Jennifer Coates

Top rated Tax attorney in Bainbridge Island, Washington

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC
Jennifer Coates
Jenny Coates Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Tax, Business & Corporate, International

Licensed in Washington since: 2007

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC

6100 Lynwood Center Road, NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Phone: 206-780-7934 Email: Jennifer Coates Visit website


Jenny Coates Law, PLLC, is a boutique tax and business law practice with offices in Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Washington.  With twenty years of experience at prominent international law firms, including the Seattle cross-border practice group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and the Wall Street financial tax practice group of Sidley Austin LLP, Jenny provides practical, creative solutions to diverse tax issues.   Emphasizing complex U.S. tax and business legal issues affecting entities and individuals, Jenny Coates Law provides skilled legal review and advice for:

  • Domestic and international business transactions
  • Entity formation and restructuring
  • Compensation issues
  • Creative financing arrangements
  • Cross-border employment
  • Tax implications of immigration and emigration; change in U.S. residency
  • Domestic and cross-border asset transfers by business entities and individuals
  • Withholding compliance
  • Contract review and drafting
  • General tax planning for businesses and individuals

Jenny Coates Law brings to any problem a unique combination of experience and skills, encompassing M&A, international tax expertise and a seasoned understanding of the taxation of complex financial products and planning.   Jenny Coates Law offers a versatile, personal alternative to large law firms for sophisticated tax and business counsel.

First Admitted: 1991, New York

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Educational Background:
  • New York University, LLM in TaxationYale University, B.A. in English Literature, Cum Laude
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • LL.M New York University School of Law, 1994
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • All day seminar on global tax issues; presentations on a variety of issues. , Speaker; , Tax Goes Global—New Economy and Doing Business Overseas, The Seminar Group, International Practitioners, 2012
  • Lecture on the many complex tax ruless applicable in the context of cross-border M&A., Speaker, U.S. Tax Issues to Watch Out for in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, WSBA International Law Section, 2011
  • Discuss of tax issues impacting small firm and solo practitioners., Speaker, WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference - Taxes - What You Need to Know, Washington State Bar Association, Washington Bar Solo And Small Firm Practice Group, 2016
  • Discuss of options for incentiving employees with equity in the start up context., Speaker, Employee Equity Compensation Strategies for Start-Ups, Keiretsu, Keiretsu Forum Northwest Chapter, 2012
  • Co-Presentation in Securities Continuing Legal Education Webinar, Speaker, Crowdfunding Tax Considerations, Securities Lawyers, 2012
  • Present US tax implications of acquiring US taxpayer status through immigration and issues arising on emmigration., Speaker, Tax Issues for Non-Citizens; What Immigration Lawyers Need to Know, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speak to lawyers, accountants and financial planners regarding tax issues raised in cross-border planning and complexity cause by use of limited liabliity companies., Issues Raised by LLCs in Cross-Border Tax Planning for High Net Worth Taxpayers , The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Seattle, Trust & Estate Professionals, 2012
  • Speak to tax issues raised for people immigrating into the US on EB-5 visas., Speaker, Tax Implications of EB-5 Visas, Select Seattle Attorneys, Small Firm Lawyers And Solo Practitioners, 2012
  • Speak to cross border tax issues before professional association of tax lawyers and accountants, , Speaker, Cross-Border Traps for the Unwary, Seattle Tax Group, 2012
  • Speak to issues real property and estate lawyers regarding cross-border tax issues raised with outbound estate planning and issues related to foreign nvestment in US real estate., Speaker, Cross-border Income Tax Issues That can arise in Outbound Estate Planning Managing …. Uncertainty in Changing Times, Washington Bar Association, Real Property Probate And Trust Section, 2012
  • Discuss foreign account reporting requirements and applicable penalties., Speaker, What Your Client Didn’t Tell You Foreign Financial Accounts , Select Seattle Attorneys - Small Firm And Solo Practice Lawyers, 2014
  • Article addressing new partnership tax regulation., Co-author, Final Section 731(c) Regulations on Distributions of Marketable Securities Favor Taxpayers, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1997
  • Article discusing proposed partnership tax regulation. , co-author, Proposed Regulations Clarify Rules on Distributions of Marketable Securities, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1996
  • Panel Speaker at the 2017 Annual WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference hosted in partnership with the Solo and Small Practice Section., Panel Discussion, The Ethical and Professional Considerations of Running a Home Office, Washington Bar Association, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Representation for U-Visa Applicant, Northwest Immigration Project, 2017
  • Co-Executive Director; Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (Arts hub organization - 9 months)  , 2016
  • Advisor Board, Bainbridge Chorale, 2016
  • Washington, for tax speciality, Super Lawyer, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Financial Transactions
  • International Tax
  • Start Ups

Office location for Jennifer Coates

6100 Lynwood Center Road, NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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