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An active attorney and inactive Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Waldbaum regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington Department of Revenue. He has more than thirty years of experience in the tax field.

Mr. Waldbaum joined LeSourd & Patten in 1971 and is a past president of the firm. He is also a past president of the Washington State Bar Association's Tax Section and a past director of the state chapter and national organization, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. He has served as chairman of the Internal Revenue Service liaison committees at both the district and regional levels. Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Waldbaum is one of seven attorneys in Washington who is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and is repeatedly named as one of Washington's "Super Lawyers" by Washington Law & Politics. Seattle Magazine recognizes Mr. Waldbaum, based on a poll of over 5,000 King County attorneys, as one of the six "Best Tax Lawyers" in Seattle (one of the other five also being members of our firm).

He has published numerous articles on tax law and has spoken on tax issues before a wide variety of professional groups. He has extensive experience with Tax Court litigation, state and federal tax controversies, criminal tax defense, buying and selling businesses, and estate planning.

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Rodney Jay Waldbaum
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