Our Firm

Betts, Austin, Johnson was founded in 1996 when Will Johnson (Bellingham office) joined with Rob Betts and Tim Austin (Bellevue office). Even though our firms are separate by name and location, we continue to collaborate together, creating a synergy of several tax lawyers, which provides our clients with greater expertise and knowledge in business and estate tax planning.

Betts, Austin, Johnson is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients by offering creative planning and solutions. The majority of our clients are serious business owners who are looking for the best ideas for transferring their businesses to the next generation. Our experience will accomplish such transfers with the least amount of income and gift/estate taxes. We have also helped many business owners determine the best way to structure the sale of their businesses.

Estate planning has always been at the heart of our firm. The federal and state of Washington estate taxes are onerous and complicated. Fortunately, we have the experience and tax expertise to help guide our clients to the most tax effective plan for transferring their estate to their family.