James Lynch, M.B.A., J.D., is licensed in the following jurisdictions:
United States Tax Court
United States Court of International Trade (U.S. Customs Court)
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court
for the above districts
The experience you can trust
Whether you have issues with income taxes, payroll taxes, or sales tax, let us help you navigate the laws and regulations of taxation issues. We can work with the IRS and state taxing authorities such as the Texas State Comptroller, Texas Workforce Commission, California Franchise Tax Board, and California Board of Equalization in order to assist you in finding a solution to your tax issues. If you have fallen behind on your taxes, we may be able to help you enter into a debt resolution program such as an offer in compromise, installment agreement, or abatement. If you have unfiled tax returns, we can assist you in preparing these returns and filing them for you. We can also represent you during an audit process.
We provide a comprehensive array of services ranging from the formation of the organization to assisting clients with continuing legal needs in the day-to-day operation of the business. We can offer you assistance in the purchase or sale of the business. We will help you determine the optimal type of business entity (sole proprietorship, partnership, C-corporation, S-corporation, or limited liability company) for your particular business objectives. In addition, we can draft the documents needed to start up your entity (such as bylaws, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements) as well as any other documents you may need to facilitate your daily business transactions. If you are an out-of-state business, we can be your Texas registered agent for service of process, and we can advise you on what you may have been served with. If you are planning to start a non-profit corporation, we can guide you through the process and ensure you comply with IRS regulations.
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
We can assist you with preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and related documents. If you want to ensure that your assets are distributed upon death in accordance with your wishes, estate planning is one of the most important steps you can take. If you do not have a will or trust, state laws will determine how your assets are to be distributed, and this could run counter to your wishes. Irrespective of the size of your estate, it’s always wise to plan ahead. Further, if you have minor children, you should also designate guardians in the event of an emergency.
The bankruptcy code provides important protections to individuals and businesses, enabling you to make a “fresh start.” Sometimes, no matter how hard one tries to recover from a burden of debt, this may be difficult or impossible to accomplish when faced with high interest rates on credit cards or sudden medical bills. Whether you would like our assistance negotiating better terms with creditors or you decide to file for bankruptcy, we can help you navigate the process and determine what best suits your financial situation.
Immigration requirements can be complicated and difficult to navigate. We can help guide you through the process and assist you in preparing the appropriate applications and petitions. We provide assistance with a wide array of areas within immigration law, including visa applications, green card petitions, citizenship and naturalization process, immigration matters relating to family or employment, and much more.
Real Estate Law
We have experience assisting clients with the purchase, sale, and lease of real estate. Are you considering buying or selling residential or commercial property? Are you considering renting property or entering into an oil & gas lease? Before you sign your contract, let us review it for you. We will carefully evaluate the agreement and let you know of the implications so that you can ensure the transaction matches your needs and avoid unwanted legal issues. If you want to transfer property, we can draft the appropriate deeds and record the deeds in the appropriate government office. We also assist clients in structuring tax deferred (section 1031) exchanges.
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Contracts and Agreements
We can assist you with contracts, leases, and other types of agreements. Whether you need a contract for a business transaction (such as purchase/sale agreements, employment agreements, or promissory notes) or for a personal matter (such as an agreement to classify property as community property or separate property), we can assist you in drafting an enforceable, comprehensive agreement to protect your interests. We can also review your current contract and advise you about the terms of the contract and to what extent you are bound by the terms. Further, we can help you enforce your contract if the other party is not living up to their contractual obligations. To avoid uncertainty, it's always best to get important agreements in writing in order to avoid problems down the road.
Austin (Round Rock) office
3000 Joe Dimaggio Blvd #90,
Round Rock, TX 78665
227 N Loop 1604 E, Suite 150
San Antonio, TX 78232