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Of Counsel


T:  +1 (212) 608-6500


James R. Shorter, Jr. has more than 30 years experience advising regarding a broad range of U.S. tax and legal issues, including U.S. taxation of inbound and outbound international transactions. 


Mr. Shorter advises regarding the U.S. legal and income tax issues facing Chinese and other foreign business entities engaging in commercial transactions and investing in the U.S. and regarding U.S. income taxation of U.S. domestic business entities undertaking investments and business in China and other foreign jurisdictions.  He advises parties to international and U.S. domestic investment and financing transactions, including equipment leases and loans secured by equipment.  He advises regarding U.S. business structures for investment in the U.S., including U.S. corporate entities, LLCs, limited partnerships, and other joint ventures for investing in the United States.


Mr. Shorter began his legal career in 1975 at the New York office of the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP and later became a partner in the firm's Tax Practice Group.


He received his LLM degree (Taxation, 1979) from New York University School of Law, and his JD degree (1975) from Harvard Law School, and his BA degree (cum laude, 1968) from Columbia University.

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