Experienced Legal Advocates
Premier attorneys with a strong presence in Oregon and Washington, Hagen O’Connell & Hval provides legal services to a broad range of clients, including individuals, businesses, and institutions.
Generally speaking, tax planning is defined as analyzing a client’s past and current finances, review of prior tax returns and discussion of future goals with a tax attorney to ensure that all available advantages contained within the Internal Revenue Code are utilized to minimize tax exposure.
Tax Audit Defense
Few things in life are more intimidating than facing a tax audit examination. A tax audit is the examination of an individual or business return to verify that all items reported are accurate and substantiated. Our tax practice focuses primarily on audit representation (in field, mail, or office audits) for individuals and small businesses, both on domestic issues and international/treaty positions.
A tax controversy commences at the administrative (agency) level and generally arises from a tax audit (also known as a tax examination) or taxes owed from a filed/amended return. Our tax attorneys represent individual and corporate clients to resolve their tax controversy at all levels, including administrative, appeals, and, if necessary, US Tax Court or Oregon Tax Court. As an alternative to the time, cost, and expense of a trial, we can also assist with alternative dispute resolution, including Fast Track Mediation and/or arbitrating settlements with the IRS/Oregon Department of Revenue.
Estate Planning & Administration
An estate plan puts you in control of end-of-life decisions. Essential for adults of all ages, it provides for your loves ones and ensures that your property is distributed according to your wishes. It’s also a crucial component of your overall financial plan, and can help your heirs avoid paying substantial taxes and fees
Business & Corporate Law
There is no question that experience matters. At Hagen O’Connell & Hval, we are more than good lawyers: we are industry professionals. We strive to understand our clients’ businesses inside and out. Our clients are diverse, ranging from startups and emerging enterprises to family-owned and privately held companies and multinational, publicly traded corporations.
Real Estate Law
Our real estate law practice focuses on helping individuals and families efficiently resolve common challenges involving real property, including the purchase and sale of real estate, preparation and review of lease agreements whether residential or commerical, boundary disputes, deeds, and more.