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Gregg D. Barton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Gregg Barton, a partner in the firm’s Business practice, has 25 years of experience focusing on state and local taxes principally in Washington (including Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma matters), Oregon and Alaska. His experience includes advising clients with respect to gross receipt, sales and use, net income, ad valorem, real estate excise and public utility taxes, seeking private rulings, handling administrative appeals and litigating in state courts.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court


  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2008 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient of the Association of Washington Business's "Heavy Lifter Award," 2013

Client Comments

  • "Gregg jumped in to assist us with a pressing matter. Gregg is extremely knowledgeable about Washington tax law, and has effectively advised us throughout the process. He has made himself available whenever necessary, and has made every effort to successfully meet several emergency deadlines. He has been a pleasure to work with, and an asset to our project. "


  • "Gregg is a man among boys in terms of Washington State tax controversy. His relationship with the Department of Revenue is unmatched. He is very easy to work with, generally responsive, and a great communicator. "


  • "Gregg is an outstanding Washington tax attorney. He is responsive, thorough, and creative in his advice, and he is also genuinely collegial with others. He is a valued advisor to AOL and other Time Warner divisions."

    Shawn Cox
    Tax Counsel
    AOL, LLC

  • "Gregg Barton is an outstanding Washington state tax lawyer. He has helped Plum Creek and my prior employer, AT&T Wireless, resolve complicated disputes with local taxing jurisdictions in a favorable manner. Gregg is very professional and results oriented. "

    Paul Stamnes
    Director, Tax Plannng and Operations
    Plum Creek

  • "Mr. Barton is an outstanding attorney. He prepares well; he is respected by peers and clients; he is knowledgeable, professional, and efficient. Mr. Barton thinks critically and is quick on his feet. He did an outstanding job for our Company. We were well represented and we received tremendous value for the work and fees charged. He exceeded our expectations and I would recommend him highly to other clients."

    William DeKlerk
    Director Tax Planning & Compliance
    Plum Creek

  • "He provides excellent client service. He is very thorough in analyzing problems."

    Bharat Patel

    Apria Healthcare

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-6358
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law (State and Local Tax)

Lawyer of the Year


  • University of Washington (BA) (1982)
  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D.) (1985)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M) (1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Washington State Bar Association — Member
  • Oregon State Bar Association — Member
  • Association of Washington Business, Tax & Fiscal Policy Committee — Member