Broker Check

Our Team

James Murphy, EA


Starting his career on the trading floor and as a Registered Investment Advisor before moving into tax services, Jim has seen all sides of the financial services industry. He is a Registered Investment Advisor, has passed the General Securities (Series 7) exam, holds a Series 65 license, and is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. An alumnus of the American Academy of Tax Practice, he matriculated from the University of Iowa and performed his graduate studies in the University of New Hampshire system.

Mr. Murphy has extensive experience working with businesses and individuals to help manage their investments and lower their taxes. By making himself available to his clients no matter where they are in the world, Jim relishes bringing their goals to fruition and works tirelessly on their behalf. When clients are confident in their investment strategy and financial future, then he has done his job.

Jane Murphy, EA

Vice President

Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service since 1993, Ms. Murphy specializes in the practical application of tax strategies in the preparation of tax returns. In addition to managing the financial operations of the practice, she also oversees the staff.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, and has done past graduate studies at Boston University. She is an alumnus of the American Academy of Tax Practice, serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals, and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Michael Pate, M.B.A.

Michael is an Investment Advisor Representative, has passed the General Securities (Series 7) Exam and holds a Series 66 license. He is an experienced investment and tax professional who enjoys working with clients to help develop 'tax smart' investment strategies as well as preparing tax returns. He has extensive hands on business experience having worked in both a corporate and small business setting. He is a graduate of Green Mountain College and holds an M.B.A. from Plymouth State University.

Amy Valente

Amy handles the office and administrative duties at J. Murphy, P.A. During the busy tax season she effortlessly manages the day to day workflow. She is also responsible for scheduling and working with clients as they drop off and pick up their tax information.

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.