Robert J. Burnett


Spokane Office

Practice Emphasis:

  • Business Entity Formation/Operations
  • Securities (Public and Private)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Franchising
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Federal and State Tax

Rob Burnett’s practice focuses on general business, corporate, commercial real estate and transactional practice, advising small to midsize businesses on startup/formation, operations, corporate governance, executive and management employment and compensation, contract review and drafting, capital raising and financing, mergers/acquisitions/sales/reorganizations and general business transactions. He advises commercial real estate clients regarding property acquisition, development, leasing and sales, and also advises individuals regarding business and real estate investments and estate planning.


  • Washington State University, B.A., History, 1991
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., 1996
  • University of Washington, LL.M., Tax., 1997

Admitted to:

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1997
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2003
  • United States Federal Court (Western District of Washington) 1998
  • Spokane County Bar Association, 2007
  • Federalist Society, 2000

Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Washington State Bar Association Business Section Executive Committee 2009-2011
  • SCORE, Volunteer Business Counselor, 2008 – Present
  • Innovate Washington, Technology Loan Fund Committee 2008-Present
  • Phi Kappa Sigma Foundation, (Vice President), 2003 – Present
  • Spokane Public Market, Operations Committee, 2010 – 2012
  • Spokane South Little League, Board of Directors, 2011 – Present
  • Gonzaga University Law School Student Mentor 2007-Present


  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Gonzaga University Merit Scholar