Paul Arthur Tonella

Paul Arthur Tonella: Attorney with Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
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Paul Tonella practices in Keller Rohrback’s business and estate planning group, where he represents individuals, families, and businesses in tax and general legal matters. He brings a wide range of experience in entity formation, contracts, purchases and sales of companies, personalized estate planning and probate and trust administration.

Articles & Presentations

“Construction Taxes,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2008)

“Choice of Entity and Other Business Start-up Issues,” Washington State Bar Association (1998, 2002, 2007)

“Buying and Selling the Mom and Pop Business in Washington,” NBI (2004, 2006)

“Joining Forces - Joint Ventures,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2005)

“Estate Planning,” OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2004)

“Asset Protection Planning,” NBI (2002)

“Limited Liability Companies, the Entity of Choice in Washington,” NBI (1999)

“Buying and Selling a Business,” CPA Law Forum (1999)

“Buying and Selling a Business,” Washington State Society of CPA’s (1999)

“Bankruptcy Primer: Discharging Tax Liability,” Washington State Society of CPA’s (1998)

“Basic Corporate Law,” National Business Institute (NBI) (1997)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business & Finance
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206.623.1900  Phone
206.623.3384  Fax
University Attended:
University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration (Accounting, Quantitative Methods), 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1990, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; 1989, Washington

Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association, Member, Real Property and Probate Trust Section, Business Section

Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA), Board Member

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Association, Past Board Member

Explorer West Middle School, Past Board Member
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other

Peer Reviews

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Seattle, Washington

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