Jason B. Freeman

Jason B. Freeman


Mr. Freeman is the founding and managing member of Freeman Law, PLLC. He is a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA, author, law professor, and trial attorney. Mr. Freeman has been recognized multiple times by D Magazine, a D Magazine Partner service, as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, and as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service. He was recently honored by the American Bar Association, receiving its “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” in America award, and recognized as a Top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorney in Texas. He was also named the “Leading Tax Controversy Litigation Attorney of the Year” for the State of Texas” by AI.

He serves on the law school faculty at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, where he teaches a course in the law of federal income taxation, and he is a frequent public speaker across the country, presenting and educating on various legal topics. He is the President of the North Texas chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the TXCPA-Dallas, a former executive board member of the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA), and former Young CPA of the Year in the State of Texas (an award given to only one CPA in the state of Texas under 40). Mr. Freeman is currently a council member for the Tax Section of the Texas State Bar and the current 2021 chairman-elect to the Texas Society of CPAs. 

Mr. Freeman represents clients in litigation and disputes, with a particular focus on federal and state tax controversies, as well as white-collar and financial disputes, both civil and criminal. He handles IRS audits and other investigations and represents clients facing tax and white-collar or financial-related charges. He also advises and assists clients with tax and regulatory compliance, including domestic and international tax planning and regulatory reporting requirements, as well as cryptocurrency and Blockchain matters.

Leveraging his CPA background, Mr. Freeman often represents clients in complex financial and regulatory matters that involve sophisticated forensic accounting analyses. He has handled hundreds of IRS audits and other investigations and has represented clients facing a broad array of tax and white-collar or financial-related charges, including tax evasion, bank fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, securities fraud, computer intrusion and Medicare fraud, as well as clients in disputes with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). He also represents clients in asset forfeiture cases.

Mr. Freeman’s litigation experience includes serving as trial counsel in a criminal tax evasion and conspiracy jury trial in the Federal District Court for the United States Virgin Islands. In addition, Mr. Freeman represents clients in appellate matters, recently serving as lead appellate counsel, presenting oral argument in a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


  • J.D., High Honors and Order of the Coif, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009
    • Student Clerk, Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court
    • Articles and Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal
    • Research Assistant, Professor Stanley M. Johanson
  • M.P.A., Accounting, The University of Texas, 2005
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas, 2005 

2019 Representative Cases

  • Civil Lawsuits
    Served as lead counsel and obtained multi-million-dollar recovery for multiple clients in lawsuits against multinational Fortune 50 company.
  • Tax Litigation; Wrongful Seizure
    Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars as lead counsel in suit against United States/IRS and Department of Justice for wrongful collection activities and seizure of assets.
  • Criminal Tax Investigation; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client in criminal tax referral involving allegations of income tax evasion; “killed case,” obtaining declination to prosecute client from United States Attorneys Office.
  • Criminal Tax Investigation; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client in criminal tax investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation Division involving allegations of income tax evasion; “killed investigation,” obtaining agreement from IRS CID not to seek prosecution against client.
  • Criminal Investigation; Seizure; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client under federal investigation for laundering and facilitating cryptocurrency exchanges following government seizure of cash. “Killed case,” and obtained government declination to pursue criminal charges, as well as obtained return of all seized funds.
  • State Criminal Tax Investigation; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client in state criminal tax investigation and obtained dismissal of charges.
  • Civil Lawsuit
    Won lawsuit involving shareholder dispute and claims of embezzlement involving seven-figure damages.
  • Civil Litigation
    Represented company and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of client from former embezzlement.
  • Criminal Tax Investigation; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client in federal criminal investigation related to alleged healthcare fraud and false statements, and obtained non-prosecution.
  • White-Collar Government Litigation
    Represented clients in litigation with Department of Justice regarding Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) monetary penalty; obtained removal of judgment against individual client and 97% reduction of penalty for remaining clients.
  • Tax Planning
    Drafted Private Letter Ruling to obtain IRS consent to tax treatment.
  • Tax Litigation; U.S. Virgin Islands
    Represented client in Tax Court litigation, challenging IRS proposed assessment denying United States Virgin Islands (USVI) bona fide resident status and tax benefits; obtained concession from IRS and full tax benefits.

Other Representative Cases

  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
    Lead criminal defense counsel for client indicted for allegedly hacking Microsoft and EA Sports company servers and illegally obtaining more than $20 million of virtual currency laundered through Russian and Chinese secondary markets. Obtained resolution of no prison time for client.
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense; Parallel Proceedings
    Represented client in multiple, parallel federal proceedings, including federal criminal proceedings and indictment for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering; SEC securities fraud proceedings; and federal civil action for alleged $200 million fraud. Obtained dismissal from federal suit alleging $200 million damages and release of client from prison.
  • IRS High-Wealth Audits; Puerto Rico
    Represented client in IRS “wealth squad” (Global High Wealth Industry Group) audit involving Puerto Rico Act 20/22 benefits; obtained “no-change” audit.
  • IRS Tax Representation; Puerto Rico
    Represented client in challenging IRS assessment denying Puerto Rico Act 20/22 benefits; obtained reversal and removal of full assessment.
  • Tax Litigation
    Represented clients in proceedings to quash international tax Formal Document Requests, seeking documentation regarding foreign accounts.
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
    Represented client in federal criminal charges involving alleged mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and false statements related to Federal Election Code and political action committees.
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense; Non-Prosecution
    Represented client in grand jury investigation with respect to allegations of perjury, obstruction of justice, and financial kickback scheme, obtaining United States Attorneys Office’s agreement not to prosecute.
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
    Represented client accused of bank fraud involving in excess of $50 million.
  • Criminal Tax Defense
    Represented client as criminal counsel in federal criminal case in United States Virgin Islands involving allegations of criminal tax evasion and conspiracy.
  • Appellate
    Served as lead appellate counsel in federal court of appeals (Third Circuit Court of Appeals, St. Croix, USVI), providing oral argument in federal tax case.
  • Government Penalty Representations
    Obtained complete removal of substantial Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Employer mandate penalties.
  • State Tax Litigation
    Represented company as lead counsel in Texas state franchise tax dispute involving assessments of more than $1.5 million and assertion of Texas sourcing based on location of computer servers and electronic storage. Obtained complete removal of franchise tax assessment.
  • Federal Criminal Defense
    Following appointment as counsel, initiated investigation and obtained release of client from prison after uncovering wrongful investigative actions and entrapment.
  • IRS “SEP” Audit/Investigations
    Represented client in Special Enforcement Program (“SEP”) audit/investigation involving millions of dollars of alleged unreported income and several million dollars of unpaid tax and assessments; obtained deal to avoid criminal referral and avoidance of fraud penalties.
  • IRS International Penalty Defense and Voluntary Disclosure
    Represented client in IRS offshore voluntary disclosure, guiding client through an “opt out” and reducing penalties by hundreds of thousands of dollars through penalty defense.
  • Criminal Tax Defense
    Represented client against criminal tax evasion charges involving allegations of the evasion of tax in excess of $1.5 million. Obtained result of no prison time.
  • IRS Tax Penalty Representation
    Obtained penalty abatement and removal of IRS penalties in excess of $14 million.
  • Federal Tax Litigation
    Represented client in Tax Court, obtaining complete removal of more than $300,000 in tax assessments.
  • Innocent Spouse Relief/Penalty Relief
    Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $500,000.
  • Innocent Spouse Relief/Penalty Relief
    Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $600,000.
  • Innocent Spouse Relief/Penalty Relief
    Obtained innocent spouse relief, removing liability for tax liabilities of more than $1,000,000.
  • Appellate
    Served as appellate counsel in Fifth Court of Appeals in case involving allegations of fraud among business owners. Obtained appellate victory.
  • Transactional
    Represented clients in international corporate reorganization, involving liquidation of foreign subsidiary and FIRPTA planning.
  • Transactional
    Represented client involving restructuring of international fund and corporate structure, as well as corporate dissolution.
  • IRS
    Represent client in IRS offer in compromise involving offer to compromise tax debt of more than $15 million for less than $100,000.
  • IRS
    Represented client in obtaining IRS offer in compromise, settling tax debt of more than $1 million dollars for less than $150,000.
  • IRS Voluntary Disclosure/Cryptocurrency
    Represent client in IRS voluntary disclosure involving multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency holdings.
  • Transactional/Cryptocurrency
    Represented client in international corporate structuring and blockchain-based cryptocurrency token development.
  • IRS Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
    Represented client against IRS assessment of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. Obtained complete removal of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty.
  • Cryptocurrency Tax
    Represented client with significant cryptocurrency transactions, reducing reported taxable transactions from cryptocurrency events by more than $1 million.
  • Domestic Transactional
    Advised client regarding corporate transaction involving complex partnership tax reporting and liquidation.
  • Tax Opinions
    Tax planning and opinion regarding capital gains treatment in complex transaction, resulting in tax savings.
  • International Tax
    Advised Hong Kong entity regarding reorganization and federal tax compliance obligations and planning.
  • International Transactional
    Served as counsel and advised client regarding multi-million-dollar international asset purchase agreement.
  • International Transactional
    Served as counsel and advised client regarding multi-national corporate manufacturing and business structure, including guiding client with respect to international tax compliance.