

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Karl A. Weiss
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Recognized by Seattle magazine as a Top Lawyer, Seattle Business Monthly magazine as a Best Business Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics magazine as a Rising Star, as well as Washington Super Lawyers magazine and Seattle Met magazine as a Top Lawyer, Karl focuses on general business and corporation law with a heavy emphasis on federal and state taxes. Working with business clients of all sizes and at different stages of their development, he cultivates a team approach with the client’s financial and other professional advisors to strategize for growth and identify solutions that address the client’s legal, tax, and operational issues.

Representative transactions include the statutory merger of closely-held commercial mortgage broker business, an IRC section 368(a)(1)(D) divisive reorganization of a manufacturer’s representative business, and the stock acquisition of a specialized construction firm with an accompanying Internal Revenue Code section 338(h)(10) election. In addition, he has significant experience with Washington excise taxes and related audit appeals, as well as Internal Revenue Service collection and appeals issues.

Prior to joining Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Karl was a manager with a big-four accounting firm in its state and local tax consulting practice, where he assisted Fortune 500 clients, middle market businesses, and emerging growth companies in tax and strategic planning.

During law school, Karl served on the Willamette Law Review, was a member of Inns of Court (mentored by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Wallace P. Carson), and clerked for the five Magistrates of the Oregon Tax Court.

As a competitive swimmer, Karl was nationally ranked in the 100-meter butterfly, competed in two United States Olympic Swimming Trials, and was part of a medley relay that set a YMCA National Age Group Record. As a member of the Pacific Northwest Association Masters swimming team (Mercer Island Redwoods), he placed first and third in separate events at the U.S. Masters Swimming National Short Course Championships.
Practice Areas

Corporate & Business Law
Tax

Education

LL.M. (Taxation), New York University
Juris Doctor, Willamette University
Accounting Technician, Northern Arizona Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Behavioral Science & Law), University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

Representative Cases

Examples of transactions include a statutory merger of a closely-held commercial mortgage broker business, an IRC § 368(a)(1)(D) divisive reorganization of a manufacturer’s representative business, and a stock acquisition of a specialized Subchapter S construction firm with an accompanying Internal Revenue Code § 338(h)(10) election.
In addition, he has significant experience with Washington excise taxes and related audit appeals, as well as Internal Revenue Service collection and appeal issues.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to U.S. Tax Court
State of Washington

Publications

Contributing Author, Washington Bar Association “Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook” (2010)

Professional & Civic

Seattle Met magazine Top Lawyer (business/corporate law) 2011, 2012
Washington Super Lawyers magazine (business/corporate law) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Washington Law & Politics magazine, Rising Star, 2008 and 2009
Cambridge Who's Who ( business attorney)
Seattle Business Monthly magazine (tax Law) 2007
Seattle magazine, Top Lawyer (tax law) 2007
Admitted to U.S. Tax Court
Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Section
Northwest Entrepreneur Network, Seminar Committee
Board of Directors, Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, 2014

Presentations

"Limited Liability Companies," National Business Institute (2013)
"Tax Opportunities and Issues for the LLC," National Business Institute (2013)
"LLC Workshop: Choose, Draft and Maintain," National Business Institute (2012)
"Advising Small Businesses (Tax Primer)," King County Bar Association (2012)
"Drafting LLC Agreements: Essential Skills and Hands-On Training," National Business Institute (2011)
Advising Small and Mid-Sized Businesses, King County Bar Association (2011)
"Executing out of the Rebound," Vistage International All-City Event (2011)
"Forming and Converting to LLCs," National Business Institute (2010)
Contributing Author, Washington Bar Association, Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook (2010)
"To LLC or Not to LLC," Northwest Entrepreneur Network (2004 and 2006)

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Juris Doctor

Willamette University College of Law is a school.

LLM in Taxation

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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From its founding in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy, what is today known as The Lawrenceville School has maintained two defining characteristics: a willingness to explore and adopt the best practices in education as they have evolved and, at the same time, a commitment to maintaining traditions that continue to resonate with students. From the first Head Master, Rev. Isaac VanArsdale Brown, who introduced then-novel foreign language study and routine exercise to the of the 1820s, through today, the School has always striven to provide students with the highest quality of education as understood at the time. Arguably the single most powerful development in the character of the school occurred in 1883, when the school was transformed from a small proprietarial enterprise, owned (and renamed) by each successive headmaster, to one run by the Lawrenceville School Board of Trustees under the auspices of the John Cleve Green Foundation. As The Lawrenceville School, the institution established many of the traits it is known for today, including its hallmark House System and an intense School spirit. The changes were reflected on the campus itself when the Board asked landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park, and prominent architects Peabody and Sterns of Boston to design the newly expanded grounds of the school to thoughtfully and deliberately create a strong community atmosphere. The result was the Circle, now a National Historic Landmark. So distinct was the character of Lawrenceville that it grew to occupy a special place in the American imagination. Owen Johnson, an alumnus of the School, first captured the “new” Lawrenceville in his 1910 novel, The Varmint, which recounts the travails and adventures of one Dink Stover as he made his way through Lawrenceville from New Boy to graduate. Stover became one of the country’s most beloved fictional characters, and Johnson followed his success in a series of Lawrenceville Stories in what was at that time the most popular magazine in America. In 1950 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Happy Years, a Hollywood version of The Varmint, filmed on campus and starring Leo G. Carroll and Dean Stockwell (as Dink). Throughout the 1900s, Lawrenceville continued to develop as a leader in academic innovation, including early adoption of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the introduction of nationally and internationally known guest speakers designed to broaden the intellectual horizons of young Lawrentians. Among the most lasting changes was the introduction in 1936 of the Harkness method of education, which sought to bring the benefits of the house system to the classroom by providing an intimate environment for intellectual discourse around a single, large conference table. Discussion of coeducation began in earnest in the 1970s and after a lengthy, but thoughtful analysis of what it would mean both pedagogically and practically to the school, the Board elected to accept female students in 1985. The first girls arrived on campus in 1987 and brought a new vitality to the campus community. As the 20th century drew to a close, the school embraced the ever increasing diversity of its students in gender, geography, faith, race and socio-economic group, focusing on the need for a Lawrentian education to include broad exposure to all facets of the global community and an appreciation for and understanding of multiculturalism. For more than 200 years, Lawrenceville graduates have gone on to success in their chosen fields, prepared by their education for the changing world around them. As the School enters its third century of educating students, we welcome you to join the legacy of Lawrenceville and discover what it means to be a Lawrentian in the 21st century.

Accounting Technician

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Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science & Law

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

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The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns. To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.

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The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice. Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 35,000 lawyers. The WSBA both regulates lawyers under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the lawyer discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

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