MacPherson In The News
The MacPhersons are periodically cited and appear in various news publications for their position on Tax Controversy cases and their no-nonsense approach to defending who find themselves in difficult civil and criminal tax cases.
MacPhersons Stand by Liberty-Fighting Senator
Mar 5, 2021
"Honorable MacPherson family,
From the depths of my heart, I thank the MacPherson Wisemen, who helped formulate a bold response to [the] attack on me. With my deepest appreciation. You were knights in shining armor, in the largest political attack of my life. I will forever appreciate that you stood with me."
Senator Lora Reinbold
Alaska State Legislature
MacPherson Defends against Government Tyranny
Aug 12, 2020
Once again, The MacPherson Group and local Idaho counsel Colton Boyles [link to his website] have gone on the offensive against government tyranny. On Friday, July 31, 2020, they filed suit against Panhandle Health District for violations of the open meeting law related to the passage of a mask mandate for Kootenai County (Coeur d’Alene and surrounding communities).
MacPherson Defends Pastor's Rights
May 6, 2020
“The restrictions put in place by Governor Little and Mayor Lambert are overly burdensome, particularly on Churches, and I believe they are unconstitutional.
The MacPherson Group: Changing of the Guard
Jul 21, 2019
I’ve been preparing them all of their lives for this, I never allowed my career, about which I’m obviously passionate, to come between my family and me. The best way to do that was to involve all three sons and my wife in my practice.
Haines, Alaska: Chilkat Valley News
Mar 19, 2015
Common Core violates U.S. and state constitutions and usurps parental rights, attorneys Nathan MacPherson and Brent Winters told a crowd of about 20 residents, including several homeschool parents. No school district officials or public school teachers were present at the presentation titled, “Teach Freedom, Not Bondage: Exposing Common Core.”
Attorney Makes IRS New Enemy
Aug 5, 1995
PHOENIX – Donald MacPherson peers out from the cover of one of his self-published books, a ruggedly handsome 25-year-old platoon leader in military uniform and a crew cut.
In Defiance Of The IRS
Jul 23, 1989
You wouldn’t expect a former Vietnam Green Beret officer turned lawyer to urge you to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service, but one Phoenix, Arizona attorney is.
MacPhersons Defend the Republic
Dec 10, 2020
The MacPhersons with attorney Colton Boyles and former Assistant Solicitor General of the United States Prof. Richard Seamon, have filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, Alaska State Senator Lora Reinbold, Alaska State Representative David Eastman, Idaho State Representative Heather Scott and 62 other state senators and state representatives of the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia, in support of the State of Texas in its lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
FORBES - Tax Attorneys Fight Covid-19 Stay-Home Order In Idaho
May 25, 2020
What is with tax attorneys throwing themselves into a religious liberty Covid-19 dispute where Holy Communion gets compared with pizza delivery? According to Nathan MacPherson it is the same sensitivity to liberty and the Constitution that informs the approach to tax practice that they picked up from their dad Donald “Mac”MacPherson
Lawsuit seeks to block Idaho restrictions due to virus
May 1, 2020
"How can something that is a fundamental constitutional right not be essential?" he said. "It's just mind-blowing that a government official would make such a distinction."
From Germany to Alaska: Alumnus uses Drake Law degree across the globe
Dec 11, 2015
Nathan MacPherson, LW’06, is proof that a degree from Drake University Law School can take you anywhere.
Newsmax Article: The IRS Wields New Weapon Against Taxpayers
Apr 4, 2014
New data collection and analysis technologies are giving the Internal Revenue Service a powerful new weapon to ensure that people and businesses pay all of the taxes they owe. The IRS has long relied on relatively crude analytical tools to match the Social Security numbers and addresses on files tax returns against information printed on W2, 1099, and other income-reporting documents supplied by employers, financial institutions, and other parties.
Tax Battle Can Be Won
Feb 5, 1991
When Donald W. MacPherson dresses for success, he wears army fatigues. MacPherson appears in full combat gear on the cover of this 1989 book, in his black-and-white glossy publicity photo, and maybe even in the Phoenix office where he practices law.
Jul 23, 1989
Las Vegas Sun July 23, 1989, “Attorney Don MacPherson wages a ‘guerrilla war’ in the courtroom.”
Idaho Lt. Governor, Idaho State Legislators, and Other States' Legislators File Amicus Brief Supporting Texas Lawsuit to Ensure Election Integrity
Dec 10, 2020
"I greatly appreciate the hard work of Idaho Rep. Heather Scott in spearheading this effort and the diligent efforts undertaken by Richard Seamon, The MacPherson Group, and Boyles Law to make this amicus brief possible," Lt. Gov. McGeachin said
North Idaho church leaders file lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Gov. Little's "Stay Home" order
May 11, 2020
“It really has to do with equality under the law and under the order.”; “He didn't make any accommodation for the practice of our religious freedom.”
MacPherson Defends the Constitution
Apr 30, 2020
“All fundamental constitutional rights are, as a matter of law, ‘essential.’” MacPherson and Boyles Law filed suit against Idaho Governor Brad Little and Director of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Dave Jeppesen, challenging the constitutionality of Idaho’s COVID-19 “Stay-Home Order.”
Letter from Alaska Governor Bill Walker
Mar 20, 2015
Dear Mr. MacPherson, Thank you for stopping by my office and
The Dore’s Collaborate on Research in Europe
Jul 24, 2009
Drake law professors Matt and Laurie Dore’s recently returned from a three-week research trip to the European Union to work on a project that combines their areas of expertise — corporate law and choice of law
IRS Fighting Lawyer
Feb 5, 1991
Arizona has over 17,500 practicing attorneys, of whom only 1% are certified specialists in either tax law or criminal law. Mac MacPherson is the only attorney in the country who is a certified specialist in both tax law & criminal law.