James A. "Jim" Flaggert

James A. "Jim" Flaggert

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Recognized since 2003

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

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Jim Flaggert focuses on estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, business-succession planning, charitable planning, and estate and trust disputes. He creates charitable trusts and foundations and limited liability companies and partnerships, and assists in creating and funding insurance trusts and qualified personal residence trusts. Jim assists clients with generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and with grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts and dynasty trusts.

Jim also practices in the aircraft acquisition and finance area, and has represented purchasers, financing parties and airlines in connection with the purchase and delivery of more than 450 Boeing commercial aircraft. He has also assisted such clients in connection with various related tax matters. Jim regularly assists in the pre-delivery financing of commercial aircraft.

Contact & Links
  • 920 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
    Seattle, WA 98104-1610
  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., graduated 1991
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Gift Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Partnership and Limited Liability
  • Planning for Closely Held Businesses
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration


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