John J. McGregor

John J. McGregor is an Of Counsel attorney who works out of our Fresno office. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in taxation and business transactions, John is certified as a specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has successfully represented taxpayers in income, estate, property, sales and use tax controversies in federal courts and before the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, and the California Board of Equalization.

Additionally, his tenure as a member and chair of the Fresno County Assessment Appeals Board is a testament to his knowledge in California property tax disputes.


  • Master of Laws, Taxation, New York University
  • J.D., University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
  • B.A., University of San Francisco

Areas Of Practice

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our experienced agricultural attorneys provide a broad range of assistance to clients, both domestically and internationally, in many areas of agribusiness and agricultural law.

Awards and Honors

  • Only elected member of the American Law Institute practicing in the Central Valley
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Northern California Super Lawyer in the field of Taxation, 2005, 2008-2024
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in the West
  • Fresno County Bar Association 1983 volunteer attorney of the year
  • 2018 Alumnus of the Year of the Fresno Chapter of the University of California Hastings College of Law Alumni Association

Articles and Presentations

  • “New Wine in AMT Old Bottle,” with Charles Davenport, 74 Tax Notes 939, 1997
  • “Taxation of Real Property Transfers,” (1981) and supplements; California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • “Collection of Delinquent Federal Taxes,” with Charles Davenport, 28 U.S.C. Tax Institute 589, 1976
  • Presenter, University of Southern California Tax Institute
  • Presenter, California CPA Society Farmers’ Tax and Accounting Conferences
  • Presenter, Annual Meetings of the California Tax Bars
  • Presenter, IRS Tax Institutes
  • Presenter, The California State Bar Fall Section Education Institute
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, San Joaquin College of Law, teaching federal tax procedure
  • Guest lecturer, California State University, Fresno, teaching mergers and acquisitions

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, American Law Institute, 1991-present
  • Trustee, Community Health Systems, 2011 – 2022
  • Trustee, California Health Sciences University 2012 – 2023
  • Community Advisor, San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
  • Member, State Bar of California Taxation Section Executive Committee (1983-86)
  • Chair, State Bar of California Taxation Section Standards of Tax Practice Committee (1997-1998)
  • Editor, The California Tax Lawyer, 1985-1986
  • Director, Fresno County Bar Association, 1983-1986
  • President, Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, 1982
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association


  • California