Darlene D. Hagan, CPA


Darlene D. Hagan, CPA, a founding member of the firm, contributes over 35 years of diversified tax planning and compliance experience to the firm. Darlene has devoted a considerable portion of her career to servicing clients in the real estate and construction industries with special emphasis in tax planning and complex transaction analysis.

Darlene also specializes in the trust, estate and gift tax area and is extensively involved with the planning and compliance aspects of estates, trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and planning for business succession.  She also spent many years as a member of Americas Chapter of the IAPA (an international group of accounting firms) which provides the Firm with valuable contacts around the Globe.

Darlene currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Central Arizona Estate Planning Council and the Estate Planning Study Group. Throughout her career, Darlene has been actively involved in the community; she has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Club, the YWCA of Maricopa County, the Soroptimist International of Scottsdale, the Valley Leadership Class XV, the Phoenix Zoo Wildest Club in Town, and the Phoenix Zoo Planned Giving Committee.

Darlene is a native Arizonan and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1977 and a Masters in Taxation in 1985.

Licensed to practice as a CPA in Arizona, Darlene is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Scottsdale Estate Planners, Estate Planning Tax Study Group, Phoenix Current Tax Discussion Group, and Central Arizona Estate Planning Council.