James M. Susa - Jim, is a native of Tucson and practices entirely in the state and local tax area. Jim has been involved in over 300 administrative and judicial proceedings involving state and local tax over the last 15 years.
Jim graduated cum laude from both the University of Arizona College of Business and Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Florida, specializing in tax law. Jim is recognized as a certified tax specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and is also licensed to proactive law in Nevada. Jim is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Tax Section Executive Council. Prior to joining his current firm, Jim served as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Revenue. Finally, Jim is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and has been active in the Arizona Society of CPAs, serving on the tax and legislative committee and the Board of Directors. He is Chairman of the law committee of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy and also serves on the Arizona State Board of Tax Appeals.
Jim has represented numerous clients in Arizona and Nevada in tax matters. Jim’s unusual background of government attorney, private attorney and administrative tax judge provides a unique perspective that Jim brings to the table in all client matters. Given this background, Jim is a frequent lecturer for the bar, private continuing education providers, the Arizona Department of Revenue and the Arizona Society of CPAs.