James K. Hasson, Jr.: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

James K. Hasson, Jr.


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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8083
University Duke University, B.A.
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D. Comment and Project Editor, Duke Law Journal, Order of the Coif
Admitted1971, Georgia and District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
Former Chair, Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Former Division Coordinator, Tax Section of the Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division of the IRS, American Bar Association
Former Chair and Continuing Member, Board of Trustees, Reinhardt University
Former Chair and Continuing Member, Board of Directors, Foxfire Fund
Former Chair, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission
Graduate, Leadership Atlanta
Elder and Trustee, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Chairman, Board of Directors, House-Hasson Hardware Company
Director, A.D. Henderson Foundation
Director, Gary and Mary West Health Institute
Director, Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center

BornKnoxville, Tennessee, March 3, 1946

Federal tax law is a major regulatory mechanism for hospitals, universities, foundations, medical research institutes, trade associations and other tax-exempt organizations and the individuals and businesses that support them. Jim Hasson advises clients and defends them in matters addressed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other governmental agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state attorneys general.

Jim guides clients in designing the optimal structure for a new or reorganized organization, planning for the organization's financial support and programmatic operations, and negotiating contracts, licenses and financing arrangements for their projects. With more than four decades of experience, Jim has deep knowledge of the legislative process and he works to craft legislative or regulatory provisions for the benefit of tax-exempt organizations. Jim also counsels clients in the operation and financing of closely-held businesses, especially those owned by supporters of charitable organizations, and in the estate planning alternatives for philanthropists.

A recognized authority in tax and non-profit law, Jim frequently speaks at conferences around the country and has published numerous articles. From 1987 to 1990, he served as a member of the Exempt Organization Advisory Group to the Commissioner of the IRS, and he served nearly 20 years as an adjunct professor of law in the graduate tax program at Emory University School of Law.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents a private university with various legal issues.
Sutherland reorganizes large university-affiliated health system.
Sutherland founded and represents a national nonprofit scientific research funding organization promoting commercial utilization of emerging technologies.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2003-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of nonprofit/charities law (1987-2015), tax law (1987-2015) and litigation and controversy - tax (2013-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2015)


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James K. Hasson, Jr.

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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