ABOUT BOARD CERTIFIED TAX DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Donald W. (Mac) MacPherson – “The Courtroom Commando” – a West Point graduate, Vietnam combat veteran, and former Green Beret officer, is Board Certified as a specialist in both tax law and criminal law. An attorney licensed in Arizona since 2002 and California since 2012. Responsible for major criminal and civil litigation, he has tried over 55 federal and state criminal tax cases in 25 different states. Mac has authored three tax books and appeared regularly on radio and television talk shows. He wrote a weekly legal column for a national newspaper, The Spotlight (now the American Free Press). He has the best possible rating (AV), meaning “preeminent attorney,” from the national attorney rating provider, Martindale-Hubbell. CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL MAC.
Nathaniel K. (Nathan) MacPherson. After completing his finance and legal studies and working in the real estate industry, Nathan furthered his international experience and gained inside information into the world of international banking by spending over three years as an associate at the world’s second-largest law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, in its Frankfurt and London offices, representing major banks in cross-border real estate financing, factoring, and securitization, including an in-house assignment with the OTC-derivatives department of banking giant Goldman Sachs. Upon returning to the USA, Nathan became a recognized expert in foreclosure defense, representing homeowners in both state and federal court, including federal criminal court. Nathan has coauthored several articles and appears regularly on national radio. Nathan heads our California office, is fluent in German and conversant in Brazilian Portuguese, and is licensed in California, England, & Wales. CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL NATHAN.
Scott MacPherson (independent contractor) (M.S. Mathematics, Purdue University), an attorney licensed in Arizona since 2002 and California since 2012, has represented clients before the IRS and numerous state revenuers in all stages of civil controversy: audit, collection, and Tax Court. He has represented dozens of clients in court-appointed criminal appeals before the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Before joining the bar, Scott taught himself programming languages and worked as a software engineer and developer a combined seven years for defense contractor Northrop Grumman (formerly TRW). He is presently an author and in his spare time practices martial arts and skateboarding. CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL SCOTT.
Dorenda K. Cisneros is office manager & legal assistant & has been with the firm for over 24 years. CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL DORENDA.
Debra S. Arthur has been with the firm for over 28 years and serves as legal assistant on a contract basis.
Legal Assistants. We utilize trained professionals, both employees and independent contractors who are not attorneys; they work with the client, but do not give independent legal advice. The legal assistant usually conducts the initial interview with the client, gathers the pertinent facts, and identifies the issues in summary form for the attorney. After independent analysis, the attorney renders advice, which usually consists of offering numerous options to the client.
Accountants & Investigators. We contract with independent accountants and investigators according to the needs of the client; e.g., return preparation.Worldwide Practice. Our practice is worldwide within state and federal courts. The firm has represented clients within 42 states and several foreign countries on four continents. We associate with local counsel when required by local rules of practice.