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James B. Sowell

James B. Sowell

KPMG LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Jim Sowell is a Principal at KPMG LLP and leads the Real Estate Practice in KPMG’s National Tax Office.  Jim’s practice is focused primarily on tax issues relating to partnerships, REITs, and debt workouts with respect to such entities.  Jim previously was an Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department where he was responsible for legislation and guidance relating to partnerships, REITs, and like-kind exchanges.  Jim is a former Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association (Tax Section) and a former Vice Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Tax Policy Advisory Committee. Jim is a member and former President of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Federal Tax Institute and is an active participant on NAREIT’s Government Relations Committee. Jim has written numerous articles and speaks extensively on partnerships and REITs.

Jim has his undergraduate and law degrees (both with high honors) from the University of Florida and has an LL.M. in taxation from New York University, where he served as an editor on the Tax Law Review.

James B. Sowell is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Workouts and Debt Restructuring - 19th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Friday, February 03, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Friday, February 03, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Friday, February 03, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Friday, February 03, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Debt Workouts: The Partnership and the Partners - Real Estate Tax Forum (19th Annual), Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Debt Workouts and Restructurings (PowerPoint slides) - Real Estate Tax Forum (19th Annual), Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Debt Workouts and Restructurings (Chicago and New York)(PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Debt Workouts: The Partnership and the Partners - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Debt Workouts: The Partnership and the Partners - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Worthless Partnership Interests - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Allocation of COD Income in Partnership Workouts - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Applying Sections 704(c) and 737 in Partnership Mergers and Divisions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Navigating the Partner/Employee Dichotomy and SECA Tax Rules - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Partnership Mergers: The Saga Continues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Camp's Plan for Carried Interest: One Step Forward, One Step Back - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Partners as Employees: A Proposal for Analyzing Partner Compensation - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Applying Sections 704(c) and 737 in Partnership Mergers and Divisions - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Partnership Mergers: The Saga Continues - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Debt Workouts: The Partnership and the Partners - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Worthless Partnership Interests - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Employment and Self-Employment Taxes for Partners - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Partner Guarantees in Debt Workouts - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 19th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, New York, NY
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