James R. Brown Esq.

Ropes & Gray
Brown, James R.

James R. Brown is a partner in the tax department, focusing on the tax aspects of complex investment fund transactions. He regularly advises sponsors of investment funds on tax structuring and operational issues relating to these funds, including the taxation of registered and unregistered investment funds (e.g., private equity funds, debt funds, hedge funds, commodities funds and regulated investment companies or mutual funds). He also advises on acquisitions, mergers, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other types of transactions involving funds, their portfolio investments and their sponsors.

He received his B.A. from the University of Texas and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Mr. Brown is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 327, Hedge Funds: Structure, Taxation and Regulation.