John M. Walker JD, LLM

Managing Partner/International Tax Planning

Walker Law Firm, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Law Firm - Local

Professional Summary

Accomplished attorney with more than 16 years of experience in law and business. Concentrated since 2007 on private client international taxation. Earned LL.M. in International Taxation and Financial Services with a concentration on creating tax efficient cross-border business transactions. Completed thesis on tax efficient structuring of international private equity and hedge funds with U.S. and non-U.S. source capital. Contributing editor to all three editions of the LexisNexis FATCA Handbook; Editor, Foreign Corporation Tax Guide, 5th Edition.

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Languages

  • English

Interests/Hobbies

  • Writing Short Stories
  • Public Speaking
  • Boating

Experience

Walker Law Firm, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama, USA 35213
Managing Partner/International Tax Planning
Law Firm - Local
2007 - Present
International tax attorney Focusing on high net-worth private client international taxation, cross-border business transactions, tax treaties and structuring international private hedge funds and private equity funds.

Education

LLM, International Taxation and International Financial Services 2012
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, California, United States
• Thesis topic: Tax Efficient Structuring of Private Equity and Hedge Funds that Invest U.S.
And Non-U.S. Source Capital into Emerging Markets
• Guest Lecturer: Upon completion of LL.M. graduation requirements was invited to serve as
Guest Lecturer in the LL.M./JSM (Master of Juridical Science) program in
International Taxation and Financial Services. (April 2012)

JD, Law 1994
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, an accredited law review.
• Published as a law student in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1976.
• Concentration in taxation.

MBA, Technical Entrepreneurship 2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Focus: Technical entrepreneurship and dynamic business structures through the
Information and Engineering Management (IEM) program.
• Guest Lecturer: While earning this degree lectured in the IEM program on entity selection
and business planning.

BS, Zoology and Cellular Anatomy 1985
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States

Bar Admissions

Alabama
Active
1994

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court

Associations and Societies

  • Alabama Bar Association

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