Filmore E. Rose


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(206) 538-2166


Menlo Park,  Seattle

Practice Groups and Client Sectors:

Trusts and Estates,  International,  Tax,  Private Client

Areas of Focus:

State and Local (Subnational) Tax,  Personal Tax,  Non-Profit Organizations,  Trusts and Estates,  Estate and Gift Tax,  Cannabis Law
Filmore E. Rose


New York University

LL.M. in Taxation

University of Chicago


University of Virginia


Previous Experience

  • Lane Powell PC (Counsel)
  • Beck, Ross, Bismonte & Finley, LLP (Partner)
  • Hopkins & Carley (Shareholder)
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin (Director)

Bars & Courts

  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar
  • Admitted to the California Bar
  • Admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico

Professional Experience

Fil Rose practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and charitable and tax-exempt organizations. He has extensive experience in legal issues involving federal estate, gift and generation skipping tax, including both planning and compliance. Fil also handles selected federal and state income tax cases, particularly those involving charitable donations and trust and estate administration.

Honors and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® Seattle, 2020
  • Best Lawyers® Seattle, 2019
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent - For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2014
  • Listed in Best Lawyers for 20 consecutive years 1999 to 2018: Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide
  • Super Lawyers


  • “Paying It Forward — Even in a Recession, There Are Options for Structuring Your Charitable Giving,” Seattle Business magazine (September 2010)

Speaking Engagements

Continuing legal education lecturer in the areas of estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, historic preservation and federal income taxation.

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax, Trusts and Estates (1999-2015)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers magazine, Estate Planning and Probate (2013, 2014)
  • Named as “Northern California Super Lawyer,” San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2004-2008)
  • Named a “Best Lawyer,” in Estate Planning, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine (2007)
  • Recipient of New Mexico State Bar Outstanding Contribution Awards for work as Chairman of Committee on Client Trust Funds in establishing Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”) program

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Seattle (2009-Present)
  • Member, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - multi-disciplinary International estate planning organization) (2012-Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2002-2008)
  • Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council (Member (2002-2008); Nonprofit Mentor (2002-2007)