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. Listed in Best Lawyers for 20 consecutive years 1999 to 2018: Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide.

Honors and Recognition

  • Seattle, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 2020
  • Seattle, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 2019
  • Tax, Trusts and Estates, Best Lawyers® (BL Rankings LLC), 1999-2015
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ (Internet Brands), 2020
  • Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (Internet Brands), 2014
  • Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2013-2020
  • Northern California, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Corporation), 2004-2008


  • “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.

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)