James Parks is a Partner in our International Tax Practice. He has over ten years of public and industry experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to mid-sized privately held companies operating in a wide variety of industries. James’ broad base of experience includes assisting U.S. and foreign-based multinational companies on cross-border tax planning and compliance matters (both inbound and outbound). Such matters include the design and implementation of tax strategies in alignment with strategic business objectives while complying with all local and foreign tax regulations, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, debt restructurings, cross-border financing, and local country tax planning strategies. Additionally, he has broad knowledge of tax planning issues facing Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, and experience with ASC740 income tax provision preparation and review in the international context.
Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, James was at Deloitte Tax LLP in the International practice where he assisted US and foreign-based multinationals on cross-border tax planning and compliance matters. Thereafter, he worked as head of the foreign position team at Koch Industries, Inc. where he was responsible for the development, implementation and management of global tax strategies aligned with the strategic direction of the various Koch Companies. He graduated Cum Laude from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law with a focus in taxation and intellectual property, and graduated from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and minors in economics and business administration. James is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, including the Administrative, Business, International, Legal Economics, and Taxation Law Sections. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, including the Business, International, and Taxation Law sections.