John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon, as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Between college and law school, John obtained “real world” applicable experience as a manager in a small business that owed back taxes. John holds a license in good standing with the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, and has never been disciplined by the Oregon Bar Association. After earning his law degree, John worked for the federal government in both the Department of Interior and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Having first-hand experience running a small business and working within two vast governmental agencies, John has developed an exceptional talent for advocating the interests of both small businesses and individuals before large governmental agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. John joined Fortress in 2007 and has focused exclusively on resolving serious tax debts ever since. John sincerely cares about his clients, and has demonstrated an exceptional record of protecting his clients from enforcement and securing very favorable results on their behalf.