Marshall W. Taylor has been practicing law since 1975, beginning with a seven-year employment with the Internal Revenue Service as a senior trial attorney. While working for the government, Taylor specialized in tax shelter matters as well as larger corporate and estate-planning affairs. Taylor traveled widely for the government as a tax law and trial procedure instructor. Among the numerous prominent trial court opinions successfully litigated by Taylor on behalf of the government were Lorne Greene v. Commissioner and Clougherty Packing Company v. Commissioner.
After leaving government service in 1985, Taylor founded a law office in Claremont and within a year expanded into its present form as the partnership of Taylor, Simonson & Winter LLP. Taylor handles white-collar criminal representation, audit and collection matters, and major tax litigation, with emphasis on estate tax matters. In recognition of his practice achievements, Taylor was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the area’s best attorneys.
Taylor has been active in lecturing and publishing. He is the co-author of the monograph “Tax Fraud Cases.” appearing in the text Litigation Services Handbook, and he co-authored a treatise titled Tax Court Practice, published by the American Law Institute.
Taylor attended Harvard University, graduating with high honors in 1965. After military service in the United States Air Force, Taylor received his JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1974.
Taylor joined the Claremont Graduate University Board of Trustees in 2009.