Helsell Fetterman Welcomes New Associate Attorney Mark Schwarz

Mark Schwarz brings expertise in tax litigation and business counsel to the law offices of Helsell Fetterman in Seattle.

Mark Schwarz joined Helsell Fetterman LLP as an associate attorney. Mr. Schwarz’s practice focuses on tax controversy, tax advice, business and real estate transactions, and estate planning.

Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Mr. Schwarz represented the United States Internal Revenue Service as a Senior Attorney and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. As a senior IRS attorney, his work focused on litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, where he garnered four legal opinions while managing over 300 cases during a five-year tenure. As a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Mark represented the IRS in Bankruptcy Court as a creditor in cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 13.

In addition to his caseload, Mr. Schwarz represented the IRS on a taskforce that investigated inmate tax fraud and served as a member of Nevada’s Fight Fraud Taskforce. During that time, he also authored the IRS Nominee Lien Handbook and updated the IRS Nevada Law Guide—two resources relied upon by the IRS offices in Nevada.

After studying Political Science at Washington State University, Mr. Schwarz earned his J.D. from the Gonzaga University School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. At Helsell Fetterman, Mr. Schwarz will concentrate on taxation, tax controversy, business and real estate transactions, estate planning, and business litigation.

Contact Mark at [email protected] or (206) 689-2147.