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Alan D. Macpherson

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Phone: 253.620.6468
Fax: 253.620.6565
Toll Free: 800.240.5051

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Primary Areas of Practice

Trusts and Estates, and Taxation.


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1976

B.A., English Literature, Indiana University, 1973
Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

  • Committee on Estate and Gift Tax, Section on Taxation, and Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust

Tacoma Estate Planning Council

Professional History

Joined firm in 1986

Certified Public Accountant, Knight, Vale & Gregory, 1980-86

Corporate Counsel, Alaska Airlines, 1976-80

Community Activities

Presbyterian Church, Elder and Deacon

Charles Wright Academy, Board of Trustees


Selected for inclusion in the 2010-2014 Washington Super Lawyers lists

Best Lawyers of America, Trusts and Estates, 2012

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Chair, Estate and Gift Tax Committee of Washington State Bar Association, 2008-present.

Papers & Presentations


  • An Introduction to Estate Planning for Accountants
  • 21 Bullets - Ammunition for Guardianships, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Nine Things You Could Suggest to your Wealthy Clients
  • Family Partnerships and LLCs
  • Studies in Compensation: The Business Owner, the Key Employee, and the Professional Firm