Eric J. Sachtjen

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.
Eric J. Sachtjen

Eric J. Sachtjen



Licensed to practice in Washington, Idaho and Alaska

Idaho Attorney
Alaska Attorney

Practice Summary

Practice represents domestic and international clients in a broad range of estate planning and federal and state tax matters, including controversy, estate planning for owners of closely held businesses, family limited partnerships, charitable gift planning, and administration of estate and trusts. Mr. Sachtjen has significant experience in the partnership and corporate tax area, including entity formations, change of control agreements, and merger and acquisitions.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington Bar Association, 2001
  • Idaho State Bar Association, 2008
  • Alaska Bar Association, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001


  • Boston College B.A., 1997
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., cum laude 2000
  • University of Florida LL.M. Taxation, 2001


  • Spokane Estate Planning Council


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
    • 2002 – Present
  • Best lawyers, Taxation, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine
    • 2011 and 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition
    • 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009


  • Washingtons B&O Tax Applies to National Sales and Drop-Ship Sales
  • Eric Sachtjen to speak on Estate Planning Ethics
  • Washington’s 2017 Estate Tax Exclusion