jmcnair@reedsmith.com

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Jim is a partner in the firm's Tax, Benefits & Wealth Planning Group. He counsels clients on federal taxation matters, with an emphasis on estate planning and developing strategies for succession in the management and ownership of closely held businesses. Nationally recognized for his sophisticated wealth preservation practice, Jim has one of the largest wealth preservation practices in the mid-Atlantic region. He also handles real estate and corporate transactions, and advises clients regarding the financial and tax implications of those transactions.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Best Attorneys in Washington D.C. & Baltimore (2013)
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Trust and Estates, The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2017)
  • Named one of Washingtonian's Top Money Advisers (2012)
  • Listed in Top Washington Lawyers: Trusts, Washington Business Journal (2009)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2012, and 2014)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2016)
  • Listed in Top Washington Lawyers: Trusts & Estates, Washington Business Journal (2008)
  • Listed in Leading Lawyers: Trusts & Estates, The Legal Times (2004)

Credentials

  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1985, LL.M., Taxation
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1980, J.D.
  • University of New Orleans, 1977, B.S., Accounting

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • District of Columbia Bar – Member of Taxation Section
  • Maryland Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • International Association of Financial Planners
  • District of Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Association - Member of Real Property, Trust & Estate, and Taxation Sections