Betts Austin


Over 100 years of combined legal experience.

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Community Property Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Complex Tax Saving Strategies
  • Federal Gift Tax Returns

Business Acquisitions, Mergers and Reorganizations

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Merger Agreements
  • Tax-Free Plans of Reorganization


  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Disclaimers
  • Federal Estate Tax Returns
  • State of Washington Estate Tax Returns
  • Nonjudicial Agreements

Federal, State and Local Taxation

  • Income Tax Planning
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • B & O Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Real Estate Excise Tax
  • Tax Controversies 

Business Formations

  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations

Aviation Taxation

  • Depreciation
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Personal Property Tax 
  • Public Utility Tax
  • Aircraft Excise Tax

Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.
— Judge Learned Hand