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Javier Salinas

Adjunct Professor


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.


  • 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


  • 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

Prior 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.