ATTORNEY BIO

Fred Robinson focuses his practice on yacht transactions in the United States, Canada, and Asia. He represents U.S. and foreign yacht owners, brokers and shipyards and has extensive experience handling the purchase, sale, new construction, taxation, registration, importation and chartering of yachts. 

Honors and Recognitions

 

Fred Robinson was awarded an "AV" Pre-eminent rating by Martindale Hubbell® - a rating for attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

 

He was repeatedly recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as one of King County's "Top Lawyers."

 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association – Tax Section

  • Washington State Bar Association - Tax Section

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

  • Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA)

  • International Superyacht Society (ISS)

  • International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA)

  • Northwest Marine Trade Association - Superyacht Committee

  • Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NWYBA)

  • United States Superyacht Association (USSA)

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, University of Florida School of Law

  • Juris Doctor (J.D), Santa Clara University Law School

  • Bachelors Degree, Major in Business/Accounting, Seattle University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Tax Court of the United States

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Seminars/Speaking Engagements

Fred is also frequent speaker at many events and seminars, such as the American Superyacht Forum and Washington State Bar Association. He covers a range of topics, including yacht leasing and taxation, local and state taxation, build contracts, minimizing tax effects on yachts, and offshore yacht registration/flagging.

ABOUT THE FIRM

          Attorney Fred Robinson has over 35 years in law practice and focuses on yacht transactions in the United States, Canada, and Asia.  He represents U.S. and foreign yacht owners and brokers.  He has extensive experience with the following: 

  • Yacht Purchase and Sale

  • Ownership Structures

  • Purchase/Sale of LLCs

  • Taxation

  • Charter Agreements

  • Domestic Documentation/Foreign Flagging

  • Offshore Delivery

  • New Builds and Refits

 

          Prior to engaging in law practice, he passed the C.P.A. exam and worked with international public accounting firms.

ROBINSON

LAW FIRM PLLC

Serving yacht clients throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia

 
 
 

PRACTICE AREAS

 

 

National/International

Contract negotiations, business formation, and cross-border transactions

Tax Law

Department of Revenue rulings and appeals; Federal and state tax planning to minimize tax exposure

Yacht Law

Purchase, sale, new construction, taxation, registration, off-shore delivery and chartering of yachts

 

CONTACT

 

 

 

ROBINSON

LAW FIRM PLLC

OUR LOCATION

11027 Marine View Dr. SW Seattle, WA 98146

 

Email: Fred@frobinsonlaw.com
Office:  (206) 431-2686

Cell:  (206) 557-0177

 

 

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