John T. Piper Esq.

When this portfolio was written, Mr. Piper was a partner in the Seattle, Washington, law firm of Bogle & Gates where his practice focused on tax litigation. He has argued tax cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Washington Supreme Court, the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Piper has been active on bar committees providing liaison with the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington Department of Revenue. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Advisory Councils of the NYU State and Local Tax Institute and the National Institute of State and Local Taxation. Mr. Piper is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Justice, Tax Division, and is Past Chair of the ABA Tax Section, State, & Local Taxes Committee. He is Vice Chair, ABA Tax Section Court Procedure Committee; ABA Tax Section Liaison with the Multistate Tax Commission; and Chair, State Bar Liaison with the Washington Department of Revenue (includes handling joint tax programs with the Washington Department of Revenue). Before joining Bogle & Gates, Mr. Piper was tax counsel for Weyerhauser and tax trial attorney with the Department of Justice. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1960.