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Tonkon Torp Tax Attorney Authors Federal Income Tax Book

September 12, 2011

Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Tonkon Torp, has written a new law student study guide, Basic Federal Income Tax, 4th edition.  The book is part of the Emanuel Law Outline series of study guides that provide succinct explanations of critical issues and key topics for various legal disciplines. 


Griffith represents individuals and businesses on federal, state and local tax matters.  Her particular emphasis is taxation of corporations, complex partnerships and limited liability corporations (LLCs).  She has authored several books on taxation and is a frequent speaker on tax, transition planning and other business-related topics.  She is also co-author of Family Wealth Transition Planning (Wiley, 2009), a guidebook for families and advisors that addresses family business succession issues.


Griffith's 30-year career includes both practicing and teaching law. Before joining Tonkon Torp in 2008, she was a partner at Speer Hoyt PC in Eugene and was a Professor at Willamette University College of Law. She earned her law degree from Stanford University.   


Tonkon Torp's Tax and Employee Benefits attorneys advise businesses and nonprofit organizations on tax aspects of business structure, tax compliance and controversy, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and tax-qualified/nonqualified retirement plans.