Biography

Javier has over 16 years of distinguished international tax experience. He serves global clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, e-commerce, fintech and digital assets, financial services, life sciences, and traditional manufacturing and distribution.

His curriculum has a technical focus on the substantive rules and application of U.S. international tax statutes and regulations. He enjoys travel, food, and wine, and when time allows, cooking.

Education
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2002 Master of Laws in Taxation
University of Houston Law Center and College of Business Administration, Houston, Texas, August 1999 Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration, Concentration in Finance
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, December 1994 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Experience
Lead international tax specialist for Grant Thornton’s New England region
Member of Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department
Senior advisor to the general counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department
Attorney-advisor at the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International)
Attorney-advisor at the U.S. Tax Court to the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez.
Expertise
Complex cross-border planning and structuring of multinational operations considering BEPS and the TCJA
Cross-border structuring for companies in the digital asset industry
Cross-border supply chain planning, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and joint venture structuring
Transfer pricing planning and compliance
Application of global tax treaty provisions and determination of tax treaty benefits