Direct Line: 501.975.0180
Areas of Specialty: Taxation, Business Combinations and Mergers, Estate Planning, Tax Controversy
Education: B.S.B.A. with Major in Accounting, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Juris Doctor, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville.
National Firm practice in New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. included providing wealth transfer advisory services to key executives as well as compliance and advisory services to a wide range of financial institution clients, as well as other for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities. Current practice involves providing technical assistance to the firm’s clients with respect to business restructurings both domestically and internationally as well as assisting as a firm resource for resolving compliance controversies between taxpayers and taxing authorities. Jim also serves as a non-profit resource person for the firm and works extensively in merger and acquisition activities. Having served in general counsel positions for both publicly held and private entities, Jim’s practice focuses on complex issues pertaining to real estate, trusts and estates, as well as domestic and international taxation of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations, merger and acquisition activities, and estate planning for high net-worth individuals. Drawing upon both his accounting and legal backgrounds, Jim has presented frequently at continuing education seminars. Jim also has entrepreneurial experience from serving as CFO for a medical device manufacturer with international product distribution.
- Licensed to practice law in Arkansas; admitted to practice before the Eastern and Western District Courts of Arkansas, the United States Tax Court, the Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Other Interests: Spending time with family and finding time to write about educational and organizational development.