Instructor Biography

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James H. Barrett

Baker & McKenzie LLP

James Barrett is a partner in the Miami office tax department and is a senior editor for Baker McKenzie North America Tax Practice Group's Tax News & Developments. He is the immediate past chair of the Florida Bar Tax Section. Jim advises on United States federal income tax planning focusing on outbound and inbound international tax issues. He has extensive experience in: (i) tax planning associated with cross-border mergers and acquisitions; (ii) structuring offshore operations of and repatriations by US multinationals; (iii) advising clients with regard to tax issues arising in the use of partnerships in international transactions, and (iv) addressing issues relating to debt and equity investments in the US. He also advises on state and local tax issues particularly relating to tax issues concerning the State of Florida. Jim is recognized in Chambers USA for Tax in the Band 1 category, the highest ranking available.

Jim is the co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of CasaBlanca Academy, Inc., a school which, for over nine years has provided a comprehensive program to address the unique sensory, perceptual and motor planning difficulties that are experienced by many children with autism. Jim also is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University. Jim is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and an adjunct professor at the University of Florida School of Law.