Biography

Blair has over 25 years of experience in tax accounting, including both publicly held and privately owned companies. He primarily serves middle market and emerging companies in a variety of industries, including high technology, life sciences, professional services, retail, investment services, and manufacturing. His experience includes tax credits, multi-state taxation, tax and financial planning, executive compensation and maximizing shareholder compensation, state and local tax minimization, and business planning strategies. Blair has participated in the structuring of mergers and acquisitions, including tax planning for corporations and shareholders as well as executive compensation and stock option planning. Blair serves as the Portland office's tax department lead and as a firm technical resource for Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740, Accounting for Income Taxes.

Selected Publications

  • "The Facebook Effect: How Crowd Funding Will Boost Entrepreneurial Innovation" (The National Venture Capital Association Monthly Newsletter, February 2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Tax and Accounting Issues Associated with Earnouts
    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Business Transition Event (April 2013)
  • Tax Considerations of Stock Options
    2012 National Association of Personal Financial Advisors West Conference (September 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
  • Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Technology Association of Oregon

Education

  • BBA, accounting, University of Oregon