Many legal matters are concerned with the future. A business contract creates a relationship between individuals or entities and governs their relationship. An estate plan memorializes the goals and wishes of an individual with the will, trusts, and other instruments that will control the disposition of that person’s property upon his passing, the management of the property upon incapacity and death, and provide for their loved ones’ future financial security and even guardians for minors. The practice of tax law is concerned with minimizing and reducing the impact of various federal, state, and local taxes that affect individuals and their businesses and planning transactions in a tax efficient manner.
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Richard James was raised in Corinth, Mississippi in a family of four. He attended The University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Accountancy (1999) and a Master of Taxation (2000). While at Ole Miss, he received a Taylor Medal, the top honor given to each of the university's school's top students, and he passed the Mississippi Certified Public Accountancy Exam with the second highest score in the state, among all first-time test takers. In 2003, Mr. James received his J.D. from Tulane Law School where he served on The Tulane Law Review. In 2004, he received an LL.M. in Tax Law from The University of Florida, one of the top tax law programs in the country, where he served on The Florida Tax Review.
Mr. James has served as a general counsel of a chemical company and a construction company, where he obtained valuable day-to-day business and legal experiences with contracts for the acquisition of business, industrial leases, contracts for the sales of goods, general business matters, and with commercial litigation. He also received valuable experience with working with businesses on a daily basis, including management, human resources, and accounting.
Mr. James has a real estate salesperson license in Texas (license number 722593), under sponsoring broker Texas United Realty (www.texasunitedrealty.com). He takes his experience with the acquisition and lease of commercial and industrial properties a step further by helping clients locate, negotiate, and acquire (or lease) commercial and industrial properties. Just like a business owner can obtain business, tax, and estate planning advice from Mr. James, a client looking for commercial or investment property can look to one person as a real estate agent and real estate attorney to acquire a commercial property!