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We are the one stop shop for advance tax savings and wealth building exclusively for the successful blue collar family

We are an elite team of dozens of tax firms

We have hundreds of CPAs

We have a dozen of America’s top tax & Estate attorneys

Our Goal is to Assist 1 Million Blue Collar Families

100% of Captial Gains Tax is optional


100% of Estate Tax is optional


80% of your income tax is optional



“advisors give advice in relation to their compensation, and are found on every block. Counselors ask clarifying questions, without a dog in this hunt, hat is why we are family wealth counselors.”

                                                                               -Jay L.

At Sky Tower Counsel we have observed a alarming pattern when working with successful blue collar families. The traditional financial planning has been horribly fixed on how the financial professional will be best compensated, what service or product they can sell. Described another way, in our experiences, professionals will only offer solutions they have available, regardless of the needs and desires of the family.


The result of this narrow focus of planning rarely solves the full and true problem the client has. This is what we refer to as a “band-aid solution.” This is why we developed a model of problem solving that helps successful blue collar families get to the heart of essential matters, and to resolve these issues in the areas of integrated tax, estate, business succession, and family wealth planning.


We are committed to recession proofing blue collar businesses through greater tax savings in moral, legal, and ethical ways.

We are not the hero, our clients are the heroes of their own lives

We exist to guide our clients to the benefits they want to achieve in their life and in their business

We adhere to the fact there are thousands of ways to reduce tax for our clients, and we work in a team based, unbiased, agnostic, and comprehensive processes

We specialize in reducing capital gains, estate, and income tax burdens

Welcome to a world where your financial aspirations and moral principles harmoniously coexist, and where your wealth is cultivated and protected with unparalleled precision

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Who are our


  • Commercial Construction Contractors

  • Residential construction Contractors

  • Excavating Contractors

  • Water well drilling contractors

  • Oil well drilling contractors

  • Electrical Contractors

  • HVAC Contractors

  • Telecommunications Contractors

  • Logging contractors

  • Asphalt and Paving contractors

  • Insulation Contractors

  • Roofing Contractors

  • Masonry Contractors

  • Shipyard fabrication contractors

  • Plumbing Contractors

  • Software developers

  • Insurance Agencies

  • Restaurants

  • Grocery Stores

  • Tire Shops

  • Automotive Repair shops

  • Automotive body work shops

  • Manufacturers

  • Fabricators

  • Commercial Fishermen

  • Private enterprise fishermen

  • Trucking and distribution

  • Sewer and Waste management services

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  • Mining operations

  • Watchmakers

  • Dry cleaning services

  • Pizza Parlors

  • Amusement Parks

  • Farmers

  • Oyster famers

  • Clam Farmers

  • Shrimp & Lobster Farmers

  • Pearl Farmers

  • Fisheries

  • Hunting guide services

  • Helicopter & Jet Services

  • Yacht Design and build yard

  • Energy Services

  • Retail and Distribution

  • Ecommerce

  • Solar services

  • Cosmetologists

  • Real Estate developers

  • Real estate agencies



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Dallas Richardson

CEO Sky Tower Counsel

Dallas Richardson is a proud son of the Pacific Northwest, and born to a family-owned construction company that was destroyed in the 2008 recession where over 150,000 businesses closed their doors. Following this Dallas began a successful career as a roughneck on drill rigs that took him from the humid swamps of Louisiana to the negative 84 degrees of the artic circle in Alaska. He quickly learned the drill rig was no stranger to the worse injuries and worse, including the loss of his greatest friend. Why do we lose? It is because we rely on local advice from advisers that work only in what they can offer or sell.

“we are here to laugh at the odds and live life so well death will tremble to take us”

                                                 -― Charles Bukowski

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The top 1% that are protected from recessions do not use the local guys. Vowing to find the means to protect the blue-collar business owner just like his family and friend, Dallas sought out those that kept the wealthy safe, and spent the next 4 years apprenticing, and interning in the hidden world of Family Offices.

During this time, Dallas built a team with a hyper focus on tax and risk mitigation with an overall goal to recession proof blue collar businesses through greater tax savings, and in 2020 officially founded Sky Tower Counsel, LLC.


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“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury

                                                        — Judge Learned Hand

There are over 80,000 pages of the US tax code that are filled with thousands golden nuggets that can better the blue-collar entrepreneur’s life. That is over 17 1/2 large boxes of printing paper. However, 99% financial institutions and advisors work from the position of what they can sell, adhering to the belief that "everything is a nail when you have a hammer," we fundamentally disagree.

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At Sky Tower Counsel, we understand that there are myriad solutions to address our clients' challenges that do not require the sale of a product or the management of assets. We firmly uphold our commitment to being truly unbiased, comprehensive, and agnostic in our approach. Our loyalty is solely dedicated to achieving the benefits our clients desire, without compromising our ethical standards. We believe that all roads do not lead to Rome, and that's precisely why we focus on benefit and process, executed with unwavering dedication to our clients' best interests.

THE "No Team"


“we contest that all roads do not lead to Rome when you put the client first” -                                     Joseph Strazzeri, LLM, America’s top 10 tax attorney

It is an uncomfortable truth that large organizations will always focus on the products and services that create the best outcome for their bottom line. The financial and legal world are no different. There are hundreds of strategies to reduce tax, however only a handful are heavily utilized that provide the most benefit to the advisor and the institution they do business through and not always for the client. This is not unbiased or agnostic and creates the situation that the client loses. Furthermore, the client typically finds themselves in the middle of multiple professionals, operating as generalists, rarely communicating, working in a team based, comprehensive process. Bad advice, time delays, and miscommunication can be expensive to the client. Sky Tower Counsel would contest it is not the client’s responsibility to relay information, to learn and understand the intricacies of the tax codes, or to perform proactive tax work on top of their very active lives.

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“bad advice and loss of efficiency is expensive”

                                    -Liam H.

At Sky Tower Counsel, Dallas Richardson leads an exceptional team of 53 specialized team members, each representing a firm dedicated to mastering a distinct facet of the intricate tax code. Our belief is simple yet profound: to truly maximize the tax benefits hidden within the pages of the tax code, we need experts with a mile of depth in their respective areas. Our team is comprised of industry thought leaders, individuals that have dedicated their careers to becoming the foremost authorities in their specialties. This commitment to specialization sets us apart from the small, local teams of generalists, who often lack the expertise to unearth the myriad tax-saving opportunities available.


The consequences of working with such generalists can be substantial, including overpaying in taxes, miscommunication, limited advice and a lack of proactive, year-round collaboration. At Sky Tower Counsel, our specialized team functions seamlessly as a cohesive unit, ensuring that your unique tax mitigation strategy is meticulously crafted, unbiased, and comprehensive. Our unwavering dedication to the success of the blue-collar entrepreneur is rooted in our core belief that you deserve to keep more of your money, all while adhering to the highest moral, legal, and ethical standards.

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Value Acceleration

Is the business a lifestyle asset or wealth generator?

Value acceleration is the benefit that comes from the many ways to reduce the tax obligations, and mitigating risks that are associated with a growing business. Reducing taxes and expenses will in turn increase cashflow, allowing the business to hire and retain top quality employees and management that allow the owner to enjoy the benefits of a roaring, cash flowing asset that does not require their constant presence. By mitigating Risk, the business is protected from risks that could cripple the business




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At some point in the life of the blue collar family’s time, they will be challenged with 3 questions:


1) Should I transition my businesses to my children?


2) Should I pass them on to key employees who feel like family?


3) Should I consider selling my businesses to a third party?



The greatest sale of your career, selling the business 

There are over 30 ways to legally, morally, and ethically reduce/eliminate the capital gains tax on the sale of a business before it is listed. Why does this matter? No buyer will come to the table and purchase as is, they will do their own due diligence that will find everything you have every worried about or tried to hide. They will use every finding to reduce nickel and dime the owner. Before going on this emotional rollercoaster, we believe the client should maintain control, the business will be properly valued, problems solved, and the taxes mitigated. There are many combinations that will be custom fit depending on the benefit and needs of the client.



Preserve to enhance family values

The looming end of the Trump tax cuts on January 1, 2026, coupled with the potential drop in estate tax exemptions to unprecedented low limits, has raised concerns among many. With a federal deficit of $33 trillion and government spending issues, fears persist that estate tax exemptions could plummet to levels reminiscent of the Clinton era, possibly as low as $600,000 per person. This scenario adds to the challenges faced by blue collar entrepreneurs who often fall victim to financial institutions and advisors promoting expensive products and management fees as a solution to the looming death tax problem. Our clients feel it is a massive waste of their work ethic and their lives work to allow such a taxation on their work.



Good for you or good for Wall Street & Capitol Hill?

The strings attached to IRAs and 401(k)s, as mandated by the Secure Acts, have raised concerns about the government's increasing control over Americans' retirement savings. Instead of improving the lives of hardworking individuals, these regulations appear more focused on government revenue and recirculating money in the economy. At Sky Tower Counsel, we recognize the need to free blue-collar entrepreneurs from these issues and built out many ways to help blue collar Americans escape these chains of financial tyranny. 



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Many of Sky Tower’s clients have capital needs for building developments, and other projects common in the blue-collar world. Through provides services in the development of proper pitch decks, and introductions to private capital providers. These can be either through investment or through pure financing. These deals do not require nearly the amount of collateral and requirements demanded by the banking system and can be very creative in order to deliver the needed capital. These deals begin at a minimum of $10 million U.S. Dollars with a mandatory minimum of 5% liquid. This program was created to give the aspiring American business builder the ability to build and grow with flexibility.



“no good doctor will prescribe a solution until they have gathered and analyzed your information, followed by more prodding and tests. We must work with a laser precise attention to detail”

                                                                   -Dallas Richardson

Defining what the client is looking to achieve in business and in life is what we refer to as “The Benefit.” No matter the size, complexity, “The Process” we will use to help them achieve their “benefit” will always be the same. Our process has a very heavy focus on the gathering of information and the analyzing of it to see where and how we can assist the client in squeezing every ounce of juice from the lemon for their benefit.

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“Accounting is the science of taking score of what has happened, taxation is the law on what is allowed, and strategy is the combining, timing, and sequencing to create wondrous results. Dallas and his team have no equal in guiding clients to where they want to go.”


-T. Matthews, CFO

“I was once one of those stubborn old fools set in my ways. I thought my guys I had since the dark ages did everything imaginable. I had no idea how big the tax code was, I assumed everyone had the same software I am into water drilling! Next thing I know I am invited to one of Dallas’s get togethers and his words ate away at me for months. My CPA handed me a bill for $834,000 and that was it, I called Dallas and I have never turned back.

-C. Kelly, CEO, Water Drilling


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421 E Lakeside Ave. Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815

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