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Patricia Murphy Hirata

Sr. Tax Director

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Pat leads the West Region Tax group, a dedicated team committed to delivering comprehensive tax planning and compliance solutions. She received her degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Masters in Tax from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctor from Western State University of Law. With dual expertise as a CPA and attorney, Pat is passionate about bridging the gap between structuring and compliance, serving clients with a steadfast commitment to exceeding their expectations. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she delivered complex tax solutions and income tax planning services to high-net-worth clients and their companies. Her leadership roles in both national and regional accounting firms specialized in Private Client services, with a focus on Trusts and Estates. Residing in Carlsbad and La Quinta, California with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, Pat enjoys quality time with her family and learning to play golf.