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


Arizona State University

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

Arizona State University

  • 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


  • Certified Tax Specialist – State Bar of Arizona 
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Tax, 2017-2019

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, elected Vice Regent in 2018 (previously elected as Treasurer from 2014-2018)

Court Admissions

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


  • Panelist, “The Captive Insurance Tax Landscape in 2019” Tennessee Captive Insurance Association, Nashville, TN, June 18, 2019

  • Presenter, “The I’s Have It – Incorporation, Insurance, and Income Taxes” Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Spring Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, May 9, 2019  

  • Presenter, “Tax Aspects of Settlements & Judgments”, Trial Track, Arizona State Bar CLE By the Sea, San Diego, California, July 24, 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Update on Captive Tax Controversies," Delaware Captive Insurance Association 2018 Spring Forum, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, May 14, 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Wayfair and the Way Forward," ABA Tax Section, 2018 May Meeting, May 2017 - Washington, D.C. 
  • 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, "Tax Bridge to Practice: State and Local Tax", ABA Tax Section, 2017 May Meeting, May 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist, "Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax", ABA Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting, January 2017 - Orlando, FL
  • Panelist, "Thinking Outside the Box", ABA Young Lawyers Division 2013 Fall Conference, October 2013 - Phoenix, AZ
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