Tax attorney Paul Jacokes represents domestic and multinational companies in federal income tax planning and controversy matters—with a heavy emphasis on financing transactions and complex financial instruments. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, Paul advises clients on tax issues related to hedging financial and other types of business risks through derivatives, in both a domestic and international context. Paul also has extensive experience with tax issues pertaining to securities and commodities dealers and traders, hedge funds and insurance companies. He recently advised a client on several innovative transactions involving securitization of insurance risks.
Hill Jeffries is an Associate in the Business Practices group. His practice focuses on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements of securities, venture capital investments and general corporate representation and advice. Hill also assists clients in obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Lisa Combs Jern represents employers—from Fortune 100 companies to venture capital start-ups—in a variety of industries including energy, telecommunications, securities, technology, multimedia, retail, textile, banking and transportation. A member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, Lisa’s national practice includes employment discrimination and other class-action litigation, non-competition and trade secret controversies, executive compensation and employee benefit issues, U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour claims, including collective action overtime and related issues, and labor disputes and union-related matters.
Jim Johnson cut his teeth as a trademark lawyer by serving as in-house counsel for The Coca-Cola and Kellogg companies and as an Examining Attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Now a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Jim continues to enforce the trademarks and copyrights of some of the world’s most famous and valuable brands, as well as smaller companies and start-ups. His practice includes filing oppositions and lawsuits to protect high-value intellectual property rights, counseling clients on how to best protect those rights, including licensing matters, and managing international IP portfolios. He also advises on unfair competition and domain-name disputes.
Cristopher Jones focuses his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He advises clients of all sizes on the design and administration of retirement, health care, employee compensation and wellness arrangements. Cristopher also counsels employee benefit plan administrators and trustees concerning their fiduciary obligations.
Ken Jones has more than 35 years of tax controversy experience, handling Internal Revenue Service (IRS) procedural, controversy and dispute resolution matters, as well as tax litigation. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Ken was a partner with a Big Four accounting firm, beginning in its Washington D.C. national tax office and then moving to national partner in charge of the firm’s tax controversy services practice. Ken represented an array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, corporations, partnerships, and individuals, in many hundreds of matters before the Examination, Appeals, and Collection functions, and the national office. Now Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group draws upon that experience.
Robert Jones is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Technology, Outsourcing and Procurement Team. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and technology transactions. His practice focuses on transactional matters including technology licensing (from both the customer and the vendor sides), offshore and onshore outsourcing (such as business process outsourcing (BPO), and application development and maintenance (AD/M)), consulting and professional services, and software systems acquisition, integration and implementation. He provides advice to clients regarding service level agreements, data security/privacy, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-computing services.
With more than 30 years of diverse and extensive experience in commercial real estate, Jim Jordan guides his clients in complex transactions of all types, including purchase and sale, lending, development, leasing and joint venture matters. Jim’s clients are located throughout the United States and are involved in all aspects of commercial real estate projects—office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use.
Terri Jordan, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, focuses her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, including public offerings and corporate governance matters. She advises clients on compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Terri has extensive corporate governance-related experience and regularly advises operating and investment companies on compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the corporate governance listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and The NASDAQ Stock Market. Terri has also represented open-end and closed-end investment companies and exchange-traded funds and their independent directors. Terri has advised clients on the full range of issues that funds and their Boards encounter day-to-day including corporate governance and compliance matters, Section 15(c) contract approvals and disclosure issues.
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