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Scott Phinney

Affiliate Consultant
Territory: Portland


Mr. Phinney has over 25 years experience in the area of taxation. He was the Chief Hearings Officer for the Oregon Department of Revenue for eleven years. In that position he supervised the administrative hearings in Oregon concerning all types of taxation. The property tax cases involved all types of property from single-family residences to integrated industrial complexes.
Since 1994, Mr. Phinney has been in private practice representing property owners in valuation disputes with the government. He has handled thousands of hearings in the western United States. In addition, Mr. Phinney has handled several court cases involving property taxes including two cases that went to the Oregon Supreme ‘Court.

Along with valuation, he has also dealt with exemption and other assessment issues. Mr. Phinney has worked for such organizations as MetLife, the FDIC, RREEF, Epson, and Sunwest Corporation


Mr. Phinney handles all types of commercial and industrial properties. These include office, retail, flex, warehouse, hospitality, apartments, low-income housing, and industrial properties. In addition, he also can handle business personal property valuations. Mr. Phinney is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and the United States Tax Court.


Yale University, B.A., 1979. Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1982. Appraisal Institute and IAAO appraisal courses.