Education

  • Northwestern School of Law
  • Lewis and Clark College, J.D.
  • Northwestern School of Law
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • (Certificate of Federal Tax Law)
  • University of Oregon, B.S.

Jessica McConnell submerges herself in the world of tax and bankruptcy law. Her tax practice focuses on federal, state, and local tax controversies, including both the determination and collection of tax liabilities. Her debtor-creditor practice focuses on representing debtors in all matters relating to insolvency. She has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals efficiently resolve major tax and financial problems. Ms. McConnell has been admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the U.S. District Court – District of Oregon, as well as the U.S. Tax Court.

Well-versed in all areas of tax controversy, Ms. McConnell excels in her practice. She often handles matters regarding complex tax audits, employment tax liabilities, trust fund recovery penalties, and third party tax liabilities such as successor in interest, alter-ego and transferee liability claims. She regularly represents businesses, individuals, and estates with unfiled tax returns, compliance problems, and those with unpaid tax liabilities that are experiencing unwanted and unexpected tax collection. Ms. McConnell assists clients in resolving outstanding tax liabilities with penalty abatements, offers in compromise, installment agreements, collection holds, and discharging taxes in bankruptcy.

Ms. McConnell is an experienced debtor-creditor attorney. She handles a variety of insolvency and bankruptcy matters; a majority of which have tax complexities. Ms. McConnell assists businesses and individuals experiencing financial distress through business liquidations, creditor negotiations, bankruptcy, and by offering financial and operational advice to limit risks or reduce claims against the business and its officers. Ms. McConnell assists creditors with claim protection and collecting judgments.

Ms. McConnell was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of tax law by Oregon Super Lawyers. The annual Rising Stars list identifies the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for ten or fewer years. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state receive the honor.

A natural leader, Ms. McConnell works closely with the Oregon State Bar. Dedicated to the practice of law, and sharing her knowledge of her field, Jessica plans and regularly presents educational seminars, serves on legislative work-groups, and pens articles about developments in the law. She volunteers at the Bar’s bankruptcy clinic and provides legal assistance through other pro bono opportunities.