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Bar Admissions: Washington State and U.S. Supreme Court.

Education: Hamilton College (A.B., 1980); Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1983). Order of the Coif. Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 1982-1983.

Publications: Author: "Interstate Tax Insights," Vol. 1 No. 9, 1998 and Vol. 3, No. 6, 2001; "Washington State B&O Taxes," AWB, 1996; "Washington State Sales and Use Taxes," AWB, 1997; "Washington State Tax Audits Administration and Appeals," AWB, 1998.

Boards: Association of Washington Business, 1994-2000; Washington Research Council, 1994-1998.

Former Practice: Stoel Rives, 1988-1993 (Chair of Firm's State & Local Tax Group)

Memberships: Washington State Bar Association (Former Member: Taxation Section). Former Member, American Bar Association, 1983-2003 (Member: Tax Section; State and Local Tax Committee; Chair, Publication Subcommittee, 1989-1991; CLE Subcommittee, 1991-1993).

Practice Areas: State and Local Tax Litigation; Business Planning Law; Taxation; Business Law, General Counseling.

Reported Cases: Cost Management Services v. Lakewood, 178 Wn.2d 635 (2013);  U.S. Oil Trading LLC v. Office of Financial Management, 159 Wn. App. 357 (2011); G-P Gypsum v. State, 164 Wn.2d 304 (2009); AWB v. State, 155 Wn.2d 430 (2005);  Allis-Chalmers v. North Bonneville, 113 Wn. App. 108 (1989);  National Can. v. Washington,  109 Wn.2d 878 (1988); Tyler Pipe v. State., 483 U.S. 232 (1987); Kalama Chemical v. State, 102 Wn. App. 577 (2000).

Contact Information: mailing address :5314 28th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335; telephone: (253) 649-0265; facsimile: (253) 649-0267; Seattle line (206) 713-1287; email: Frank@DincesLawFirm.com

I am saddened by the passing of my long-time friend and colleague Geoffrey P. Knudsen.  Geoff was of counsel to the Firm and my former partner.  He always provided excellent counsel.  His honor and humility will long be remembered. He is, and will be, missed.