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Lorri Anne Dunsmore

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Lorri Dunsmore has over 24 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations in a variety of charitable, wealth transfer, business succession and federal tax matters. Lorri regularly works with individuals and tax-exempt organizations to address a wide range of tax and state law issues impacting charitable giving, formation of nonprofits and addressing the specialized needs of tax-exempt organizations including private foundation excise taxes, excess benefit transactions, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law compliance, commercial co-ventures and joint ventures. Lorri has spoken and written about numerous issues related to non-profit governance and compliance matters and has worked with a variety of tax-exempt organizations to provide training for board members and officers.  Lorri's practice also includes advising clients on the formation, operation, management and transfer of family business entities. She works closely with families to implement business succession and wealth transfer strategies.  Lorri has experience advising privately held corporations, limited liability companies and professional corporations on issues ranging from formation to dissolution.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • U.S. Tax Court

Client Comments

  • "Lorri is one of the most respected charity lawyers in the state and we are honored to have her services on behalf of our mission. She is extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. However, she does this while also being genial and supportive."

    Joe Womac
    Executive Director
    Fulcrum Foundation

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8528
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Non-Profit / Charities Law (Charitable Gift Planning, Churches, Private Foundations, Tax-Exempt Organizations)
  • Tax Law

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  • Chadron State College (BA)
  • University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations — Member
  • WSBA Nonprofit Committee — Member