Attorney Shad M. Brown

Attorney Shad BrownShad M. Brown, J.D., LLM, is a founding partner of Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC. Shad's practice is concentrated in tax planning, tax controversy, estate planning and qualified domestic relation orders.

Legal Career

Prior to forming Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen, Shad was an attorney with a prominent Arizona law firm. It was there that Shad established a premier tax practice for the firm involving complex tax planning and tax controversy resolution. Shad was a founding partner of Brown & Jensen, where he continued his tax law and estate planning practice, and then joined with Naegle & Crider to form Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen in 2017.

Before entering private practice, Shad worked as an attorney at the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel where he represented the IRS in civil and criminal tax matters.

Shad's experience includes work on various federal tax issues, including but not limited to personal income tax, partnership tax, corporate tax, transfer tax (i.e., estate, gift and generation skipping), tax-exempt organizations, tax penalties/additions to tax, financial crimes, forfeitures, liens and levies. Shad has significant experience in tax controversy, which includes IRS audit support, IRS appeals, tax litigation, offers in compromise and installment agreements. He also has experience in tax planning, estate planning, trust administration, probate, guardianships, conservatorships and QDROs.

Shad enjoys helping people tackle tax problems of all types and structuring life's transactions in a way that minimizes client's tax liability. He is a member of the Tax Section of the Arizona Bar.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • United States Tax Court

Legal Organizations

  • State Bar of Arizona Tax Section


  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM), University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2008
    Editor, Florida Tax Review
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Mississippi College School of Law, 2007
    Magna Cum Laude
    Graduated 5th in his class
    Executive Editor, Mississippi College Law Review Journal
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business-Marketing, 2004

Personal Life

Shad and his wife love to take advantage of all that the valley has to offer. When not at work, Shad enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and playing golf.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000