For Walt Smith, the best bit of real estate in the world just may be the surface of a wind-surfing board under his feet. An avid surfer, Walt and his family have been sailing and surfing the Northwest waters for nearly three decades.
Walt heads Bader Martin’s real estate practice and is a principal in its tax practice. He is also the firm’s managing principal.
Walt provides a blend of tax planning and business consulting services for privately held businesses and their owners. Many of his clients are new or emerging businesses, or companies struggling to meet the challenges of a demanding financial or operational climate.
He has extensive work experience in tax and financial reporting for real estate developers, investors, owners, lessors and managers and is a recognized authority in commercial and residential real estate and partnership syndication.
2009 Professional of the Year, University of Washington chapter of Beta Alpha Psi
Strategic tax and transaction planning
Family and closely held businesses, with additional emphasis on new and emerging companies and business turnarounds
Real estate taxation for investors, owners, developers and managers
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
University of Washington Accounting Development Fund, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees
Glaser Foundation, Treasurer and Board of Directors
Seattle Certified Public Accountant Tax Roundtable
Rotary Club of Seattle
DFK International/DFK USA (Past President)
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of Washington