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422 W Riverside Ave, Suite 1100
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 624-5265

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Law Firm, Real Estate law, Business and Corporate law, Banking law, Tax law, Litigation, Labor and Employment. 

David M. Knutson

David Knutson, Spokane Attorney

Spokane, WA
Phone: 509.624.5265

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Primary Practice: Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Mergers & Acquisition


  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University, 1996, with distinction

  • J.D., Gonzaga University, 1994, cum laude

  • B.A., University of Washington, 1990

Dave Knutson’s practice incorporates a wide range of business and personal law, most of which involves some aspect of tax planning.

Dave counsels clients on business formation and operations; reorganizations; mergers; acquisition and sales of professional service entities; and estate tax planning. As one of the few attorneys in the area specializing in probate law, Dave assists clients with the administration of probates and trusts, draws up TEDRA agreements and handles complex 1031 exchanges. He also advises clients in the creation and qualification of nonprofit corporations, and counsels corporate boards on governance and operational issues. Dave has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with their highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington

  • Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 1996


  • Catholic Foundation of Eastern Washington, General Estate Planning 1, 2, and 3

  • Washington State, Estate Planning Basics

Representative Work

  • $10 million stock sale of $8 million manufacturing company

  • $8 million sale via reverse triangular merger of telecommunications company

  • $27 million stock sale of manufacturing company

  • $3 million acquisition of agricultural concern

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Rypien Foundation, General Counsel

  • Spokane Area Business Foundation, General Counsel

  • Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County, Board and Executive Committee Member

  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Pastoral Counsel

  • Catholic Foundation, Finance Committee

  • Catholic Charities Housing Board

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Adjunct Professor