Jason M. Massie is a licensed attorney and CPA, and primarily practices in the areas
of federal and state taxation. In his years of practice, Mr. Massie has advised companies from the Fortune 500 to middle-market
on all aspects of business and tax law, including federal and state tax minimization strategies, transaction due diligence
and structuring, indirect tax planning and controversy (payroll, sales, property and unclaimed property), tax compliance,
FIN 48, tax shelter reporting and opinion work.
Mr. Massie advises clients of ways to improve cash flow, increase return on investment, or create permanent savings
through tax planning. He has worked with public and private companies in the energy, pharmaceutical, chemicals, general manufacturing,
transportation, hotels, hospitality, gaming, retail and services industries in developing customized tax strategies that are
designed to complement business operations and existing management objectives.
Mr. Massie, who is also a CPA, draws on his experience in the big four accounting firms to provide clients with both
quantitative and qualitative analysis. In addition, he has maintained his relationships with certain specialty practices in
the big four accounting firms and other boutique firms and utilizies their services when needed in order to provide tax advice
to his clients.
Recently, Mr. Massie has advised companies on tax pitfalls (structure, financing, effective rate, cash flow, credits)
and opportunities (incentives, abatements, tax-exempt financing, lower cost jurisdictions, rate planning) related to corporate
expansion in both the US and abroad, new equipment purchases and general capital spending. He has also obtained formal project
management training and has taught several courses on technical and project managment matters. This background has assisted
him in leading a number of strategic tax initiatives for clients including studies dealing with FIN 48, research and development
tax credits, embedded costs, transaction costs, fixed assets, meal and entertainment expenses, customer revenue deferral and
other deduction acceleration solutions. He has also represented clients in federal and state controversy matters dealing with
sales taxes, and unclaimed property, as well as a number of other tax accounting issues.
Prior to forming Lewis &
Massie, PLLC (the predecessor firm to the Massie Law Firm PLLC) in 2004, Mr. Massie was a tax partner in the Am Law 100 firm
Duane Morris. Mr. Massie also held various positions with Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., Memphis,
and Atlanta from 1989 through 2001. Mr. Massie also owned his own tax consulting firm in Memphis before he was an associate
at the law firm of Krivcher Magids PLC, a general corporate law practice in Memphis.
Mr. Massie is a frequent speaker at TEI
events around the country, and is a featured speaker at the annual BNA/Bloomberg R&D Symposium in Washington, D.C. Mr.
Massie is a graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and a cum laude graduate of Christian
Brothers University (B.S. in Accounting).