Giselle C Alexander

Giselle C. Alexander

Of Counsel
Giselle Alexander is a State Bar of Arizona Certified Tax Specialist. She began her career with Ernst & Young, LLP in Phoenix. She practices primarily in the area of tax controversy at all levels of the process – audits, administrative appeals, and litigation adverse to federal, state, and local entities.

Education & Credentials

Education

Arizona State University

B.S., Economics
  • Dean’s List, multiple semesters

Arizona State University

J.D.
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar (Dean’s List), multiple semesters
  • CALI Award – Tax Controversies
  • CALI Award – Bankruptcy
  • State Bar of Arizona Tax Section 2009 scholarship recipient

Northwestern University

LL.M, Taxation
  • 2010 Public Service Star

Bar Admission

  • Arizona

Acknowledgements

  • Certified Tax Specialist – State Bar of Arizona 
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Tax, 2017-2018

Prominent Assignments

Caylor Land & Development v. Commissioner, awaiting opinion – U.S. Tax Court – Issue of first impression involving deductibility of insurance expenses paid to a micro-captive insurance company pursuant to IRC 831(b).

Professional Involvement

  • Treasurer, Arizona State Board of Accountancy
  • Chair Elect, Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Co-chair, Exempt Organizations sub-committee, State & Local Tax executive committee, Tax Section of the American Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant, Arizona

Community Involvement

  • Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, 2015 graduate, elected to the Board of Governors and Treasurer in 2017
  • National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution – Paradise Valley Chapter, Vice Regent

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-presenter, “Update on Captive Tax Controversies,” Delaware Captive Insurance Association 2018 Spring Forum, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, May 14, 2018 
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court’s Denial of Review Causes Frustration Among Taxpayers, Taxing Agencies, Lower Courts,” Bloomberg Tax Daily Tax Report™: State, February 14, 2018 
  • Panelist, “Thinking Outside the Box”, ABA Young Lawyers Division 2013 Fall Conference, October 2013 – Phoenix, AZ
  • Panelist, “Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax”, ABA Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting, January 2017 - Orlando, FL
  • Panelist, “Tax Bridge to Practice: State and Local Tax”, ABA Tax Section, 2017 May Meeting, May 2017 – Washington, D.C.
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