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Robert (Bob) L. Mahon

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Partner

Firmwide Chair, State & Local Tax Practice

Bob Mahon, chair of the firm's State & Local Tax practice, focuses his practice on helping clients minimize state and local taxes and comply with state and local tax laws. Bob represents clients in state and local tax audits, refunds, appeals, and litigation, as well as assists clients with tax planning and business transactions. Bob is the past president of the Tax Section of the Washington State Bar Association and teaches State and Local Tax as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He is also a frequent speaker and author on state and local tax issues.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 - Present: Tax Law
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars of Washington Law"

Professional Leadership

  • Firmwide Chair, State & Local Tax Practice, 2010 - present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Tax Section, 1996 - present
    • President, 2008 - 2009
    • State & Local Tax Committee Chair, 2004 - 2008
    • Legislative Committee Chair, 2010 - present
  • Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives
    • Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - present
    • Author, U.S. Supreme Court Update column, 2003 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member, 1996 - present
    • ABA Sales & Use Tax Deskbook, Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - present

Community Involvement

  • City of Seattle, Ethics & Elections Commission, Chair, 2009 - 2012; Commissioner, 2004 - 2012
  • City of Seattle, Campaign Public Financing Advisory Committee, Member, 2008
  • Montlake Community Club, President, 2005 - 2006; Trustee, 2004 - 2008
  • City of Seattle, Public-Private Partnership Panel, City Council Appointee, 2000 - 2001 
  • Northwest Women's Law Center, Legislative Committee, 2000 - 2006

Related Employment

  • University of Washington School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1999 - present
  • Bogle & Gates P.L.L.C., Bellevue, WA, Associate, 1996 - 1999

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1996
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 1995
  • Grinnell College, B.A., with honors, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Washington