Holland & Knight LLP

James M Ervin

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Taxation, Tax Controversy and Litigation, Corporate Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Transactions and Regulatory, Insurance Disputes - Insurers, Insurance Disputes - Policyholders, Gasoline Service Stations


James M. Ervin Jr. has a multi-forum state tax practice that covers the legislative, administrative and judicial areas. In the legislative arena, Mr. Ervin drafts bills and laws on tax issues; monitors, reviews and analyzes legislation; and lobbies for specific issues. Administrative issues of tax law involve audits, formal and informal assessment challenges, rulemaking activities and ruling requests. Mr. Ervin handles assessment negotiations with auditors and the preparing, filing and resolving of protests against assessments. Mr. Ervin assists clients in tax inquiries to facilitate tax planning on behalf of his clients and to resolve any questions concerning potential tax liability. His practice in this area involves a wide array of state taxes, particularly sales tax, corporate income tax, communication services tax, insurance premium tax, documentary stamp and intangibles taxes, pollutants taxes and severance tax.