ATLANTA Jan. 25, 2018 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. congratulates Partner James W. “Jim” Standard, Jr. on completing a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law, one of the most prestigious tax law programs in the nation.
Standard’s studies focused on corporate and partnership taxation, the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, international transaction taxation, executive compensation taxation and tax-exempt organizations.
Standard leads HBS’s transactional and business litigation practice groups, and his taxation expertise deepens the firm’s capabilities in these high-demand matters. HBS Partner Bradley R. Coppedge in our Columbus office also holds an LLM in tax.
“Tax law is complex and constantly changing, and clients can rely on us to guide them through the nuance and intricacies with complete confidence that they are getting the best counsel,” said Standard, who has been with HBS for more than a decade. “It’s gratifying to bring an additional layer of knowledge to our clients with the completion of my LLM.” 
The addition of an LLM complements Standard’s extensive education that already includes a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law, a Master of Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business plus a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University.