About MJP

Professional Background
I am a J.D. / LL.M in Law & Entrepreneurship Candidate at the Duke University School of Law. Prior to Duke Law, I worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (“PwC”) as a Senior Tax Associate in both the Financial Services and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. In the FS Tax practice, I was a part of a team that helped private equity and hedge fund clients navigate their tax regulatory and compliance obligations. In the M&A Tax practice, I collaborated with colleagues to provide private equity and corporate clients with tax due diligence and tax consulting services.

Law Practice Interests: private equity transactions & fund formation,  mergers & acquisitions, banking & corporate finance, start-ups & emerging companies

Law Pro Bono Interests: volunteer income tax assistance, voter rights & political participation, criminal justice reform

Professional Certifications
– Enrolled Agent (“EA”), Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service
– Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), NC State Board of CPA Examiners
– LexisNexis Professional Research Certified (“PRC”), LexisNexis
– Level II Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) Program

Professional Memberships
– American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
– American Bar Association – Student Member
– North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
– North Carolina Bar Association – Student Member

Educational Background
– Wake Forest University, Master of Science in Accountancy
– Wake Forest University, Master of Arts in Management
– Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science