James Gray’s practice focuses on general corporate taxation and international taxation. He has extensive experience advising clients on tax- free reorganizations and spin-offs, and is one of the firm’s principal authorities on tax issues arising in cross-border and foreign acquisition, disposition and restructuring transactions including corporate inversion transactions.
James also has extensive experience advising clients on structuring and investing in private equity and joint venture arrangements and the structuring of captive insurance company relationships.
His recent experience includes serving as the principal US tax adviser in the organization of domestic and international private equity investment funds and advising funds and asset management groups in structuring domestic and foreign acquisitions. In addition, James serves as US tax adviser to two publicly held multinational corporations engaged in the manufacture and sale of consumer and industrial products. He also serves as US tax adviser to other publicly held multinational corporations operating in the IT solutions/business information services and energy sectors. In that capacity, he has advised these companies concerning various reorganization, spin-off, acquisition and disposition transactions.
James also has significant experience in bankruptcy tax matters.
He has lectured to bar association and client groups on the tax issues arising in domestic and international corporate spin-off, reorganization and corporate inversion transactions. He also has served as panel chair for the Cleveland Tax Institute.
James is a member of the Cleveland International Tax Forum and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.