Jim Markwood is an accomplished tax attorney with experience working with corporate and private equity clients, partnerships and entrepreneurs to optimize the tax consequences of their business decisions. He has extensive knowledge in a wide range of tax matters including federal, state and international tax issues. He provides tax and structuring advice on corporate, partnership and cross border transactions. In addition to advising on tax issues raised in transactions, Jim reviews and assists in drafting transaction documents, including Rep and Warranty insurance policies. Jim’s wide range of clients include government contractors and aerospace and defense companies. A former Congressional Legislative Assistant, Jim has drafted and advocated for tax legislation before the U.S. Congress
With a nod toward technology, Jim has developed an expertise in taxation of cryptocurrency transactions. He has contributed articles to CoinBase magazine addressing tax aspects of cryptocurrency transactions (including hard-forks, and crypto to crypto “like-kind” exchanges). Jim regularly counsels clients regarding tax aspects of ICO transactions, and structuring crypto businesses to achieve favorable tax treatment.
Jim received his BA in Political Science from American University and his JD from the University of Virginia Law School. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.