Shane Ratigan began his career as a self-employed business owner. After 10 years in the motorcycle business, he returned to college to gain a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Syracuse University College of Law in New York and his LLM Masters of Taxation at the University of Washington in Seattle. Shane has spent several years counseling small business owners on tax and succession planning. He is a licensed attorney in Oregon and Washington. Shane currently works in sales tax law and sales tax compliance with Avalara, a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes.