Euromoney named Jim ten times as one of the world’s top 30 tax advisers, most recently in 2022.
Jim is rated as a "Star Performer" in tax (higher than first tier) in Chambers USA (2022), one of only two U.S. tax advisors to receive this ranking. Chambers Global (2022) ranks him as the only U.S. advisor in tier one in both corporate tax and international tax. He also is one of the three “most highly regarded” U.S. tax practitioners according to Who’s Who Legal (Law & Business Research).
Legal 500 has included Jim in its “Halls of Fame” for both Corporate Tax and International Tax.
Jim also is one the U.S.’s top 30 transfer-pricing advisors, according to Euromoney.
Jim and his firm have represented 6 of the Fortune Top 10 companies, over 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, and over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies in federal tax matters. They also have served as counsel in over 150 large-corporate IRS Appeals proceedings and over 75 large-corporate federal tax cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims and eight U.S. Courts of Appeal. Some of these have been for Fortune Top 10 companies.
International Tax Review named Fenwick & West "Tax Firm of the Year for the San Francisco Area” 10 times and “U.S. (or Americas) Tax Litigation Firm of the Year” five times. Fenwick also has received a Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year award, been named “Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year” and received a number of ITR’s M&A and JV Tax Deal of the Year awards.