Jim Liang, JD, CPA

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Phone: 410-701-9074
Fax: 443-269-0283

Maryland attorney Jim Liang, J.D., CPA, LL.M., is the founder and managing attorney of the Law Office of Jim Liang, LLC, based in Towson, Maryland, just north of Baltimore. In addition to practicing law since 2006, Jim has over 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland, completing state and federal taxes for individuals, families, and businesses.

Jim represents individuals, families, and businesses at every step of state and federal tax litigation, including audits, collections, and disputes with the IRS and Comptroller of Maryland. He has handled many tax litigation cases and has kept many cases from needing litigation by reaching agreements that save his clients thousands of dollars in additional court costs and legal fees. He also practices bankruptcy law, and is particularly qualified to review clients’ overall tax and debt situation to recommend their best path to financial recovery.

Throughout his career, Jim has continually educated himself in order to serve his clients better. Beginning as a Certified Public Accountant, he later earned his law degree with honors. Although a law degree is sufficient to practice tax law, he went on to earn his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Taxation. Later, to further serve his clients’ financial needs, he pursued training in bankruptcy law. Jim is one of the few attorneys in Maryland who have an LL.M. in Taxation. He is also one of only a few tax practitioners who are dual qualified as both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant.

When not practicing law, Jim is active in his community in Lutherville Timonium, where he has been a longtime resident. His volunteer work has included providing local legal support through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (pro bono bankruptcy assistance) as well as through the Maryland Defense Force (for the Maryland Military Department and Maryland National Guard members and their families). He has also served as an instructor for the Fort Meade Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which provides free income tax preparation to military members and their families.

Practice Areas

Admissions to Practice

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • University of Baltimore, LL.M., Taxation (2007)
  • University of Baltimore, J.D., cum laude (2006)
  • University of Maryland University College, B.S., Accounting (1998)
  • Washington University, B.A. (1994)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    Taxation Law Section (Tax Council, 2010-2016)
    Consumer Bankruptcy Section
    Solo and Small Firm Practice Section (Section Council, 2019-2021)
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Volunteer, Maryland Defense Force (2011-2016)
  • Instructor, Military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Fort George G. Meade, Fort Meade, Maryland (2012-2017)
  • Volunteer, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland
    Board Member (2012-2016)
    Board President (2014-2015)
    Board Treasurer (2012-2013)

Awards and Honors

  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2016-2018) - Tax
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2015) - Tax
  • APABA-DC Lawyers of Color: Inaugural Hot List Honoree (2013)

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