Alee Soleimanpour


Alee Soleimanpour helps clients navigate complicated business and tax issues on the federal, state, and local level. A tactical thinker, Alee finds that the most complicated legal problems are often best resolved with a combination of understanding his client’s unique needs and his strategic tax planning experience.

Tax Controversy

As each client’s tax controversy needs are distinct and pressing, Alee is practiced at advising clients on many types of disputes. In federal matters, he represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), assisting with IRS examinations, appeals, ruling requests, and other administrative proceedings. Before the United States Tax Court, Alee represents clients in tax and related financial cases. In state matters, he assists clients with a wide variety of tax matters before administrative agencies in Oregon and Washington.

Transactional Matters

Alee’s business transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, choice entity, tax-exempt entity formation, real property development, qualification and operation. He also counsels on pass-through entities and corporate reorganizations.

Since the 2019 enactment of Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT), Alee has advised clients on the implementation of this tax law and its effect on their businesses.  He has authored a number of articles on Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) developments, both from the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Legislature. For more on the CAT, please refer to those articles here. To be added to our email list of CAT updates, please contact Alee at

Prior to joining the firm, Alee served as a law clerk on the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC, for the Honorable Carolyn P. Chiechi and Joseph W. Nega.



  • Advises and defends clients in tax-related disputes with the Washington Department of Revenue, Oregon Department of Revenue, and Internal Revenue Service.
  •  Advises clients regarding tax domicile and residency for income tax purposes.
  • Researches legal and factual backgrounds for cases and drafts opening and answering briefs in United States Tax Court cases.
  • Advises clients on how to navigate the Oregon Corporate Tax regime, enacted in 2019

Memberships & Awards


  • Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association – Founding Member (2022-present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association – Member (2018-present)
  • American Bar Association – Tax, Member (2018-present)
  • American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Member (2018-present)
  • Oregon State Bar - New Tax Lawyers Committee, Member (2018-present)


  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Ones to Watch, Tax Law (2021-2023)
  • Computer-Assisted Learning Instruction Award (CALI) for Excellence, Appellate Legal Research & Writing III (2013)
  • Computer-Assisted Learning Instruction (CALI) Award for Excellence, Transactional Skills Lab (2012)

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Gonzaga Journal of International Law, Member (2013-2015)
  • Gonzaga Law Review, Member (2013-2015)




Oregon State Court

United States Tax Court

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Washington State Court

Outside The Office