James E. Croker Jr. Esq.

 Jim Croker is a partner with Alston & Bird LLP in the firm's Federal and International Tax Groups. He advises U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, real estate investment trusts, investment banks, financial institutions, pension funds, investment funds and individuals with respect to structuring domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, REIT IPOs and secondary offerings, fund formations, alternative energy projects, outsourcing transactions, real estate investments, tax treaty issues and transfer pricing.