Kirk McCarville started his practice in 1981. He single-handedly established a boutique tax controversy firm with a reputation for dedication, hard work, ethics, and results. For many years, Kirk kept his practice a one-man office, preferring to focus his attention on ensuring the highest quality legal representation, rather than managing a team of other attorneys. Having said that, he was joined in 2008 by Philip Wilson. Phil was brought in due to the complexity of a number of the cases being handled by the firm. In the last nine years not much has changed. While we have added a couple of new niche tax areas - such as the offshore bank practice that complement Phil's multi-lingual skills and international background - Kirk has kept the firm small so that our clients are provided exceedingly high-quality legal representation without the trappings and high costs typically associated with large practices.
Kirk A. McCarville is a tax attorney specializing in civil and criminal tax litigation. He has led the defense of federal and state criminal tax offenses at the investigatory, grand jury, and trial levels in cases involving tax evasion, willful failure to file, conspiracy to commit tax evasion, bribery of a federal agent, evasion of state sales tax, and bankruptcy fraud. He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil tax litigation including that conducted in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Federal Court of Claims. Kirk is designated as a Certified Specialist in Tax Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been named in the Southwest Super Lawyers list for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012..
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1980
Activities & Affiliations
• Certified Specialist in Tax Law by Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
• Southwest Super Lawyer (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
• AV Preeminent Rated
• Arizona (1980)
Philip Wilson joined the Firm in 2008, after honing his skills as a criminal defense attorney in Minnesota. Since joining the Firm, Phil has argued cases before the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In addition, Phil has litigated cases in U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Federal District Court for Arizona. Notwithstanding this experience, Phil takes the most pride in successfully resolving many of his clients cases early in the process, saving his clients the stress and expense of protracted litigation.
UNIV. OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2005
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Business (Finance), 2000
Activities & Affiliations
•Admitted: United States Court of Federal Claims
•Admitted: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
•Admitted: United States Tax Court
• Arizona (2011), Minnesota (2005)