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Edward James Barton

Edward James Barton

Focusing on Small Business and Small Business Owners
  • Tax Law, Bankruptcy
  • California, Washington
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Ed brings more than 25 years of turnaround management, financial and executive management experience to bear for his clients, and has managed a broad range of financial roles — from leading and managing accounting and finance teams, tax consulting, audit preparation, management and design, bookkeeping and tax preparation, risk management, underwriting and modeling functions of a large consumer credit debt buyer to equity structured finance commitments, as well as overseeing multiple audits for PCI DSS compliance and SAS 70 certification.

Ed worked with small and mid-sized businesses, providing consulting on tax planning, financial operations and transactions structuring with CFO Selections in Bellevue, Washington.

Before moving to Seattle, he held a number of financial consulting roles, including multi-state tax preparation, professional services financial management, and project management and process design. Ed also served as an Army engineer officer, which sparked his passion for operational efficiency.

An attorney licensed to practice in California and Washington as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District of California, US Tax Courts, 9th Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a Washington State and Florida licensed certified public accountant, a chartered financial analyst since 1998 and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. Ed is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Western Governors University
M.Ed. (2018) | Instructional Design
Northwestern California University
J.D. (2010) | Law
Syracuse University
MBA (1999) | Operations Management
University of Notre Dame
B.B.A. (1993) | Finance and Accounting
Honors: magna cum laude
Certified Public Accountant
Washington State Board of Accountancy
Chartered Financial Analyst
CFA Institute
Certified Public Accountant
Florida Board of Accountancy
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 307030
American Bar Association # 02758688
- Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
- Current
Washington State Board of Accountancy # 25769
Certified Public Accountant
- Current
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Chartered Financial Analyst Institute # 243612
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 307030
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 51845
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
ID Number: 308848
United States Tax Court
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Tax Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Centerbridge Law Group, PLLC
18932 28th Dr SE
Bothell, WA 98012
Telephone: (425) 577-7282
Fax: (425) 527-0453