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The Tarver Consulting Group, LLC is a business and tax planning firm based in Phoenix, AZ. Tarver Consulting conducts strategic planning, fund development, business and policy planning, organizational design/development, and tax (income, gift and estate) consulting services.  We specialize in providing training for women entrepreneurs and technical assistance for small and women-owned companies. 


Charlene Tarver, JD, LLM, CEBS


Charlene Tarver is the principal and managing member of the Tarver Consulting Group, LLC.  With more than twenty (20) year’s experience in business development, planned giving, contracts and tax planning, Tarver counsels high net worth individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and women and family-owned companies. 

Tarver holds an LL.M. in Tax and a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and a Bachelor's degree from New York University. Tarver is a former member of The United States Supreme Court, the US District Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits, US District Courts (District of Arizona (Bankruptcy and Civil)), and the Arizona Supreme Court.  She previously worked at the Tarver Law Group (Phoenix, AZ), the Antitrust Bureau of the Attorney General's Office (New York, NY), the Federal Public Defender's Office (Buffalo, NY), the Mayor's Office (Oakland, CA), and a private tax and securities firm in Washington, DC.

Throughout her career Tarver has been actively involved with numerous charitable and civic boards, including the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority (IDA), City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation, City of Phoenix Pension Reform Task Force, Arizona List, Greater Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club, the Arizona Foundation for Women (Sandra Day O'Connor Scholarship Chair), Arizona Community Foundation (Professional Advisory Board), Homeward Bound, and TGEN.  Tarver is the Chartering president of the  National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter) and in 2019 she joined the Georgetown University African American Advisory Board.  Tarver has extensive experience in income, gift, and estate tax planning having conducted charitable tax planning as a planned giving professional w/ organizations such as Georgetown University, Arizona State University (ASU) Foundation, NPH International, and Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation.  Tarver also served as the President of the Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona. 

Charlene Tarver is a fellow of the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy, an alumnus of Leading For Change, a member of the distinguished Valley Leadership Institute, and a proud honoree of Arizona’s “Top 40 Leaders Under 40.”  Her awards and accolades include the 2018 MLK Award, ABC 15's Extraordinary Woman of Color, the 2016 Human Rights Leadership Award, and the 2016 NBA Presidential Award.  Tarver teaches business and ethics courses at Maricopa Community Colleges, is a serious proponent of pay equity for women and girls, and is a frequent presenter on economic issues impacting women entrepreneurs and communities of color.  Tarver resides in Phoenix, Arizona.


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Tarver Consulting Group, LLC

Tarver Consulting Group, LLC PO Box 8822, Phoenix, AZ 85066

(480) 406-8324



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9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm