Jim’s practice encompasses all areas of business
income taxation, with a particular focus on partnership, corporate, and natural
resource tax matters. His notable experience has earned him recognition by The
Best Lawyers in America© as a top tax lawyer (2005–2018).
Jim has more than 30 years of experience in structuring partnerships, including private equity funds and master limited partnerships (MLPs), and corporate transactions, including reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions. He regularly counsels real estate investment trusts (REITs) and MLPs on a wide variety of tax issues, including formation, ongoing qualification, tax reporting, acquisitions, dispositions, and liquidations. Jim has extensive experience in structuring natural resource transactions, including royalty trusts, production payments, and carried-interest joint ventures. He also advises lenders and real estate developers on a wide variety of finance matters and real estate transactions, including joint ventures and like-kind exchanges.