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Christopher H. Ishihara


Christopher Ishihara is a tax attorney experienced in analyzing and researching complex tax issues under state and federal law. He has attended numerous case management conferences, oral arguments, and trials, where he has drafted memos and orders and created comprehensive summaries of case law.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Christopher was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert T. Manicke of the Oregon Tax Court and an extern for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto of the Oregon Supreme Court. He also externed at the Oregon Tax Court and worked as a legal extern with Willamette Valley Bank, where he analyzed operational requirements under Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act). 


New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2024

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 2022, summa cum laude; Executive Editor, Willamette Law Review; Presidential Scholarship; Certificate in Law and Business

Willamette University, B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 2020; Dean’s List and Department Honors





  • Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Symbolic Logic Class, Willamette University, 2017–2020

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