Paul D.
Of Counsel


Tax attorney Paul Jacokes represents domestic and multinational companies in federal income tax planning and controversy matters—with a heavy emphasis on financing transactions and complex financial instruments. A member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, Paul advises clients on tax issues related to hedging financial and other types of business risks through derivatives, in both a domestic and international context. Paul also has extensive experience with tax issues pertaining to securities and commodities dealers and traders, hedge funds and insurance companies. He recently advised a client on several innovative transactions involving securitization of insurance risks.

Paul served as legislation counsel to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and, for several years, as in-house tax counsel advising a large financial institution’s corporate finance department. He also taught a graduate course on the taxation of corporate mergers and acquisitions as adjunct faculty of Georgetown University Law School.

Professional Activities

Member, Taxation and Financial Transactions Committee, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., with highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Phi Beta Kappa, Jackson Distinguished Scholar

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