James "Jim" Dawson is a highly experienced tax litigator and business advisor in Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach office with extensive knowledge resolving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) controversies in audit, appeals and litigation. Mr. Dawson's practice focuses on representing corporations and individual taxpayers in tax controversy and tax litigation matters.
Mr. Dawson has appeared in all three of the major tax litigation forums: U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Court. His recent engagements include:
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Dawson spent the last 11 years as a staff attorney for one of the largest utility companies in the country, where he handled a number of complex tax controversy and tax litigation matters, alternative energy tax credits, and energy research and development credits. He also previously served as staff attorney for the IRS' Office of Chief Counsel, where for more than 13 years he developed, prepared and tried complex factual and legal cases for trial before the U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Dawson is an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University in the Executive Masters Tax Program, having taught IRS Practice and Procedure and Writing for Tax Accountants.
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