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Jim Markwood, Partner, tax expert and crypto transaction analyst at crypto and blockchain lawyer Cogent Law Group

Jim Markwood



Tax Law & Mergers and Acquisitions

Jim has a wealth of experience working with corporations, partnerships, entrepreneurs and private equity clients to solve their 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. He has worked with a wide range of clients, and has particularly extensive experience working with government contractors and aerospace and defense companies.

Jim also has developed expertise regarding 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 Cogent clients regarding tax aspects of ICO transactions, and structuring crypto businesses to achieve favorable tax treatment.

James 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.