Jones Day welcomes tax partner Charles Hodges to Atlanta

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 15:36

Washington, DC – The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of Charles (Chuck) Hodges II to the Tax Practice in the Firm's Atlanta Office. 

A tax litigator for nearly 20 years, Mr. Hodges focuses his practice on civil and criminal federal tax cases and complex tax planning, with a particular attention to the taxation of intellectual property. He has litigated or advised on more than 125 cases concerning all areas of tax law against the Internal Revenue Service and state revenue agencies.  

"Chuck has a wide-ranging and compelling record as a tax litigator," said Edward T. Kennedy, Co-Leader of Jones Day's Tax Practice. "He has represented clients against the IRS in U.S. Tax Court cases relating to the value of intellectual property, the deductibility or capitalization of expenses, employee retirement plan issues, the implications of tax-deferred mergers, and complicated estate matters. His experience will benefit Jones Day clients not just in Atlanta, but throughout the world."  

Mr. Hodges has represented a broad range of taxpayers including Fortune500 companies, large privately-held companies, high-net worth individuals and their family offices, estates, and tax-exempt organizations. In tax disputes, Mr. Hodges' experience allows him to both manage administrative proceedings and effectively litigate in the courtroom. He also has extensive experience working with tax issues resulting from the importation of products to the U.S., and has represented clients against the U.S. Customs & Border Protection and other government agencies during disputes related to import activities.  

"Chuck is an exceptional addition to our Tax Practice with substantial trial experience in complex matters," said Richard H. Deane Jr., Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Atlanta Office. "In particular, his experience with intellectual property tax issues makes him a valuable addition to our team. We are very happy he is joining the Firm."  

Mr. Hodges has represented taxpayers in many different federal courts, including, among others, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.  
Since 2005, Mr. Hodges has been listed as a "Leader in the Field" for Taxation by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He has authored numerous articles on tax matters and is a regular speaker on tax issues at industry conferences and seminars.