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Darin Christensen is a tax and business lawyer licensed in Oregon and Washington whose practice focuses on tax planning, estate planning, probate, and business transactions. He has extensive experience in the areas of federal and state income, employment, excise, gift, estate, and generation skipping taxes, probate and trust administration, and planning for business formations, operations, and transfers.Darin has been involved as an attorney in income tax planning for individuals, estates, trusts, charitable organizations, governmental entities, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, and corporations. He has assisted clients with business transactions, including formations, transfers, mergers, and sales. In addition, he has formed and obtained tax-exempt status for several charities, private and public, and advised already established charities regarding operations and annual planning.He has provided advice and assistance on U.S. and foreign tax planning for individuals and entities under the tax treaties with the U.K., Germany, France, India, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, and under general U.S. and foreign tax law for transactions involving countries with which the U.S. has no tax treaty. He has also established and advised clients regarding foreign trusts.Darin has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and Oregon Department of Revenue. In so doing, he has been extensively involved with the personal holding company tax, the accumulated earnings tax, and excessive compensation issues. He has represented clients regarding taxation of legal settlements, amortization of intangible assets, and tax disputes involving estates and trusts. He has obtained several favorable private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service.
In addition to practicing law, Darin has worked as a licensed realtor, as a Danish linguist, and as co-owner and operator of a commercial aviary.