Mark S. Munro

Mark S. Munro

Missoula, Montana
406-523-2500 (Office)
406-523-2567 (Direct)

Mark advises on tax, business, estate planning and real estate transactional matters.  His practice focuses on matters involving federal and state tax law, including entity formations, joint ventures, partnership and corporate tax planning, tax-deferred property transfers, tax-exempt entities, deductible contribution of conservation easements and business acquisitions and dispositions.  Mark also advises on Washington State business and occupations, real estate excise, and sales and use tax matters and handles disputes and ruling requests with the Washington Department of Revenue.

Mark currently serves as outside tax counsel to several law firms in Seattle and Portland, providing tax support on transactional matters handled by those firms. His clients have also included individuals, start-up companies, public corporations, private equity funds, tax-exempt organizations, state pension funds, hospitals and real estate developers and investors. He represents many clients outside Montana, including several large public corporations. Mark also served on the faculty at the University of Washington Law School where he taught tax classes in the tax LLM program.

Prior to joining Garlington Lohn & Robinson Mark practiced tax law for 16 years with large firms in New York and Seattle. Mark grew up in Missoula and is a proud graduate of Big Sky High School. His wife, Beth, is from Butte. When not in the office, Mark is likely to be exploring the mountains and rivers with his family and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax
  • Business
  • Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Taxation, LLM, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • Washington, 2003
  • Texas, 2009


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
    • Law Journal: New York University Environmental Law Journal, Staff Editor
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • L.L.M. - 1999
    • Major: Taxation
  • Willamette University, Oregon
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1991
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Congress Passes Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 20, 2010
  • An Analysis of Washington Initiative 1098, Foster Pepper News Alert, September 24, 2010
  • Washington Partnership and Limited Liability Company Deskbook, Editor, Washington State Bar Association, 2d. Ed., 2010


  • "Tax-Free Reorganizations in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions" , Seminar Group 2013 M&A Conference
  • "Federal Tax Law Uncertainty and the 2012 Elections", Seminar Group 2012 Private Equity Conference
  • "Choice of Entity Considerations", Foster Pepper Survey Training Course
  • "Partnership and Real Estate Workouts", Commentator, Seattle Attorney-CPA Tax Clinic
  • "Coaching Contracts, NCAA Status and Sponsorships: A Survey of Not-for Profit Tax Law", Co-presenter, The Business of Sports - A CLE to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, 2006 - 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Tax Section Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Foster Pepper PLLC, Partner, 2004 - 2013
  • Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP, Associate, 2002 - 2004
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Associate, 2000 - 2002
  • Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts, Associate, 1997 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • UW Federal Taxation Clinic


  • Spanish