John McGown practices general tax, estate planning, tax disputes, tax-exempt organizations, and probate law. A certified public accountant, he has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1997.
Active in State of Idaho tax issues, Mr. McGown successfully represented the taxpayer in what were reputed to be three of the four largest individual income tax deficiency cases ever issued by the Idaho State Tax Commission. He is one of a handful of individuals nationwide to be certified as a qualified mediator for multistate tax disputes under the Multistate Tax Commission’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Program. He has served as outside counsel to the Idaho Community Foundation, Inc. for over 20 years.
Mr. McGown is on the Executive Planning Committee of the Idaho State Tax Institute and served on the Executive Committee of Associated Taxpayers of Idaho.
Law School: University of Denver, LL.M., in Taxation, 1981, top five percent of class
University of Colorado, J.D., 1974
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky, B.S., Accounting, 1971
Law Day Volunteer, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Pioneer Toastmasters 1990-2011, President 1991
Sunday School Teacher, 1998-1999, 2003-2004
Volunteer Mediator for Idaho State Bar Fee Dispute Program, 2003-present
The ARC, Inc., Board of Directors, 1987-1993 and President, 1991-1992
Visiting Professor, University of Idaho College of Law, 2010
Adjunctive Faculty, University of Idaho College of Law, 2006
Adjunctive Faculty, Boise State University teaching Research in Federal Taxation, 1983
Associate Professor, Boise State University, 2000-2002 (graduate faculty)
Deputy District Attorney, Weld County, Colorado, 1975-1978
Certified Public Accountant: Colorado, 1975 (inactive); Idaho, since 1982