About Rachel

Rachel Trickett is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Tax section. Her practice focuses on federal, state, and local tax issues, including both transactional and tax controversy matters. Rachel has particular experience advising clients on state tax considerations related to multistate business operations and representing clients in multistate tax disputes ranging from administrative level proceedings to litigation against state departments of revenue. She regularly counsels clients regarding income and franchise, sales and use, property, and transfer tax issues. In addition, Rachel is experienced in advising clients on a variety of federal tax issues, including entity formation, corporate reorganizations, transactions involving pass-through entities, renewable energy financing, and other general corporate and individual tax issues.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Rachel was an associate with K&L Gates LLP (2017-2019), Morrison & Foerster LLP (2016-2017) and Alston & Bird LLP (2014-2016). She was a postgraduate fellow and temporary law clerk for the Honorable Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (2012) and a judicial extern for the Honorable John Acosta of the U.S. District Court for the District Of Oregon (2010).

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  • Provided counsel to large multinational businesses regarding federal and international tax considerations pertinent to structuring transactions, public and private debt offerings, internal reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and overseas operations of U.S. multinationals.
  • Counseled energy industry clients, including utilities, tax equity investors, and project developers regarding qualification of renewable energy projects for state and local and federal tax incentives.
  • Counseled clients regarding the tax consequences of participating in the digital economy.
  • Assisted charitable organizations with matters such as incorporation and applying for and maintaining federal and state tax exemption status.
  • Represented clients in multistate and federal tax controversies from audit through litigation.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Tax Section, 2011-present

Civic Activities

  • Member, Friends of the Springfield Public Library, 2008-present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Are Alabama, South Dakota Overeager to Challenge Quill?,” Law 360, May 23, 2016
  • “Punitive Damages: The Controversy Continues,” Oregon Law Review, 2011

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