Charles Eppright is of counsel at Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C., where he concentrates on business formation and representation, asset protection, estate and tax planning, probate, real estate, and construction law matters.
His practice includes assisting clients in structuring and formation of new entities as well as the acquisition and merger of existing entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
Charles has deep expertise in issues of taxation, liability and financing, including the best strategies to protect business interests. He also represents clients in bankruptcy litigation and tax litigation, drawing on years of experience as a former senior trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.
Charles also advises individuals and families regarding all aspects of estate planning and probate, including preserving wealth, minimizing transfer taxes and exposure to creditors, coordinating beneficiary designations, and transferring assets to intended beneficiaries.
Additionally, he represents executors, trustees, beneficiaries and others in matters such as the formation and administration of trusts, will interpretation issues, breaches of fiduciary duty, trust management and investment, beneficiary designations, and probate proceedings. He also assists high net-worth clients in the reduction of estate taxes through aggressive tax planning.
Prior to joining Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C. in January 2001, Charles was a shareholder in Hearne & Eppright, P.C., where he practiced for 20 years. From 1972 through 1980, he was a senior trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Seattle, Washington.
Charles is an active community leader and volunteer, and has served as an officer and on the board of directors of numerous organizations including the Westbank Community Library; the Westlake Youth Soccer Association; the Westlake Chaparral Soccer Club; and the Westlake High School Chap Club.