Business partnership split

partnership splitIs your business partnership showing signs of fraying? Check out “How to break up with your business partner the right way” for cues to how to handle the split. The author, John Boitnott, cites three issues to look for. They include partners failing to carry their weight, fundamental issues that you can’t resolve and discordant work style issues.

The author focuses on the practical and psychological but also advises consulting a lawyer. Our 3-lawyer team for businesses can help you plan and negotiate your split, including tax, contracts, restructuring and estate planning.

Norman Short: tax and business law attorney

Norman K Short

Business law, estate planning law, tax law and IRS representation

Norman K Short (Norm) focuses on tax, estate planning, and business law. If you need tax planning, IRS representation, tax compliance advice, or probate, Norm has the experience you are looking for. While Norm often represents individuals, he also has extensive experience with businesses in many aspects of commercial law. Especially relevant is his experience as a general corporate counsel. Also noteworthy is his experience forming new businesses. He also serves as a general accounting advisor to businesses.

26 years business and tax law experience with an advanced degree in tax law

With this comprehensive set of skills, you can feel confident in consulting Norm about your personal and business finances.

Norm is one of the few attorneys in Kitsap County with wide experience in representing clients before the IRS. He is especially skilled in using the IRS offers in compromise rules to make it possible for taxpayers to pay only what they can afford.

Norman Short: Estate Planning Law for estates that include businesses

Norm’s background and training in business and tax law make him your best choice for estate planning.  This is especially if you have an estate that includes businesses and complex tax situations. Yet, don’t hesitate to consult him for more routine estate matters.

Norm is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, United States District Court, United States Tax Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as the Internal Revenue Service.

Norm earned his undergraduate degree, Bachelor’s of Science, Business Administration with an accounting major from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho in 1987. He sat for and passed the Certified Public Accounting exam just prior to entering law school. He received his law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law, in Moscow, Idaho in 1991. From there, Norm attended the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and obtained his Masters in Laws, Taxation, an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. 

Norm and his family are proud Kitsap County residents. They live near the Hood Canal where he and his wife joyfully raise their three sons. 

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. Tax Court, 1995

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida – 1992
LL.M, Taxation
University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
J.D. – 1991
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
B.S. – 1987
Major: Accounting

 

Make an appointment with Norman Short for a consultation on any business law, tax law, estate planning or probate matter.

Business law, tax law, estate planning law or probate appointments are available at our Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island offices.

GSJones Law Group, P.S.

Who We Are

GSJones Law Group, P.S., the law firm that meets all your legal needs.

8 lawyers                    150 years experience

The GS Jones team

A team approach with a 360° look at your legal concerns

  • Stressful Family Times? Divorce, custody, adoption, separation plus.
    Our family law attorneys will guide you to meet your needs with the least distress possible so you can move on with your life.
  • Think Estate Planning is only for the wealthy and elderly? Our Estate Planning lawyers work with many ages and income levels to help you protect your family through all the surprises that life and death can bring.
    Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, and Charitable Gifting Strategies. W
    e help you find just the right the instruments for you. In addition, we guide probate administrators.
  • Have a business or want to start one or have issues to resolve as an employee? Our business attorneys and employment lawyer are here to help you every step of the way.
    Beginning with your business formation and taxation we guide you as you set your business on a safer and firmer footing. We draft basic contracts and forms. In addition, we review or draft personnel manuals and policies. Our lawyers make startups easier and keep you on a winning path.
  • Injured? Our experienced Personal Injury attorneys will fight for you
    We stand ready to guide you through the process and fight fiercely for what you need. Call us for a free case evaluation.
  • Need help with tax penalties, traffic or criminal charges? You won’t find more effective representation than our tax attorney (25 years dealing with IRS) or our criminal defense attorney (former prosecutor).

Life is not always simple. Your legal needs may be complex. Our lawyers work together to meet whatever life throws at you.

Our experience and regular practices encompass 15 major areas of law. Due to this diversity of experience, we can view your case from many angles. A divorce or custody matter may involve changing a trust. One of our estate planning attorneys can work with your family law attorney. Or work on a Visa may require experience in transnational adoption to advise our immigration attorney. An injury may also involve the expertise of our employment attorney to ensure that injuries don’t result in problems with employment.

GSJones Law Group Partners

Our Partners, David Jones, Norman Short and John Groseclose,
bring 60 years experience in
personal injury, family law, tax, business and estate planning law

Clients  appreciate the GSJones Law Group team approach

Your legal concerns are of great significance. Critical issues may include

  • property loss
  • large sums of money
  • jail versus freedom
  • strengthening or weakening of family ties
  • debt oppression versus debt relief
  • health or demise of a business
  • approved or denied immigration status
  • timely versus delayed administration of an estate.

Our extensive trial experience is critical for our clients. Yet the vast majority of our clients’ goals are accomplished without a need to go to trial. When it becomes necessary, we are prepared — and we work hard to ensure that our clients are prepared as well. We guide you through some of your most challenging times and help you plan for a better future. We are experienced in your world – the world we find in Kitsap County of families, work and small businesses.

Clients appreciate our commitment to our community

Lawyers and staff at GSJones Law Group are active members of our communities. We work to ensure that folks here have access to the courts regardless of their means. In 2019 the Kitsap Bar Association recognized the 400 hours of volunteer services our lawyers and other staff provided in 2018 with the Humanitarian Award. Many serve on the board and as volunteers with Kitsap Legal Services.  Recently, one partner began working with non-profits that help immigrant children with legal needs. In addition, our criminal law attorney takes court appointments. Two of our partners serve the legal community through serving as Judge Pro Tem, commissioner for settlement conferences, Continuing Legal Education leaders, and guardian ad litem. Some are also active in the community services Rotary Clubs provide.

From church choirs that perform at prisons to organizing popular marathons and working for food availability our lawyers and staff volunteer work to make a difference.

Contact GSJones Law Group, your Kitsap County Law Firm

Call or message us to schedule an initial consultation. Located in Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island, we provide full service to Kitsap County and surrounding communities including Bremerton, Silverdale,  Seabeck, Gig Harbor, and the area Naval facilities.

We specialize in you.