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James serves as Sr. Counsel in Reed Smith’s State Tax Group. His practice focuses on state and local transaction tax matters, including advocacy, advice, and planning regarding all forms of telecommunications, information, cloud computing, digital products, and other high-technology transactions. James brings special expertise to addressing the complex state and local tax issues faced by companies engaged in communications and electronic commerce. He has represented a diverse group of multi-state corporate clients providing telecommunications (wireline/wireless), prepaid communications, VoIP, Internet, computer application and other online services and products.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1972, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, 1969, B.A.

  • New Jersey

  • All State and Federal Courts - New Jersey

  • Council on State Taxation (COST), Board of Directors

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