Freeman Law

1412 Main Street
Suite 500

Dallas, TX 75202

d. (512) 925-2991

jason@freemanlaw.com

https://freemanlaw.com

HIGHRISE GROUP:

Dallas II

Jason B. Freeman

Managing Member

Mr. Freeman is the founding and managing member of Freeman Law,
PLLC. He is a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA, author, law professor, and
trial attorney. Mr. Freeman has been recognized multiple times by D
Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, and by Super Lawyers
and Texas Monthly magazine. He was recently honored by the American
Bar Association,receiving it’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in
America award, and recognized as a Top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorney in
Texas. He was also named the “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation
Attorney of the Year” for the State of Texas by AI in 2019 and 2020.


He serves on the law school faculty at SMU’s Dedman School of Law,
where he teaches a course in the law of federal income taxation, and he is
a frequent public speaker across the country, presenting and educating
on various legal topics. He is the President of the North Texas chapter of
the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Chairman of the Board of
Directors for the TXCPA-Dallas, a former executive board member of
the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA), and the chairman-elect to the
TXCPA. He is also a council member for the Tax Section of the Texas
State Bar and a Forbes contributor.


Mr. Freeman represents clients in litigation and disputes, with a particular
focus on federal and state tax controversies, as well as white-collar and
financial disputes, both civil and criminal. He handles IRS audits and
other investigations, and represents clients facing tax and white-collar or
financial-related charges. He also advises and assists clients with tax and
regulatory compliance, including domestic and international tax planning
and regulatory reporting requirements, as well as cryptocurrency.

Honors and Awards
▪ U.S. News and World Report's Best Lawyers in America
▪ “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation Attorney of the Year” for the State
of Texas, 2019, 2020, AI
▪ "On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in America Award
▪ Leadership Dallas Alumni
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020 Tax
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2019 Tax
▪ Super Lawyer, Tax Law, 2019, 2020 Super Lawyers Magazine
▪ 40 Under 40, Dallas Business Journal, 2018
▪ Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018
▪ Young CPA of the Year Award, TXCPA-Dallas, 2018
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018 Tax Litigation
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017 White-Collar Defense
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016 Tax
▪ Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2015 Tax
▪ Super Lawyers Rising Stars multiple years, Tax Law, Super
Lawyers Magazine
▪ Young CPA ofthe Year Award, 2015, Texas Society of CPAs

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
▪ American Association of Attorneys-CPAs
° President of North Texas Chapter
▪ American Bar Association Section ofTaxation
▪ State Bar of Texas, Section ofTaxation
° Tax Council Member
° Co-Chair of the Committee on Government Submissions
° State Bar of Texas Tax Section Leadership Academy
▪ Dallas Bar Association
° Tax Council
° Co-Chairman of the Bench Bar Conference Committee (former)
° DBA Judiciary Committee (former member)
▪ Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
° DAYL Judiciary Committee (former member)
° DAYL Leadership Class of 2012
▪ American Institute of Certified PublicAccountants
° Tax Practice and Procedures Committee
° Tax Legislation and Policy Committee (former member)
▪ Texas Society of CPAs
° Member of Executive Board of Directors (2016 – 2019)
° Director at Large (2014 – 2016)
° Editorial Board
° Federal Tax Policy Committee
° Legislative Advisory Committee (2015 – 2016)
▪ Dallas CPA Society
° Chairman
° Board of Directors
° Former Chairman CPE Committee
° Public Affairs Committee
° Graduate of Leadership Development Academy
° Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
° Leadership Dallas
° DRC Young Professionals Board Member
° Co-Chair DRC Young Professionals Policy Committee
° Leadership Development Program (graduate)

 

Publications
▪ Choice of Entity After Tax Reform, Today’s CPA Magazine, March 2018
▪ Tax Reform is Here: A Brief Primer on the Key Business Provisions, Today’s
CPA Magazine, May 2018
▪ Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Revolution to Come, Today’s CPAMagazine,
January 2018
▪ A Primer on the Tax Implications of Settlements and Judgments, Dallas
Bar Association Headnotes, December 2017
▪ Held Captive: Micro-Captive Insurance in the Aftermath of Abrahamic,
Today’s CPA Magazine, November 2017

▪IRS Penalties – A Brief Primer, Today’s CPA Magazine, September 2017
▪ Employment Tax Enforcement Rising to a Top Priority, The Journal of
Accountancy, July 2017
▪ Employment Tax Enforcement is Trending, The Tax Advisor, AICPA, July
2017
▪ Representing Taxpayers in Sensitive Audits: A Look at the Fundamental
Challenges of an Eggshell Audit, Today’s CPA Magazine, July 2017
▪ Partnership Tax Audits: The New Rules,AICPA Tax Section Publication,
May 2017
▪ Why (Nearly) Every Partnership Agreement Should be Amended, Today’s
CPA, May 2017
▪ Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities: The NewReporting
Requirements, The Tax Advisor, AICPA, April 2017
▪ An Update on International Tax Enforcement, Today’s CPA, March 2017
▪ Tax Reform Under a Trump Administration, Today’s CPA, January 2017
▪ Employment Tax Enforcement is on the Rise, Today’s CPA, November
2016
▪ A Glimpse into the New Partnership Audit Rules,AICPA, The Tax Advisor,
October 2016
▪ Bitcoin and Beyond: The Reality of Taxing and Regulating Virtual
Currency, Today’s CPA, September 2016
▪ A Brave New World: The Panama Papers and the United States Role as a Tax
Haven, Today’s CPA, June 2016
▪ Electing out of the BBA Partnership Rules, AICPA Tax Section, June 2016
▪Internet Tax Freedom: State Taxation and the Internet, Today’s CPA, May
2016
▪ The Evolution of Partnerships and Partnership Audits, Today’s CPA,
March 2016
▪ The IRS Budget: Taking Stock, Today’s CPA, January 2016
▪ The New Highway Trust Fund Bill Paves the Way for Major Tax
Compliance and Return Due Date Changes, Today’s CPA Magazine,
November 2015
▪ The U.S. and BEPS: Hurry Up and Slow Down, Today’s CPA Magazine,
September 2015
▪ A Look Back at More than a Century: The Federal Income Tax, Today’s
CPA, July 2015
▪ One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Identify Theft and Taxes, AICPA
Tax Section, June 2015
▪ Guiding Clients Through the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, The
Tax Advisor, AICPA, April2015
▪ The Perfect Storm: Has the Tide Turned Against Offshore Tax Evasion?,
The Texas Tax Lawyer, Winter 2015 Ed., Vol. 42, No. 2, Part 1, March 2015
▪ TheTaxpayerAdvocate Service: Taxpayers’Voice at the IRS,AICPATax
Section Newsletter, February 2015
▪The Perfect Storm: Has the Tide Turned Against Offshore Tax Evasion?,
Today’s CPA, January 2015 (Cover Story)

▪ Voluntary Disclosures and Streamlined Relief, Meadows Collier
Newsletter, November 2014
▪ Funding the Taxman—A Brief Foray Into the IRS Budget Debate,AICPA
Tax Section Newsletter, October 2014
▪ Uncle Sam Wants You—To Pay Your 3.8 Percent Tax On Net Investment
Income!, Meadows Collier Newsletter, December 2013
▪ What Role Should the Guidelines Play in Sentencing White-Collar
Offenders?, ABA White Collar Crime Newsletter, Winter 2013 Edition
▪ Five Things (and Then Some) Every Lawyer Should Know About Tax Law,
Texas Young Lawyers Association E-Newsletter, August 2013
▪ Five Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Tax Law, Headnotes,
Dallas Bar Association, August 2013
▪ There’s a First Time for Everything: First-Time Penalty Abatements—
What They Are and Why You Should Care, Texas Society of Certified
Public Accountants E-Newsletter, July 2013
▪ Time Sensitive: Preserving More Favorable Franchise Tax Deductions
Through Protective Refund Claims, Meadows Collier Newsletter, March
2012
▪ No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – The Limitations and Pitfalls of Tax Code
Driven Investment in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Journal of Tax Practice &
Procedure, February – March 2012
Speaking Engagements
▪ “Ethics for Tax Lawyers” – Advanced Tax Law – Texas Bar CLE 37th Annual
Course, Houston, TX - August 1, 2019
▪ “International Tax Litigation” – Tax Controversy Update – International &
Domestic, Lyndhurst, NJ – June 19, 2019
▪ “Hot Topics In International Tax Enforcement and Controversies” – 35th
Annual TexFed Institute, San Antonio, TX – June 12, 2019
▪ “Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency – The Tax and Regulatory Issues” – Tax
Alliance Conference, Plano, TX - June 5, 2019
▪ “Creative LLC Acquisition Techniques for Maximizing Bonus Depreciation and
20% Deduction Benefits” – Texas Bar CLE presents the 17th Annual Choice,
Governance & Acquisition of Entities Course, Dallas, TX - May 24, 2019
▪ “International Tax Law” – Tax Law in a Day – State Bar of Texas, Dallas, TX -
January 25, 2019
▪ “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency - The Technology and Reporting Issues –TSCPA
CPE presents the 65th Annual Texas CPA Tax Institute, Addison, TX – November
15, 2018
▪ “Blockchain for Accountants – The Technology and Tax Issues”; “Business
Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” – Oklahoma Society of
CPAs, Oklahoma City, OK –September 19, 2018
▪ “Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency – An Introduction, and the Related Tax
Consequences of Buying, Holding and Selling” – American Institute of
CPAs Tax Forum, Orlando, FL – September 12, 2018
▪ “An Introduction, and the Related Tax Consequences of Buying, Holding
and Selling” – AICPA Tax Forum, Chicago, IL – August 23, 2018

▪ “Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency – The Tax and Regulatory
Issues” – Texas Society of CPAs, Addison, TX –August 13, 2018
▪ “International Tax Law” – Texas State Bar Advanced Tax Seminar, Dallas, TX
– August 9, 2018
▪ “Cryptocurrency Taxation” – Texas State Bar Advanced Tax Seminar,
Dallas, TX – August 9,2018
▪ “International Tax Reform: The Shift Toward a ‘Territorial’ System” –
Fort Worth Society of CPAs, Fort Worth, TX – August 3, 2018
▪ “Tax Reform”; “The New Partnership Tax Audit Rules”; “Tax Reform and
Enforcement Initiatives” – Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Houston, TX
– July 28, 2018
▪ “An Introduction to the New Partnership Audit Rules”; “Blockchain,
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency for Accountants” – North Texas Society of
Enrolled Agents, Dallas, TX – July 14,2018
▪ “Choice of Entity after Tax Reform” – Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, TX –
July 9, 2018
▪ “International Tax Update” – Tax Section, Texas Bar Annual Meeting, San
Antonio, TX – June 22, 2018
▪ “What You Need to Know About Bitcoin” – Bankruptcy Bench/Bar North
Texas District, Dallas, TX – June 8, 2018
▪ “International Tax Enforcement and Offshore Reporting” – 34th Annual
TexFed Institute, San Antonio, TX – June 6, 2018
▪ “Cryptocurrency – Tax Reporting Traps and Enforcement” –34th Annual
TexFed Institute, San Antonio, TX – June 6, 2018
▪ “The Tax Reform Act – Where Are We Now?” – State Bar of Texas, San
Antonio, TX – May 18, 2018
▪ “Creative Partnership/LLC Structuring Techniques After the Tax Reform
Act, Including Consideration of the New 20% Deduction” – State Bar of
Texas, San Antonio, TX – May 18, 2018
▪ “DFW: BLOCKCHAIN - How Will It Shape the Future of My Business?” –
Dallas, TX - May 8, 2018
▪ “Tax Reform: What you Need to Know Now” – Metroplex Practice Group –
Dallas, TX – April 24, 2018
▪ “Federal Tax Reform and IRS Enforcement Initiatives: How They Impact
Your Clients” - Collin County Bar Association/Small Practice Section –
April 23, 2018
▪ “Bitcoin & Blockchain: Legal and Ethical Issues You Need to Know” – State
Bar of Texas – April 17, 2018
▪ “Federal Tax Reform and IRS Enforcement Initiatives: How They Impact
Your Clients” – Collin County Bar Association – March 16, 2018
▪ “Federal Tax Reform and IRS Enforcement Initiatives: How They Impact
Your Clients” – Dallas Practice Group – Dallas, TX – February 15, 2018
▪ “Tax Reform: What you Need to Know Now” - Dallas Bar Association -
Austin, TX – February 13, 2018
▪ “Tax Reform: What You Need to Know Now” - Dallas Society of CPAs –
Dallas, TX - February 13, 2018 (4-hour course)
▪ “Tax Reform: What you Need to Know Now” – Dallas Bar Association -
Austin, TX – February 12,2018

▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on Corporations and Pass-Through Entities” –
Texas Society of CPAs Tax Course - Corpus Christi, TX – February 12,
2018 (4-hour course)
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on Corporations and Pass-Through Entities” – Texas
Society of CPAs Tax Course, San Antonio, TX – February 6, 2018 (4- hour
course)
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on International Business” – Texas Society of CPAs Tax
Course, San Antonio, TX – February 6, 2018 (4-hour course)
▪ “Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Bank Secrecy Act”—Taxation, Regulation, and
Reporting – Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, TX – February 5, 2018
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on Corporations and Pass-Through Entities” –
Texas Society of CPAs Tax Course, Fort Worth, TX – February 2, 2018 (4-
hour course)
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on International Business” – Texas Society of CPAs Tax
Course, Fort Worth, TX – February 2, 2018 (4-hour course)
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on Corporations and Pass-Through Entities” –
Texas Society of CPAs Tax Course, Dallas, TX – February 1, 2018 (4-hour
course)
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on International Business” –Texas Society of CPAs Tax
Course, Dallas, TX – February 1, 2018 (4-hour course)
▪ “Bitcoin and Blockchain Regulatory Issues” – Practice Group Webinar,
Dallas, TX – January 2018
▪ “The New Partnership Tax Audit and Litigation Rules” – American
Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Austin, TX – January 2018
▪ “What you Need to Know Now” – Texas State Bar, Tax Reform: Austin, TX
– January 2018
▪ “Tax Reform’s Impact on Businesses” - Dallas Practice Management,
Frisco, TX – January 2018
▪ “The New Partnership Tax Audit and Litigation Rules” - Austin CPA
Society, Austin, TX – November2017
▪ “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure and Related Procedures Update” – Texas
State Bar International Tax Symposium – Webcast – November 2017
▪ “International Criminal Tax” – Texas State Bar International Tax
Symposium – Dallas, TX – November 2017
▪ “The New Partnership Tax Audit and Litigation Rules” – Midland CPA
Society – Midland, TX – November2017
▪ “Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the Bank Secrecy Act – Taxation, Reporting, and
Regulation” – Metroplex Practice Group –Dallas, TX – October 2017
▪ “Offshore Compliance Options Overview” – Texas State Bar Advanced Tax
Law Course – Houston, TX – August 2017
▪ “IRS Penalties – How to Get Them Abated”- ACPEN – August 2017
▪ “Legal and Ethical Issues with Blockchain” – Texas State Bar –Austin, TX
– June 2017
▪ “The New Partnership Audit Rule” – Texas Society of CPAs, Waco, TX –
May 2017

▪ “The FBAR: Everything You Need to Know” – Convergence, Dallas CPA
Society – Dallas, TX – May 2017
▪ “Leadership and Career Mapping” – Dallas Regional Chamber of
Commerce, Young Professionals – Dallas, TX – March2017
▪ “What Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Tax Law” – Collin
County Bar Association Family Law Section, Plano, TX – February 2017
▪ “An Update on Tax Issues” – North Texas MENSA, Dallas, TX – January
2017
▪ “Issues in International Taxation” – Dallas Practice Management Group,
Dallas, TX – March 2017
▪ “Offshore Tax Enforcement and Voluntary Compliance Programs” – State
Bar of Texas, International Tax Symposium – Houston, TX – November
2016
▪ “Offshore Tax Enforcement and Voluntary Compliance Programs” – State Bar
of Texas, International Tax Symposium, Dallas, TX – November 2016
▪ “Offshore Tax Enforcement and Voluntary Compliance Programs” – State Bar
of Texas, International Tax Symposium, Dallas, TX – November 2016
▪ “Offshore Tax Enforcement Update” – Texas State Bar Advanced Tax Law
Course, Texas Law Center, Austin, TX – October 2016
▪ “Time to Pay the Piper: The New Partnership Audit Rules and the Impact on
Entities of All Sizes” – IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, San Diego, CA –
September 15, 2016
▪ “Time to Pay the Piper: The New Partnership Audit Rules and the Impact
on Entities of All Sizes” – IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, Orlando, Florida –
September 1, 2016
▪ “Understanding the Stages & Strategies in a Criminal Tax Case”– AAA –
CPA, August 30, 2016
▪ “The Bank Secrecy Act & Beyond: Understanding Currency and Monetary
Reporting Requirements” – CPA Academy, August 25, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy, August 7, 2016
▪ “Tax-Related Identity Theft” – Fort Worth Tax Institute, Fort Worth CPA
Society, August 4, 2016
▪ “The Nuts & Bolts of a Criminal Tax Case” – Bloomberg BNA, July 27, 2016
▪ “International Tax” - Metroplex Practice Group, Dallas, TX – July 26, 2016
▪ “Understanding the Stages & Strategies in a Criminal Tax Case” – AICPA, July
19, 2016
▪ “Understanding the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” – CPA
Academy – June 22, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy, June 7, 2016
▪ “Understanding the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” – CPA
Academy – June 6, 2016
▪ “Understanding the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” –
CPA Academy – May 20, 2016

▪ “The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Related Procedures” –
San Angelo CPA Society, San Angelo, TX – May 12, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting for the Small Tax Practitioner” –
AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) – May 10, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy, May 9, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy, May 4, 2016
▪ “The Evolution of a Criminal Tax Case” – American Bar Association
Symposium, Washington, DC – April 1, 2016
▪ “Understanding the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” – CPA
Academy, March 18, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset-Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy Webinar, February 26, 2016
▪ “Bank Secrecy Act & Beyond – Understanding Currency and Monetary
Reporting Requirements” – CPA Academy Webinar, February 12, 2016
▪ “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” – CPE in conjunction with the
2016 TSCPA Mid-Year Board Meeting, January 27, 2016
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – CPA Academy Webinar, December 29, 2015
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – TSCPA CPE Expo, Houston, December 11, 2015
▪ “Bank Secrecy Act & Beyond: Understanding Currency and Monetary
Reporting Requirements” –CPA Academy Webinar, December 28, 2015
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” – TSCPA CPE Expo, San Antonio, December 8, 2015
▪ “The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Related Procedures” –
Dallas Bar Association Tax Section, Dallas, TX - December 7, 2015
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Every Day
Client” – TSCPA CPE Expo, Arlington, TX - December 3, 2015
▪ “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program,” - 2015 International Tax
Symposium sponsored by the International Tax Committee of the Tax
Section of the Texas Bar – November 12 (Dallas) and November 13
(Houston)
▪ 17th Annual MC Taxation Conference, Dallas – November 3, 2015
▪ “Partnership Audits & Litigation (TEFRA)” - Advanced Tax Law Course
sponsored by the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas – October 29, 2015
▪ “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: An Update” - The Knowledge
Group Live Webcast –October 28, 2015
▪ “The Bank Secrecy Act & Beyond” - CPE Think Tank – August 26,2015
▪ “International Tax and Asset Reporting Compliance for the Everyday
Client” - CPA Academy – August 25, 2015
▪ “The Bank Secrecy Act & Beyond: Understanding Currency and Monetary
Reporting Requirements” - CPA Academy – August 13, 2015
▪ “Understanding the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and

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