Professional Biography

Bryan S. Smith Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6740

    F +1.206.359.7740


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Bryan Smith, a partner with the firm's Corporate practice, has experience in many aspects of federal income tax, including mergers and acquisitions, international and cross-border transactions, executive compensation, public and private offerings, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate and leasing transactions, and federal tax controversies.

chambers usa 2021 and bl 2020

Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Named “Tax Law Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
Ranked by Chambers USA three years in a row

Professional Recognition

  • Named "Lawyer of the Year," for Tax Law by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 - 2022: Tax Law
  • Listed in Chambers USA "American's Leading Business Lawyers," 2007, 2019 - 2021
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars of Washington Law," 2008

Related Employment

  • Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., Seattle, WA, Manager, Tax Department, 1995 - 2000
  • Eisenhower & Carlson, Tacoma, WA, Rule 9 Intern and Summer Associate, 1994 - 1995
  • Connolly, Holm, Tacon & Meserve, Olympia, WA, Summer Associate, 1993 - 1994





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995, Research & Technical Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • Seattle Pacific University, B.A., 1992