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GE Attorney John Fletcher Joins Jones Walker's Tax Practice in Jackson

    GE Attorney John Fletcher Joins Jones Walker's Tax Practice in Jackson

PR Newswire

NEW ORLEANS, May 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --John F. Fletcher, a tax attorney at
General Electric, has joined Jones Walker LLP as a partner in the Tax and
Estates Practice Group and as a member of the firm's State and Local Tax
("SALT") team.

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With more than 20 years' experience in the legal, corporate, and accounting
arenas, John's practice focuses on state tax controversies and incentives,
which encompass multi-state income, franchise, sales, use, and local ad
valorem taxes. He will work primarily on multi-state SALT matters involving
legislative and administrative issues, planning, and dispute resolution.

John, who will be resident in the firm's Jackson office, also will work with
other practice groups and teams on economic development and business incentive
projects.

John comes to the firm from General Electric, where he was State Tax Counsel
and oversaw many of GE's state income and franchise tax audits and appeals
across the country. These appeals covered a wide range of complex statutory
and constitutional issues applicable to large multi-state and multi-national
companies, and have encompassed GE's traditional industrial manufacturing
operations, as well as the financial and media/entertainment industries
related to the GE Capital and NBC/Universal businesses. He often assisted GE's
State and Local Tax planning group with major acquisitions and dispositions,
and provided legal support to its property tax team in appeals and litigation
matters.

"John is a strong and valuable addition to our SALT team, which already is one
of the deepest in the Southeast," said William M. Backstrom, Jr., Jones
Walker's Tax and Estates Practice Group Leader. "John's extensive industry
experience and legal reputation, will be a tremendous asset to our clients,
whether they be multi-national corporate conglomerates, regional and local
businesses, or individuals."

The Jones Walker SALT team provides state and local tax advice on business and
transactional planning and structuring; tax policy and legislative advice;
dispute resolution, both administrative and judicial; and business and tax
incentives. SALT team attorneys regularly advise clients in many state and
local taxing jurisdictions on matters involving income, franchise, net worth,
gross receipts, sales/use, business and occupational license, severance, ad
valorem property, and other miscellaneous taxes.

Earlier in his career, John was a member of KPMG's State and Local Tax
practice in New York City while pursuing an LL.M. in Taxation at New York
University. John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
from Delta State University, where he currently serves on the Alumni
Association Board of Directors, and his juris doctor degree at The University
of Mississippi School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant
(inactive) in Tennessee, a member of the American Bar Association's State and
Local Tax Subcommittee, and a member of the Council on State Taxation
("COST").

About Jones Walker

Jones Walker LLP (www.joneswalker.com), with more than 375 attorneys, provides
a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international
corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, California, the
District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and
Texas.

Contact: Kim A. Perret, Chief Marketing Officer
504.582.8438
kperret@joneswalker.com

SOURCE Jones Walker

Website: http://www.joneswalker.com
 
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