G. Kim Risenmay


G. Kim Risenmay focuses his practice on multistate tax service, including property tax issues. For more than 25 years, Kim has helped businesses reduce or eliminate their state and local tax burdens, advising them on how to structure major purchases and investments, reducing transaction taxes, reorganizing their corporate structures for maximum tax efficiency, defending against tax assessments during audits and administrative appeals, litigating to recover taxes that were improperly assessed, examining past tax returns to identify and recover excess taxes paid and representing taxpayer interests before the state legislature and during administrative rulemaking procedures. Kim is experienced with all levels of tax dispute and resolution, both administrative and judicial.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 1985-present
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1999-present
  • Chairman, Tax Section, Seattle-King County Bar Association, 1994-1996
  • Chairman, Local Tax Subcommittee, Tax Section, Washington State Bar Association, 1990-1997
  • Member, Seattle-King County Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Adjunct professor of law, University of Washington School of Law (state and local tax courses for graduate program in taxation), 1996-1999


  • "Washington Taxation of Grape Growers and Wineries," Stoel Rives Washington Wine Law Seminar, Woodinville, Washington, Mar. 2013
  • "Washington Sales and Use Tax," Lorman Educational Services, Mar. 2013
  • "Washington State Tax Treatment for Nonprofit Entities," National Business Institute, Dec. 2012
  • "Washington License Fees and Other Taxes on Spirits Distillers, Distributors and Retailers," Washington Wine, Beer and Distillers Law Seminar, Stoel Rives LLP, Woodinville, Washington, 2012
  • "The Attorney's Guide to Accounting Terms and Concepts," National Business Institute, Jan. 2010
  • "Accounting 101 for Attorneys," National Business Institute, Oct. 2009
  • Presented on state and local tax topics at New York University's Institute on State and Local Taxation, Washington Department of Revenue, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Washington Business, American Electronics Association, Washington Women's CPA Society and other professional organizations.


  • "Washington State Rethinks Its Transactional Nexus Requirements," Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives, September 2004
  • Assistant editor, 1990-2007, state editor, 1990-2006, Warren, Gorham & Lamont's Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives
  • Authored several articles and technical comments explaining the impact of recent court decisions and legislation in the Northwestern states


  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., taxation, 2007
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1985, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Executive editor, BYU Law Review
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, Master of Accountancy, 1976, summa cum laude
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. accountancy, 1975, summa cum laude


  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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