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James W.C. Canup

Attorney at Hirschler Fleischer
Richmond, Virginia
James W.C. Canup is partner and chair of the tax department in the Richmond office of Hirschler Fleischer. His practice focuses on financial instruments and products, including qualified tuition programs; real estate investment trusts; asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations; and corporate tax matters. James has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with numerous REIT offerings and various debt offerings, including trust preferred and contingent convertible debt offerings. He is formerly a senior attorney-advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions and Products) of the Internal Revenue Service where his duties included addressing the taxation of REITs.

About Me

What is the focus of your practice?
The primary focus of my practice is on the taxation of LLCs and partnerships, corporate transactions, real estate and REITs, tax-exempt organizations, and qualified tuition programs (529 plans).

I also advises issuers of municipal fund securities and counsels clients on transactional tax matters. In addition, I work on IPOs, secondary stock offerings and debt offerings.
What honors or awards have you received?
I was named among “Virginia Legal Elite,” Tax, Virginia Business, in 2009, 2011-2014. I am also regularly quoted on tax issues in well-known business journals such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Investment News.

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Associations

Association Position
Virginia State Bar Member
Richmond Private Business Study Group Member
National Association of State Treasurers/College Savings Plan Network Member

Education

School Degree Graduation Year
Washington & Lee University School of Law J.D.

Contact Information

Hirschler Fleischer

PO Box 500
2100 E Cary St

Richmond, VA 23218