Jim Kearney is special counsel with the corporate taxation practice group. Jim’s practice places particular emphasis on corporate, partnership, and international transactional tax issues; executive compensation and related employee benefits issues; and organizational and operational issues facing tax-exempt organizations.
Prior to his affiliation with HunterMaclean, Jim worked as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service for thirty-three years. Jim worked most recently at the Office of Chief Counsel in Jacksonville, Florida, where he specialized in complex corporate, partnership, and international tax matters, representing the IRS during tax audits and litigation with the largest multinational entities based in the United States. Prior to Jacksonville, Jim served in the Office of Chief Counsel headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he managed the tax litigation nationwide within the IRS Industry Specialization Program, dealing with various industries’ specific complex tax issues. Jim began his career with the IRS as a trial attorney, representing the IRS in the U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts in New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Originally from New Jersey, Jim received his B.S. from Mount St. Mary’s College, M.B.A. from Seton Hall University, J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and LL.M. from Georgetown University.