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Giselle C. Alexander  

Giselle C. Alexander

Tax Controversy, Civil and Criminal

Employment Tax Controversy

Tax Planning

State and Local Tax

Giselle Alexander bio

Giselle Alexander is a senior associate in tax planning and tax controversy.

Giselle is also a Certified Public Accountant and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. Prior to joining Frazer Ryan, she worked in the Business Tax Services group of a Big Four accounting firm on tax planning.

A Super Lawyers Rising Stars honoree, Giselle serves on the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona's Tax Law Section and is the Section’s Vice Chair.

While at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Giselle received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for the highest grades in Tax Controversy and Bankruptcy.

Community Service

Giselle is a member of Ballet Barre, Ballet Arizona's young professionals group, and she has served as a volunteer attorney for Wills for Heroes. While earning her LL.M. degree at Northwestern University Law School, she earned a Public Service Star Award for her volunteer work with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Giselle also serves as treasurer of the Paradise Valley Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Recent Presentations

Tax Bridge to Practice: “State and Local Tax: What Tax is More than the State Income Tax?” (panelist), American Bar Association, Section of Taxation 2017 May Meeting, Washington D.C.

“Small Captives, Big Issues: A Discussion of 831(b) from Audit to Appeals to the Courtroom” (moderator), State Bar of Arizona Tax Section, May 2017, Phoenix

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax: “What Tax Is More than the State Income Tax? - The Sales Tax: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask” (panelist), American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2017 Midyear Meeting, Orlando

“Thinking Outside the Box” (panelist), ABA Young Lawyers Division Tax Law Committee, 2013 Fall Conference

Community Leadership

Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series: Member, Class of 2015


Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 2014

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017

"Top Lawyers," North Valley Magazine, 2016

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Tax Controversy, Bankruptcy

State Bar of Arizona Tax Section Scholarship Recipient, Spring 2009

Professional Memberships

Arizona State Board of Accountancy: Board Member, 2016-2021

American Bar Association: Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax (SALT) Committee, Executive Committee Member, Exempt Organizations Subcommittee Co-Chair; Young Lawyers Division, Section of Taxation

State Bar of Arizona: Tax Law Section, Executive Council Member, Vice Chair (2017-2018), Budget Officer (2016-2017); Young Lawyers Division, Tax Section Liaison

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2010

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2010

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2011

U.S. Tax Court, 2012

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2016


LL.M., Taxation, Northwestern University Law School

J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

B.S., Economics, Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University