Before entering private practice, Shad worked as a tax 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, tax liens and tax levies. Shad has significant experience in helping with tax problems, including IRS tax 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.
Shad was nominated and featured in AzBusiness Leaders 2020, AzBusiness Leaders Magazine’s annual publication that profiles the business leaders and innovators that are changing the face of Arizona business.
- Estate Planning
- Tax Law
- Trust Administration
- United States Tax Court
- 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
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 their five children. He also enjoys playing golf.