“We hired Jason for a multitude of reasons but our foremost reason is that he was methodical with his research and immensely calm and fierce while litigating our case. Our primary goal was to win and Jason was astute and ingenious with his knowledge of legal procedure and connected it with the facts of our case which resulted in our win in the courtroom. Besides his brilliant mind; he is uniquely warm and sincere and I believe had genuine concern for us and passionately fought for us in the courtroom. We hope to never need a lawyer again; but if we do , we will hire Jason again.” K.J.
“Jason was fantastic on our case! Very communicative, clear with recommendations and guidance throughout the case. We won and he is the reason why. I cannot recommend him highly enough for anything you have going on legally. He is dedicated, hard-working and sharp! He’s the best choice!” E.R.
“Jason successfully argued our tax case and the IRS conceded! With his accounting background and experience as a tax attorney, Jason Freeman is a rock star. Highly recommend!” M.J.
“Jason checked all the obvious boxes desired in legal counsel – thorough, determined, knowledgeable, practical and able to communicate. But he also checked the more extraordinary boxes of being kind, fair, ethical and selfless. To put it more simply, he has both a brain and a heart.”
“I challenged the IRS regarding hundreds of thousands of taxes they claimed I owed. Jason took my case and successfully proved I owed nothing. He is so knowledgeable about the tax laws and has an easy to work with personality. I have and will highly recommend him to anyone seeking help with tax situations.” R. B.
“We are very impressed with the way Jason handled our situations for our business. He thoroughly listened, and analyzed the facts, and strategically came up with a very smart plan to put our case to rest. Jason has a very calming character, which meant a lot to us in upsetting times. I would not only like to call him our lawyer, but also, I feel he is a friend. You don’t have to do much research to see that Jason is highly ranked and a well respected lawyer. We highly recommend Jason Freeman!”
Mr. Freeman is the founding member of Freeman Law, PLLC. He is a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA, author, law professor, and trial attorney.
Mr. Freeman has been named by Chambers & Partners as among the leading tax and litigation attorneys in the United States and to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America list. He is a former recipient of the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in America award. Mr. Freeman was named the “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation Attorney of the Year” for the State of Texas for 2019 and 2020 by AI.
Mr. Freeman has been recognized multiple times by D Magazine , a D Magazine Partner service, as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, and as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. He has previously been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorney in Texas.
Mr. Freeman currently serves as the chairman of the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA). He is a former chairman of the Dallas Society of CPAs (TXCPA-Dallas). Mr. Freeman also served multiple terms as the President of the North Texas chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. He has been previously recognized as the Young CPA of the Year in the State of Texas (an award given to only one CPA in the state of Texas under 40).
Mr. Freeman serves on the law school faculty at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, where he has taught a course in the law of federal income taxation for nearly a decade, and he is a frequent public speaker across the country, presenting and educating on various legal topics.
He is also a Forbes contributor for tax and white-collar legal matters.
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 and Blockchain matters.
Mr. Freeman serves as trial counsel in complex business and commercial disputes, trying cases to juries and to the bench. He is experienced in civil cases involving an array of disputes, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, civil RICO, executor and trustee litigation, complex probate litigation, negligence, trade secrets, partnership disputes, breach of contract, and other matters.
Mr. Freeman frequently serves as an expert witness. He also represents professionals—including attorneys and CPAs—before regulatory boards and in disciplinary hearings.
Leveraging his CPA background, Mr. Freeman often represents clients in complex financial and regulatory matters that involve sophisticated forensic accounting analyses. He has handled hundreds of IRS audits and other investigations and has represented clients facing a broad array of tax and white-collar or financial-related charges, including tax evasion, bank fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, securities fraud, computer intrusion and Medicare fraud, as well as clients in disputes with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). He also represents clients in asset forfeiture cases.
Mr. Freeman’s litigation experience includes serving as trial counsel in a criminal tax evasion and conspiracy jury trial in the Federal District Court for the United States Virgin Islands. In addition, Mr. Freeman represents clients in appellate matters, serving as lead appellate counsel, presenting oral argument in a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Served as lead counsel and obtained multi-million-dollar recovery for multiple clients in lawsuits against multinational Fortune 50 company.
Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars as lead counsel in suit against United States/IRS and Department of Justice for wrongful collection activities and seizure of assets.
Represented client in criminal tax referral involving allegations of income tax evasion; “killed case,” obtaining declination to prosecute client from United States Attorneys Office.
Represented client in criminal tax investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation Division involving allegations of income tax evasion; “killed investigation,” obtaining agreement from IRS CID not to seek prosecution against client.
Represented client under federal investigation for laundering and facilitating cryptocurrency exchanges following government seizure of cash. “Killed case,” and obtained government declination to pursue criminal charges, as well as obtained return of all seized funds.
Represented client in state criminal tax investigation and obtained dismissal of charges.
Won lawsuit involving shareholder dispute and claims of embezzlement involving seven-figure damages.
Represented company and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of client from former embezzlement.
Represented client in federal criminal investigation related to alleged healthcare fraud and false statements, and obtained non-prosecution.
Represented clients in litigation with Department of Justice regarding Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) monetary penalty; obtained removal of judgment against individual client and 97% reduction of penalty for remaining clients.
Drafted Private Letter Ruling to obtain IRS consent to tax treatment.
Represented client in Tax Court litigation, challenging IRS proposed assessment denying United States Virgin Islands (USVI) bona fide resident status and tax benefits; obtained concession from IRS and full tax benefits.
Lead criminal defense counsel for client indicted for allegedly hacking Microsoft and EA Sports company servers and illegally obtaining more than $20 million of virtual currency laundered through Russian and Chinese secondary markets. Obtained resolution of no prison time for client.
Represented client in multiple, parallel federal proceedings, including federal criminal proceedings and indictment for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering; SEC securities fraud proceedings; and federal civil action for alleged $200 million fraud. Obtained dismissal from federal suit alleging $200 million damages and release of client from prison.
Represented client in IRS “wealth squad” (Global High Wealth Industry Group) audit involving Puerto Rico Act 20/22 benefits; obtained “no-change” audit.
Represented client in challenging IRS assessment denying Puerto Rico Act 20/22 benefits; obtained reversal and removal of full assessment.
Represented clients in proceedings to quash international tax Formal Document Requests, seeking documentation regarding foreign accounts.
Represented client in federal criminal charges involving alleged mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and false statements related to Federal Election Code and political action committees.
Represented client in grand jury investigation with respect to allegations of perjury, obstruction of justice, and financial kickback scheme, obtaining United States Attorneys Office's agreement not to prosecute.
Represented client accused of bank fraud involving in excess of $50 million.
Represented client as criminal counsel in federal criminal case in United States Virgin Islands involving allegations of criminal tax evasion and conspiracy.
Served as lead appellate counsel in federal court of appeals (Third Circuit Court of Appeals, St. Croix, USVI), providing oral argument in federal tax case.
Obtained complete removal of substantial Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Employer mandate penalties.
Represented company as lead counsel in Texas state franchise tax dispute involving assessments of more than $1.5 million and assertion of Texas sourcing based on location of computer servers and electronic storage. Obtained complete removal of franchise tax assessment.
Following appointment as counsel, initiated investigation and obtained release of client from prison after uncovering wrongful investigative actions and entrapment.
Represented client in Special Enforcement Program (“SEP”) audit/investigation involving millions of dollars of alleged unreported income and several million dollars of unpaid tax and assessments; obtained deal to avoid criminal referral and avoidance of fraud penalties.
Represented client in IRS offshore voluntary disclosure, guiding client through an “opt out” and reducing penalties by hundreds of thousands of dollars through penalty defense.
Represented client against criminal tax evasion charges involving allegations of the evasion of tax in excess of $1.5 million. Obtained result of no prison time.
Obtained penalty abatement and removal of IRS penalties in excess of $14 million.
Represented client in Tax Court, obtaining complete removal of more than $300,000 in tax assessments.
Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $500,000.
Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $600,000.
Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $1,000,000.
Served as appellate counsel in Fifth Court of Appeals in case involving allegations of fraud among business owners. Obtained appellate victory.
Represented clients in international corporate reorganization, involving liquidation of foreign subsidiary and FIRPTA planning.
Represented client involving restructuring of international fund and corporate structure, as well as corporate dissolution.
Represent client in IRS offer in compromise involving offer to compromise tax debt of more than $15 million for less than $100,000.
Represented client in obtaining IRS offer in compromise, settling tax debt of more than $1 million dollars for less than $150,000.
Represent client in IRS voluntary disclosure involving multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency holdings.
Represented client in international corporate structuring and blockchain-based cryptocurrency token development.
Represented client against IRS assessment of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. Obtained complete removal of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty.
Represented client with significant cryptocurrency transactions, reducing reported taxable transactions from cryptocurrency events by more than $1 million.
Advised client regarding corporate transaction involving complex partnership tax reporting and liquidation.
Tax planning and opinion regarding capital gains treatment in complex transaction, resulting in tax savings.
Advised Hong Kong entity regarding reorganization and federal tax compliance obligations and planning.
Served as counsel and advised client regarding multi-million-dollar international asset purchase agreement.
Served as counsel and advised client regarding multi-national corporate manufacturing and business structure, including guiding client with respect to international tax compliance.
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