Flanagan Legal Services
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Flanagan Legal Services



Bringing Fortune 500 experience to your small business legal matters.

Nestled in the North Tabor Neighborhood of Portland's eastside, Flanagan Legal Services represents small business clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The firm specializes in all the legal and bureaucratic tasks that weigh on the minds of small business owners: from the birth of a company to its sale, the hiring of an employee to the creating of a will to protect your family's largest assets in case of the unthinkable, and all those pesky tax questions that pop-up.  Whether you’re an artist, professional service provider, brick-and-mortar business, or online sales representative, Flanagan Legal Services will not only provide a roadmap for your situation and planned resolution, but we ensure you understand the why and how behind the process so you can make the best decisions about and for your business.  This firm brings extensive experience and professionalism, as well as a sense of humor and deep-seated respect for small business owners, to every case; we customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.

Rebecca has been practicing for over a decade and has worked for and with Fortune 500 Companies for most of that time.  She knows how the largest companies operate and comfortable speaking with the fanciest of executives, and she brings this experience and ease of communication to YOUR business.  Rebecca will give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come.

Get in touch to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.


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6006 NE Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon 97213


PO Box 18110
Portland, Oregon 97218


(503) 250-2546 telephone
(503) 662-6928 fax


Areas of practice.

business operations + Strategy

From inception to sale and every business decision in between, a plethora of options await.  I will counsel you through the options, create a plan, and help you execute the plan we create just for you.  With every project I undertake, I understand you want a simple, straight-forward answer and I, the left-brain lawyer that I am, want to provide all the details for every possible scenario.  Thus, you can count on my presenting your options and our plan in a clear-concise manner with an extended answer.  This format -- Question + Short Answer + Long Answer -- ensures that I meet my legal requirements of providing all the facts and also allows for easy review later when you read a short paragraph that sums up the research.

The small business world is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about retail trends.  With the consistent development of new technologies and new revenue streams, the opportunity for profit grows, but so does the complexity of business and tax laws that govern your product sales.  That’s where we come in.


This is for my fellow lawyers.  I'm looking at you, family law attorneys who need a seasoned tax lawyer to  explain how the numbers flow on a tax return.  Think about your self-employed client who is going through a divorce; the tax return shows six-figures of income but the client says it's not in a bank account.  I will explain via written report how that is possible.  I am also available for court appearances when testimony is be necessary to get the facts into the record.

tax planning + preparation

Taxes are a thorn in the side of most people.  My tax work is focused on educating clients on the ins and outs of tax law.  Income taxes for business and personal, understanding the difference between deductions and credits, knowing which tax credits are available, as well as ensuring your support for all tax positions are tightly documented in case of future audit.  I educate clients about employment taxes (e.g., income tax withholdings, unemployment insurance, social security and medicare, etc.), state level taxes (Washington B&O, Portland / Multnomah County Income Tax, sales tax, how to account for sales in multiple states), and finally I can assist clients with audit support and hearings before the Oregon Tax Court.

I am also available to help you prepare your personal income tax return, including all applicable schedules and claiming all deductions and credits.

Estate administration

It happens; people die.  Sometimes it is expected, other times it is not.  It is always emotional.  Let us assist your navigation of wrapping up your loved one's estate, as we work with compassion and grace.  We assist with all estates: those that have plans in place (read: will) as well as those without any documents to guide the family in the decedent's last wishes.  

estate plans

Not only for the super rich, estate plans are more than wealth passing from one generation to the next.  A robust estate plan will handle asset disposition through a will and possibly a trust, discuss your healthcare wishes through an advanced directive (also called a living will) and healthcare power of attorney (giving a loved one the authority to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated), and finally include a durable power of attorney (so a loved one can handle finances and daily life while you are incapacitated).  All this wrapped up in an easy to read, easy to store, and easy to review package.

household employer

Hiring a nanny seems straightforward; it's like paying a babysitter, but with more consistent hours, right?  Actually, it's far more complex (says this tax attorney who found the whole situation convoluted and missed a reporting deadline or two.)  Let me share lessons learned from my personal experience to make your process of hiring a nanny seamless.  I'll explain what is required once you are a "household employer," register your household with necessary state agencies, obtain your employer identification number, and create a calendar for reporting deadlines.  You'll know what you need to do, when to do it, and where to send it, ensuring you stay on top of all the paperwork.


We make a LIVING by what we GET,
but we make a LIFE by what we GIVE.
— Winston Churchill


Let's meet.

Ready to learn how Flanagan Legal Services can assist you?  Reserve a time to speak with Rebecca or submit a legal inquiry now.  We look forward to meeting you!