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    Nathaniel K. (Nathan) MacPherson opened the San Diego office and opened and now heads the Alaska office of The MacPherson Group, P.C. Having traveled to 25 countries on four continents and 47 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, Nathan often works from remote locations, such as while visitng clients or researching issues, both in the USA and offshore. Nathan's practice includes civil and criminal tax defense, including appeals; offshore/foreign issues; civil litigation, including RICO and class action; securities defense; and real estate, including foreclosure defense and foreclosure offense, where his international securitization experience gives him special insight. Nathan represents clients from multiple continents and is licensed in California, England, and Wales.


    Nathan's legal background began while growing up within his father's firm, including attending press conferences for clients such as Governor Mecham and Senator Davis and travelling for court and speaking engagements, including to offshore locations such  as the Cayman Islands. Nathan furthered his international experience and gained inside information into the world of international banking by spending nearly four years as an associate at the world's second-largest law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in its Frankfurt and London offices.


     There Nathan represented major international banks in cross-border real estate financing, factoring, and securitization, including an in-house assignment with the OTC-derivatives department of banking giant Goldman Sachs. Nathan also represented foreign finance ministries, negotiating and drafting the contracts for the government bail-outs of German banks.




Languages spoken: English, German, Portuguese

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The MacPherson Group, P.C.

1231 West Northern Lights Blvd.
Suite 900
Anchorage, AK, 99503-2337

The MacPherson Group, P.C.

3039 West Peoria Ave
Suite 102-620
Phoenix, AZ, 85029-5217

The MacPherson Group, P.C.

315 South Coast Highway 101
Suite U-15
Encinitas, CA, 92024-3555

The MacPherson Group, P.C.

1732 Aviation Blvd.
Suite 122
Redondo Beach, CA, 90278-2810


Practice areas


  1. Tax Fraud: 40%
    6 years, 50 cases
  2. Tax: 35%
    9 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    6 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    9 years, 50 cases
  5. Litigation: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($450-750/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListDrake University Law School2006
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2005
Dean's ListGrand Canyon University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP2007 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report Vol. 65 No. 3 (January 2012): 339-348.From a Syntactical Fog into an Impassible Swamp’ – Fed Up Mortgage Foreclosure Judges Find ‘No Life on MERS’2012
Cititrust EDGE Magazine 4Q 2012 (October 2012): 7-9.The Key to Investing in Uncertain Times: Invest in the Shining City on a Hill2012
Cititrust EDGE Magazine 1Q 2012 (January 2012): 6-7.U.S. Appeals Court Orders Settlor of Foreign A.P.T. Imprisoned “Indefinitely” But Not “Forever”2012
Cititrust EDGE Magazine 4Q 2011 (October 2011): 22-24.IRS Keeps $20M of Foreign Trust Corpus – Settlor Was in “Control,” Federal Judge Rules2011
Offshore Investment Magazine 217, (June 2011): 9-12.Good tax advice may avoid civil and criminal liability; bad advice can leave you broke, and land you in jail2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice - University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes UniversityEnglish Law StudiesSolicitor Studies2009
University of Augsburg, Munich Intellectual Property Law CenterInternational Litigation / International Business LawSummer Law Studies2006
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of ViennaInternational LawSummer Law Studies2005
Grand Canyon UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Powerful PresentationsIRS Offers in Compromise (OIC)2013