Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty/Staff Directory

First Name
Jonathan

Last Name
Brignall

Email
brignajo@gvsu.edu

Title
Assistant Professor

Office
3150 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7504

Department
  • School of Accounting

Biography

Jonathan is a licensed attorney and CPA. He has extensive professional experience in taxation, including 14 years in public accounting and over 10 years as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. While at the IRS, he was a subject matter expert in financial instruments taxation and was part of a revenue agent training team. He has also served as a law clerk for the Michigan Tax Tribunal and a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals. While in law school, Jonathan was the Editor-in-Chief of the WMU-Cooley Law Review.

 

A classical guitarist, Jonathan is the president of Kalamazoo Classical Guitar, an organization which sponsors classical guitar performances. Jonathan is a proud GVSU alumnus.

Education
  • J.D., WMU – Cooley Law School
  • M.B.A., Grand Valley State University
  • M.S.T., Grand Valley State University
  • M.Acc., University of South Florida
  • M.S., Accounting, University of South Florida

Teaching Areas
  • Individual Taxation
  • Entities Taxation
  • Tax Practice and Procedure
  • Multistate Taxation

Publications
  • Substantive tax provisions
  • IRS audit procedures and effectiveness
  • Taxation of banks and financial instruments
  • Constitutional limitations on states’ ability to tax
  • Plain language in taxation

 

Brignall, J. with Joseph Kimble (2020). Plain Language, A Medical Power of Attorney. Michigan Bar Journal, July 2020, 42-47.

Service

Faculty Coordinator of the GVSU VITA program, operated in partnership with the Heart of West Michigan United Way and the IRS.

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