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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. 

Joseph H. Wessman

Joseph Wessman, Spokane Attorney

Spokane, WA
Phone: 509.624.5265

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Primary Practice: Business & Corporate, Tax


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1979

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, 1978

  • B.S., University of Nevada at Reno, 1973

Joe Wessman has a substantial business practice with an emphasis on business and tax planning for closely held businesses. Additionally, he represents clients in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Joe routinely advises clients regarding IRS compliance and tax audits, as well as other state, federal, and local tax controversies. He also provides tax and accounting advice relating to structuring and documentation of partnership and limited liability companies, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, asset sales and purchases of businesses, and other day-to-day transactional matters. He also undertakes due diligence and advises businesses regarding debt-financing, private placements and public offerings of securities

Joe has been recognized since 2007 as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Mergers & Acquisitions Law.  Best Lawyers®, which is now partnered with U.S. News & World Report, is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington

  • Member of the Washington Bar Association

  • Member of the American Bar Association, Sections of Taxation; Business Law and Real Property Probate & Trust


  • Internal Revenue Service, Auditor

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law in Estate Planning

  • Frequent speaker on tax matters before the Washington State Bar Association, and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

  • Spokane Legal Services Corporation, Board of Directors

  • Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, Board of Directors

  • Children’s Home Society, Board of Directors