Jim Hunt, Attorney

Jim Hunt

Jim has spent his legal career advising individuals, non-profit organizations, closely-held businesses, and Fortune 100 companies on tax law, including U.S. federal tax and Washington state tax controversies. Jim’s extensive experience in complex tax law has made him a valuable resource for our legal team and our clients.

In addition to his general tax expertise, Jim currently represents a wide variety of clients in the cannabis industry, including ancillary businesses. His nuanced knowledge of the unique federal and state taxation challenges faced by this industry, makes him a formidable legal partner to Washington cannabis businesses. Jim also is our go-to person for tax issues faced by foreign companies that do business in the United States.

Jim is a frequent blogger and speaker on local, state, and federal tax issues, especially those related to the ever-changing cannabis industry and the regulations governing it. He is a former chair of the CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Committee of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and he recently served two terms (2014-2016) as Chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the WSBA

An avid lover of all things musical, Jim plays the baritone saxophone with various Seattle jazz groups. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family.

More About Jim

Professional Experience

Managing Member, The Law Office of James G. Hunt PLLC (2014–Present)

Senior Manager, State Tax Controversies, Amazon (2011–2014)

Director of Tax Controversy, Gap Inc (2011)

Director of State Tax and Tax Controversy Services, RSM McGladrey (2009–2011)

Director of Tax Controversy, Washington Mutual/Chase (2006-2009)


Former Chair, State and Local Tax Committee of the Washington State Bar Association ((2014-2016)

Former Chair, CLE Tax Committee of the Washington State Bar Association (2016-2017) Admitted to Practice in U.S. Tax Court

Active Member, Cannabis Alliance


  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Northern Illinois University (B.S., Finance, 1983)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Illinois