James is a partner in the private client and tax team.His practice is global in scope with particular emphasis on offshore trust planning, planning for non-US individuals and foreign assets, family investment and business planning, family offices, inbound and outbound business transactions and income and transfer tax planning.
James advises on corporate and partnership tax planning for closely held businesses, investment entities and funds management entities, mergers and acquisitions and insurance and derivatives investment tax planning.
He has lectured before numerous professional groups on partnership, estate tax, life insurance and foreign investment planning issues and has written articles for professional journals and newsletters on various tax topics.
I was really impressed with his knowledge and with his approach to the clients, and I really enjoyed working with him on the matter. He really sticks out in my mind.
A real leader of the firm. He not only serves clients but he helps so many of the other partners in terms of his creativity, imagination and knowledge of the law.
He is very practical - you don't get a textbook answer but a real-world application of the solution. It is a good-quality answer.
He is most creative person I have ever met. He is so talented, everyone goes to him.
He is very strong on estate, income and international planning. He knows everything about everything and luminaries in the field call him to pick his brain.
He is a brilliant guy and one of the smartest lawyers I have ever met.
He is among the few practitioners who combine income tax planning with estate planning well, which is an important combination of skills for international clients.
He is a very accomplished and intelligent lawyer and good to work with.