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James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM (TAX)

Mr. Sutton is a partner in the law firm, Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, PA. He concentrates in the area of Florida tax matters, with an almost exclusive focus on Florida Sales and Use Tax Controversy. He joined the firm in 2011 and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1994 and a licensed member of the Florida Bar since 1998. Mr. Sutton has 8 years of experience working in State and Local Tax ("SALT") at a "Big 5" CPA firm and a tax consulting firm handling a wide variety of state tax planning and consulting work for Fortune 1,000 companies. Since 2001, Mr. Sutton has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law teaching State and Local Tax, Accounting for Lawyers, and Federal Income Tax I and also at Boston University College of Law's LLM of Taxation program teaching Sales and Use Tax. Mr. Sutton ventured into the realm of construction as part owner, CFO, and in-house counsel for two construction companies, one residential and one commercial, giving him the opportunity to experience the "big picture" with all aspects of business and an improved ability to see things from a business owner's perspective. Mr. Sutton now dedicates his time defending companies and individuals against the aggressive tactics of the Florida Department of Revenue.