James A. Schmidt, Esq. Tax and Business Law joins IR as the exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions member in US – Florida

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce James A. Schmidt, Esq. of James A. Schmidt, Esq. Tax and Business Law. James has joined IR as our exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions member in US – Florida

James A. Schmidt, Esq., practices in the areas of business, tax and real estate law, representing individuals, companies, lenders and investors in their transactional matters. Before practicing law Mr. Schmidt worked as a Certified Public Accountant for eight years in both the audit and tax fields, and provided transaction services in public stock and debt offerings. Today, Mr. Schmidt’s practice caters to parties involved in sophisticated transactions that require transactional and tax advice and prefer to receive it from the same counsel.

In his business law practice Mr. Schmidt serves as general counsel to clients on day to day legal matters, assuming primary responsibility for their transactional requirements and serving as a liaison with outside counsel when other needs arise. He frequently represents clients in their business negotiations and in the drafting of agreements for mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, partnerships and joint ventures, asset purchases and sales, leasing, employment, and licensing. This practice also includes the representation of lenders and investors in their lending activities and loan documentation.

Mr. Schmidt’s tax practice complements his business law practice and offers a valuable solution to parties seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal and tax consequences of their decisions. He advises U.S. and non-U.S. individuals and entities in a wide range of matters which allow them to conduct their operations in the most tax efficient manner possible. This representation includes voluntary disclosure matters, business planning for structuring tax free reorganizations, advising borrowers and lenders on transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits, rendering tax opinions, and providing a range of advice on federal and state income tax matters. In his compliance practice, he offers a full array of tax form preparation services. He represents clients before tax authorities in controversies, audits, compliance examinations, appeals and protests. His interdisciplinary background provides an advantage to parties desiring ensure compliance with the law while maintaining the highest fidelity to their business objectives.

In Mr. Schmidt’s real estate practice, he represents developers, buyers and sellers in real property development, sales and leasing matters, and well as lenders and borrowers in financing and loan transactions. This practice encompasses commercial and residential property and includes a full range of closing and title insurance services so that his firm provides a comprehensive solution to any party in need of real estate counsel.

While Mr. Schmidt does not solicit litigation representation, he does act as a consultant to parties in disputes related to failed business transactions, formation, and tax matters, and offers written opinions in those engagements.

If you have a matter that you believe would benefit from Mr. Schmidt’s advice or services, he invites you to use the information provided below to contact him for an initial consultation.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with James directly or with the IR Global head office for an introduction.


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