Anne Macdonald

Tax Partner

“I love hearing about the unique passions and concerns of each individual, as well as counseling individuals and generations of families as they plan their life financial goals. Our understanding of the issues that are important to our clients helps us provide them peace of mind and become their trusted advisor.”

Anne specializes in financial planning to minimize income, gift, and estate tax for high-net-worth individuals and their families and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Her in-depth knowledge of estate planning is drawn from her extensive experience with family-limited partnerships, defective grantor trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and other wealth preservation techniques. Anne also provides concentrated stock and stock option planning as well as advises real estate entities on matters such as entity formations, sales, and like-kind exchanges. Her clients include CEOs and officers of public and pre-IPO companies, real estate owners, venture capitalists and other entrepreneurs and their families.

  • M.S.T. Golden Gate University
  • B.S. University of Oregon
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Board Member for University of Oregon Accounting School Advisory
  • Vanderbilt’s Parents and Family Association Board. Co-Chair
  • Vanderbilt University Career Center Parent Alumni Leadership Council, 2017-2020
  • Santa Clara University Parent and Family Leadership Council, 2016-2020
  • Membership Committee for Menlo Country Club
  • Board member for Menlo Country Club, 2009-2012
  • Board member for Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2009-2016, Audit Committee Chair
  • Castilleja School: Distinguished Alumnae, 1995; Trustee, 1995-2001