Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP
1030 S.W. Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205


Mark brings over thirty years of legal experience to his work in federal and state income, employment, and transfer tax planning and controversies.

Mark is an acknowledged expert in advising business, real estate and investment owners and executives in planning for the federal and state consequences of all facets of their ownership, employment or participation in their various ventures. Mark is especially adept in the areas of limited liability company, partnership and corporate tax law, owner and executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate tax law, like-kind (tax free) exchanges, complex LLC and partnership arrangements, business and investment succession planning, insurance tax law and charitable tax planning and organizations. He also regularly represents clients who are contesting adjustments to their federal or state taxes by the IRS or Oregon Department of Revenue - both through the administrative process and, where necessary, in litigation.

Mark is a former board member and Chair of the Oregon State Bar Association's Tax Section, an officer, board member and the driving force behind the Portland Tax Forum since its formation in 1988, a member of the Planning Committee for the Oregon Tax Institute from 2000-2005, and a member of the Portland Estate Planning Council. He has taught business tax law at Willamette Law School, and has been a member of the Joint Task Force of the Oregon State Bar's Business and Tax Sections responsible for drafting and amending Oregon's Limited Liability Company Act since that Act was first drafted in 1993. He is the author of numerous articles and conference materials covering various aspects of federal taxation and also Oregon and Washington limited liability companies, and is a frequent speaker on these topics both locally and nationally.

Articles & Speaking Engagements

Tax Aspects of Converting a Partnership or Corporation into an Oregon Limited Liability Company, Oregon Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 25 (1994)

Financial Aspects of Oregon Limited Liability Companies, Oregon Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 55 (1994)

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