Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson established his private practice in 1978. He has extensive experience in resolving Oregon State and Federal tax disputes, including tax-driven bankruptcy, offers in compromise, installment payment agreements, and administrative appeals. Kent is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Tax  Court, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S Supreme Court.

Kent Anderson has a national reputation for taxation and bankruptcy expertise. He has lectured for lawyers, realtors, and tax professionals about Tax Liens, Tax Collection Defense, Mortgage Modifications, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and other Debtor-Creditor matters. He has been a featured speaker at The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, The Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

An active member of the NACBA’s lobbying program for many years, Kent was invited to speak at U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s Mortgage Foreclosure Solutions Summit. The Bankruptcy Law Network published Kent’s articles for many years, until Kent began publishing here.

A lifelong resident of Oregon, Kent enjoys hiking, traveling, and the arts. He served on the Board of Directors of Eugene Ballet Company from 1979 to 2007. Kent is an experienced cook and food lover; he enjoys making and eating gourmet meals. One of his personal goals is to eat at the world’s top-rated restaurants. He recently started posting his food adventures here.

 Practice emphasis

  • Tax Liens and Tax Collection Defense;
  • Tax Controversy Matters;
  • Audit Representation;
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy;
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy;
  • Debtor-Creditor Matters;
  • Probate, Conservatorships and Estates.

Bar Memberships

  • United States Supreme Court 2008;
  • United States Tax Court 1996;
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1979;
  • Oregon Federal District Court Bar 1979;
  • Oregon Supreme Court 1978;
  • Oregon State Bar 1978.

Professional Organizations

  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section Executive Committee 1996-1998; and 1999-2001;
  • Oregon State Bar, Tax Law Section;
  • Roland Rodman Inn of Court;
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section;
  • American Bankruptcy Institute;
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys;
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates;
  • Bankruptcy Law Network;
  • American Board of Certification Consumer Bankruptcy.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR, JD Law 1978;
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, BS Biology 1975.

Kent Anderson
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Nicole Piehl

Nicole Piehl

Nicole has made use of her years of study in ancient languages and arcane ritual to decipher the tax code and solve problems for our tax clients. She began her career as a tax professional by taking and passing the IRS special enrollment examination. She then picked up her credential as a licensed tax consultant. Nicole assisted the Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners update and write examination questions for both the Licensed Tax Consultant and Licensed Tax Preparer exams.

In her free time, Nicole likes to spend time in her garden where she tends more than 50 rose varieties. A second favorite pastime is foreign travel. Nicole has visited multiple countries in Asia and Europe. She is an avid photographer and several of her favorite photos are on display in the office.

 Professional Certification

  • Enrolled Agent;
  • Licensed Tax Consultant (Oregon).

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Enrolled Agents;
  • National Society of Tax Professionals;
  • Oregon Society of Enrolled Agents.


  • UCLA BA Classical Civilizations 1993;
  • University of Oregon MA Classical Civilizations 2001.

Foreign Languages

  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • US Tax Code

Lynn Seitz


Lynn began working for Kent Anderson Law Office, and its predecessors, in April of 1986 as a work-study student