James P. Lane
James P. Lane

Member

Phone: 303.299.8326

Fax: 303.298.0940

jlane@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Gloria Meyerle
303.299.8331

Areas of Emphasis

Public Finance

Tax

Education

  • LL.M., Boston University, 1986
  • Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law, 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1982

Jim Lane is a Member in the firm’s Public Finance Department, and has served as the Chair of the Department since 2012. Jim’s practice focuses exclusively on state and federal tax issues related to the issuance of tax-exempt debt. He has represented virtually every type of issuer of tax-exempt debt in New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho and other states. He has over 28 years of experience dealing exclusively with the federal tax issues associated with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Jim has worked as the primary tax counsel in New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho on a multiplicity of unique transactions, including an extremely unique public practice partnership transaction that was awarded the Bond Buyers’ Financing of the Year for the Southwest Region [2010]. Jim is also a frequent presenter at national conferences dealing with tax-exempt bonds.

Representative Matters
  • Represents issuers of tax-exempt bonds at the time of issuance, and also representing states and local governments in connection with bond audits by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Primary tax counsel in New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho on a multiplicity of unique transactions, including the first prepaid natural gas financing in Colorado, the Invesco Field financing (now Sports Authority Field), and the Eagle PIII financing for the Colorado Rapid Transit District.

 

Professional Activities
  • Admitted Minnesota, 1985; Colorado, 1995
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers