Matt Parkin has a corporate transactional and federal income tax practice focused primarily on business transactions, tax litigation and controversy, as well as the taxation of non-profit / exempt organizations. His business transactional practice includes advising clients on the corporate and tax aspects of formation of business ventures, real estate developments, mergers and acquisitions, capital restructurings, and asset and stock dispositions. Matt also regularly represents business clients in the cold storage and long-term care industries in connection with matters including entity formation and governance; complex mergers and acquisitions; and the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of real property. He also has experience representing clients in the regulated Oregon cannabis industry.

Matt represents individuals, closely held businesses and large corporate clients in audits, administrative appeals and collection matters, as well as in litigation in U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, and Federal Courts of Appeal.

Matt often advises debtors and lenders regarding the tax aspects of bankruptcy reorganizations and debt restructurings outside of bankruptcy.

I exemplify a client-centered approach to service and a practical approach to problem-solving. My interest in relationship-building results in collaborative conversations and sound results that make sense to all. I particularly enjoy the thoughtful interpretation of complex problems and utilizing my unique experience and skill set for the benefit of clients.

  • Acting as outside general counsel to a venture capital backed company developing over 800,000 sq.ft. of cold storage facilities in Southern California, including; corporate structure, financing, land use, real property acquisition, facility leasing, and negotiating contracts with onsite processors and customers.
  • Represented large long-term care operator in the sale of 13 facilities across 4 states and the reinvestment of the real property proceeds in multiple 1031 transactions nationwide.

  • Taxation of Cannabis Businesses: The Perils and the Pitfalls, Up in Smoke? Hot Spots for Cannabis Businesses – Oregon State Bar Seminar (2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar (2013-present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (1997-present)
  • American Bar Association (1997-present)
  • State Bar of Texas (1997-present)

In addition to major U.S. sports, I’m an avid fan of Premier League Soccer. I enjoy international travel and, at home, my primary hobby is cooking and enjoying time with my family and two rescue dogs.