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Mitchell Emmert focuses his practice on corporate law with an emphasis on the impact of federal, state, and local taxation on businesses organized as corporations, LLCs, cooperatives, or tax-exempt entities. He regularly assists clients of various sizes with the sale or transition of their businesses to outside purchasers, family members, or current employees, and enjoys the tax structuring aspect of transactional work.

Mitchell also engages in a variety of corporate counsel work, such as the documentation of commercial transactions, governance matters, and agreements among members or shareholders. Mitchell enjoys working with a wide variety of industries, such as agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries.

Mitchell enjoys simplifying complex concepts to equip businesses to make sound decisions that fit their short and long-term strategy without getting bogged down in the details. He finds tax matters to be especially rewarding, given the rapidly changing landscape of federal and state tax regimes.

Mitchell graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law and, subsequently, completed a legal master’s degree in taxation from New York University Law School. Prior to joining Saalfeld Griggs, Mitchell worked in a transaction tax group at a “Big Four” accounting firm, where he reviewed the state and local tax implications of various transactions contemplated by private equity and corporate clients and assisted with tax structuring.

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Corban University

B.S., Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 2010

Pepperdine University School of Law

J.D., Cum laude, 2013

New York University School of Law

LL.M., Taxation, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • California
  • New York

Off the Job

After several years living in Los Angeles or New York, Mitchell is happy to be practicing in Salem, where he attended Sprague High School and Corban University. He enjoys the access to the outdoors that Oregon has to offer, exploring microbreweries across the state, and attending college sporting events.