Cole M. Lindemann

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Cole has practiced law in Alaska since 2004 and received an “AV” preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble. Prior to practicing law, Cole was a tax accountant for national and regional CPA firms and international and national companies. Cole is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in taxation from the University of Denver.


PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Cole’s practice focuses on structuring and drafting documents related to purchases and sales of businesses and merger and acquisition transactions, choice of entity, real estate transactions, and income tax planning for entities and individuals, probate and trust administration, estate planning and related matters.

Cole’s clients include individuals, small to large scale businesses in various industries, limited liability companies, corporations (including S corporations), joint ventures, partnerships, non-profit corporations, and personal representatives of trusts and estates.

Presentations

Three Transition Strategies Small Business Owners Need to Know, 2019
Society of Financial Service Professionals – Rules of Thumb for Selling a Business, 2017
Anchorage Estate Planning Council – Tax Elections and Rules of Thumb for Selling a Business, 2016
Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., CPAs – Buy-Sell Agreements, 2009
Alaska Bar Association, Tax Section – IRC §704(c) Partnership Allocations, The Basics, 2006
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, Adjunct Professor of Tax– Taught entity, property and estate and gift taxation principles to graduate and undergraduate students, 2003

Publications

Co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Alaska Corporate Income Tax Portfolio (2017, 2018)

Memberships

Alaska Board of CPAs
Alaska Society of CPAs, Tax Section
Alaska Bar Association, Tax Section and Business Section

Professional Experience

Attorney since November 2004
– Practice of law in the business, estate and tax arenas

Clerk, Douglas J. Brajcich, J.D., C.P.A., Spokane, WA, 2002-2004
– Sophisticated tax planning and research regarding individuals, C and S corporations, LLCs and partnerships

Tax Manager and Consultant, Phoenix Fuel Corporation, Sheridan, WY, 2000-2001
– Tax planning and compliance, including all domestic and Canadian tax filings of an international aviation fuel distribution company

Tax Senior, Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, 1999-2000
– Preparation of individual, flow-through and corporate returns, with emphasis in publicly traded consolidated entities

Tax Senior, BDO Seidman, L.L.P., Denver, CO, 1998-1999
– Preparation of individual, flow-through and corporate returns, with an emphasis in publicly traded consolidated entities

Tax Accountant, J.D. Edwards & Company, Denver, CO, 1996-1998
– Wide range of tax and accounting experience, including tax research, federal and state compliance, transfer pricing, FAS 109, and research and development credits

Community Activities

Gonzaga University Alumni Association, Alaska Chapter, Past Director
Alaska Pacific University Foundation, Attorney

EDUCATION

J.D., Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2004
Master of Taxation, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, Denver, CO, 1999
B.B.A., Accounting, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 1995

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Alaska Bar Association, 2004
Wyoming Bar Association, 2005
Montana Bar Association, 2007

INTERESTS

Dog training, boating, fishing, Tang Soo Do Karate, and scuba diving.