A Senior Counsel at Cozen O’Connor, James W. Forsyth works primarily with business and corporate tax matters and the taxation of pass-through entities. He represents publicly and privately held enterprises in analyzing the federal, state and local income tax consequences of corporate transactions, including corporate reorganizations, divisions, debt restructurings, joint ventures and other business transactions.
Jim devotes a significant amount of his practice to resolving taxpayer disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. He particularly enjoys working with business clients to develop the practical solutions that will help them achieve their financial and operational goals.
In addition to being named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation," Jim has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings. Also, Jim was recognized in Pittsburgh's Top Rated Lawyers (2012-2017 editions) for Business, Corporate and Taxation law by The Legal Intelligencer. Jim has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 and 2018 list.
LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida (1989)
J.D., West Virginia University (1986) (Order of the Coif)
B.S., West Liberty State College (1983)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
The Portfolio, Stock Rights and Stock Dividends-Sections 305 and 306, analyzes the tax problems that arise in connection with dividend distributions of common or preferred stock and stock rights.