Professional Biography

Scott H. Wallace Partner

Firmwide Chair, Trust & Estate Planning Practice

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3729

    F +1.206.359.9000

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    +1.206.359.3729

    SWallace@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Scott Wallace focuses his practice on personal, tax and estate planning for individuals, families and family offices. Scott works with clients to minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes through the creation of wills, trusts, business entities and charitable organizations, as well as through the use of gifts, sales and other sophisticated wealth-transfer strategies. He provides tax-efficient planning for individuals and families, fiduciary representation, estate and trust administration, involvement in nonjudicial trust and estate dispute resolutions, formation and administration of charitable organizations, and preparation of gift and estate tax returns.

In implementing estate planning strategies, Scott helps clients establish a variety of trusts to meet their planning goals, which can include irrevocable gift trusts for the benefit of a spouse and/or descendants, grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts.

When away from the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his young family, supporting local sports teams, exploring new restaurants and playing the occasional round of golf.

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America 2021 - 2022: Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington Rising Star," 2017
  • Perkins Coie Washington practice ranked Band 1, in Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW), 2016 - 2020

Professional Leadership

  • University of Washington Foundation Board, Executive Committee
  • University of Washington Estate of Gift Tax Planning Council, Chair
  • Fred Hutchinson Professional Advisory Council, Member
  • Seattle Estate Planning Seminar, Chair, 2017
  • Estate Planning Council of Seattle, Prior Member of the Executive Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
    • Sections: Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust

Related Employment

  • University of Washington School of Law, Estate Planning – Drafting, Adjunct Professor, 2021
  • Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group LLP, Associate, 2007 - 2012; Summer Associate, 2004 - 2007

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Education

  • University of Washington, LL.M., Taxation, 2011
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, Honors Program, 2003