Lake Oswego, OR- Delap LLP, one of Oregon's largest local accounting firms, has announced the addition of Gary Stachlowski, Karen Nelson, and their staff at PNW Tax Advisors.  Effective January 1, 2016, Stachlowski assumes the role of Partner in charge of Delap's High Net-Worth Tax Practice and Nelson assumes the role of Principal on Delap's Trust & Estate team.

Gary Stachlowski brings to Delap 35 years of tax and leadership experience.  Gary began his career with Arthur Andersen in Seattle, where he became a partner leading the firm's tax practices both in Portland and Warsaw, Poland. Gary later co-founded PNW Tax Advisors in 2006.  Gary works primarily with private companies and their owners in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate and forest products industries.  Stachlowski's experience also includes significant consulting on business, individual, trust and estate taxation and federal, state and foreign tax compliance. Gary handles complex IRS and state tax audits, consults on real estate investments, business acquisitions and dispositions, as well as family wealth and estate planning.

Karen Nelson, who also brings 35 years of tax experience, is one of the leading estate and trust tax advisors in the region.  Karen worked the majority of her career at KPMG in Portland and later co-founded PNW Tax Advisors in 2006.  Karen works with corporate executives, individuals, family partnerships, and trusts/estates, working closely with each client to achieve their unique family and financial goals.  Karen also represents clients in IRS exams, assists executives with stock compensation matters, and provides tax consulting for complex transactions.

Joining the Delap team represents a unique opportunity for all parties involved.  Stachlowski commented, "As our client base continued to expand, we started to look for potential partners to add to our firm's resources and capabilities. It was clear in my mind that Delap provided us the best team and culture to serve our clients now and into the future."

Alex Corrigan, the CEO of Delap says, "We are committed to providing our clients with world-class service and that always starts with quality people.  Gary and Karen are well-known experts in their fields and bring tremendous depth of knowledge in very specialized areas of taxation.  Our team is excited to welcome each of the talented team members of PNW Tax Advisors to our firm.  With the addition of Gary, Karen, and their team, we are even more confident in our ability to help Delap clients win in their markets both today and in the years to come."

For over 80 years, Delap has leveraged the firm expertise to help clients win.  Call Delap today at 503-697-4118 to see what our team can do for you.

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