PRACTICE AREAS: Business, Estate Planning, Tax
Ken is a tax attorney that handles federal corporate tax issues, state and local taxation (SALT), estate planning, and tax-exempt organizations. He handles federal tax controversy and tax planning for businesses and individuals, in addition to drafting wills and trusts for estates. Ken also helps with the drafting of corporate documents such as articles of incorporation or bylaws for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Ken has prior experience working for two state government taxing authorities: Department of Revenue (Washington State) and Texas Comptrollers of Public Accounts. This prior experience has provided Ken with keen insights to the procedures to seek state tax refunds, private letter rulings, and redeterminations of state tax decisions.
Ken received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bethune-Cookman University (BCU), his J.D. from Texas Southern University, and his L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. During undergrad, Ken was a collegiate athlete at three different institutions (Rice, N.C. State, BCU) and was part of the 2006 Rice College World Series team. During law school, Ken had the privilege of being a part of the Texas Legislature Internship Program under Senator Rodney Ellis during the 82nd Texas Legislature. After law school, Ken was afforded a clerkship with Judge Barbara Hervey of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- U.S. Tax Court
Ken lives in Federal Way with his daughter. When he is not practicing law or raising his daughter, he loves to be involved or connected to the game of baseball. Ken has coached youth teams in the South Sound and was the former Head Baseball Coach at University Prep High School (Seattle).