Jim has developed his expertise over 30 years as an in house tax counsel, most of which was spent as the chief tax officer, the global counsel, and an international tax advisor in the Big 4 accounting firms, managing or advising individuals and companies resident on all continents always bringing global knowledge and a business-centered pragmatic approach to all issues.  Truly, bringing global knowledge to bear on local tax issues.

  • Post-doctoral diploma University of London, 2013 (taxation)
  • J.D., University of Miami, 1985 (cum laude)
  • M.S.M., Florida International University, 1981 (accounting/taxation)
  • B.B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1978 (honors)
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida
Professional Activities & Associations
  • International Fiscal Association (USA Branch)
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section (Committees on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers and U.S. Activities of Foreigners & Tax Treaties)
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section (Vice-Chair International Transportation Committee)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Section
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tax Executives Institute
  • Operation Stand-By – ABA Military Pro Bono Project assisting military attorneys
  • Florida Atlantic University – International Business External Advisory Board