Deborah Lannning-Wade Shannon and Associates CPAs

Deborah Lanning-Wade, CPA, MST

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Deborah Lanning-Wade, CPA, MST

Senior Manager

“I pursue the best possible tax outcome for my clients by using all opportunities for maximizing personal wealth by minimizing estate and income tax.”

Experience and Expertise

Deborah has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, working closely with clients, attorneys and accountants to provide timely tax and management services to Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts.  She has served clients across a range of industries including real estate development, commercial and residential construction, manufacturing, and professional services.  Deborah’s primary focus is assisting clients with tax planning to increase profits while remaining compliant with state and federal tax laws. 


For Deborah, understanding what the client wants is the most important part of the relationship.  Knowing what the client wants is the starting point for designing tax strategies and providing solutions which will also encompass what the client needs.  Each client comes to the firm with unique issues … whether starting a new business, growing an existing company, looking for a succession plan, or needing tax representation.  Her goal is to work with her client to provide tax planning and business advisory services to resolve issues before those issues become problems.

Certifications, Memberships, and Involvement

  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), member
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member


  • Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University, Seattle, WA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

When not in the office, you’ll find Deborah…

…at home in Lakewood with her husband William, dogs Jack & Jill, having fun on the beach and hiking in local parks.

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