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James N. Greene III

Board of Directors of the Firm


Jimmy Greene has more than 16 years of experience advising clients in various types of tax matters and transactions, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Greene also has substantial experience representing clients in federal and state tax controversies and audits. 

In addition, Mr. Greene serves as outside tax and business counsel to a number of publicly traded and large privately held companies.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Parker Poe Attorneys Named 2015 NC Super Lawyers

Featured Experience

  • Advises publicly traded companies on tax positions for FIN 48 purposes
  • Advises foreign clients on the U.S. tax implications surrounding U.S. investments
  • Advises clients on Section 382 for net operating loss related to M&A transactions

Representative Matters

  • Represented a publicly traded retailer in more than 25 joint ventures involving investments with an aggregate value in excess of $300 million, and in the disposition of its interests in several joint ventures
  • Represented a regional hotel management company in more than $50 million in acquisition, development and financing transactions, including a historic hotel in South Beach (Miami, FL)
  • Obtained NC Department of Revenue private letter rulings for several renewable energy companies
  • Served as tax counsel to a publicly traded utility company in its disposition of a 50% interest in a telecommunications systems services provider subsidiary
  • Represented a national development company as joint venture and tax counsel in more than 20 private equity, pension fund and REIT investments transactions involving multi-family properties/developments valued in excess of $500 million
  • Served as tax counsel in the implementation of a 1031 like-kind exchange program for a national rental company’s rental fleet
  • Negotiated multiple joint ventures and M&A transactions and serve as outside general counsel to a NC-based tobacco company
  • Represented a national retailer in an IRS controversy involving cross-border transactions with more than $100 million in dispute

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law, 2009-2017
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s "Legal Elite" in Tax & Estate Planning, 2007-2013, 2016; Young Guns, 2007
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Tax, 2011-2017, and Rising Star, 2009-2010
  • Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished™ in Federal Income Tax; Limited Liability Companies; Partnership Taxation; Like Kind Exchanges; Low Income Housing Tax Credits; Hotel and Resort Development


  • Matthews Free Health Clinic, Board of Directors, 2008-present
  • Speedway Children's Charities, Officer