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WILLIAM C. SEVERSON

Bill SeversonMr. Severson's career has focused on state and local tax and finance in both the private and public arenas for over 30 years. His experience includes complex tax valuation disputes, class actions challenging state and local taxes and fees, valuation and equalization of public utility property, excise tax litigation, federal commerce clause limitations on state tax authority, taxation of leasehold estates and other partial interests in publicly-owned property, challenges to special levy tax authority, governmental financial management practices and procedures, inter-governmental tax immunity and challenges to local tax officials when they act outside the scope of their legal authority.

Mr. Severson began his practice in Washington State as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, where he advised and represented county officials on tax and finance matters. He is a member of the bars of Washington state, the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Associations

National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (exclusive Washington State member).

Washington State Bar Association, Tax Section and State & Local Tax Subcommittee.

Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Associate Member.

International Association of Assessing Officers, Associate Member.

Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound (past member Board of Directors).

Education

University of Washington, School of Law, J.D., 1974.

University of Washington, Arts & Sciences Honors College, B.A. Economics, 1971, cum laude.

1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4400, Seattle, WA 98154-1192   |   Phone: (206) 838-4191   |   Fax: (206) 389-1708   |   bill@seversonlaw.com