University of Virginia, J.D., 1998
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1994


Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, Denver, Colorado

Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, Colorado
Associate, Olson Lemons, LLC, Denver, Colorado 
Associate, Holland & Hart, Denver, Colorado

Senior Tax Consultant, Ernst &  Young

Summer Associate, Weil Gotshal & Manges

Published Treatises

Tax Advisors Planning System, Title 5: Partnership Formation (Thomson Reuters, April 2010).

Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners, McKee, Nelson, Whitmire, Huffman & Whitmire (4th Ed. 2007).


Partnership taxation, renewable energy taxation and incentives, structuring tax advantaged transactions.

james whitmire

James Whitmire is the founding member of The Whitmire Group, LLC, a law firm dedicated to minimizing its clients' federal income tax burdens. James is a co-author of the 4th Edition of the leading treatise on partnership taxation: “Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners,” as well as the author of the Partnership Formation volume of Thomson Reuters’ Tax Advisors Planning System and a contributing author of Bittker & Eustice's seminal "Federal Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders" treatise.

In addition to specializing in all aspects of the taxation of partners and partnerships, James has represented clients on a wide variety of federal income tax matters including mergers and acquisitions, tax shelter promoter audits, and golden parachute issues. James has advised clients with respect to the federal income tax consequences of investments in alternative energy sources on matters ranging from structuring of investment to monetization of federal tax credits.​

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