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  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 2001
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Delta State University, B.B.A. in Accounting, 1991
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  • Louisiana, 1997
  • Mississippi, 2001
  • Tennessee, 1996
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John Fletcher
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4620 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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John Fletcher is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices from the Jackson office. With more than twenty years' experience in the legal, corporate, and accounting arenas, his practice focuses on state tax controversies and incentives, which encompass multi-state income, franchise, sales, use, Mississippi contractors, and local ad valorem taxes.

Mr. Fletcher has assisted his clients on a broad range of federal income tax issues, new markets tax credits, and federal tax appeals. His practice also includes a wide variety of non-tax legal services, including legal entity formation and maintenance, business mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate leasing, gaming regulation, and general business contractual issues.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Fletcher worked as State Tax Counsel at General Electric Company (GE), where he 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. While at GE, he also served as an adjunct professor at the Albany (NY) Law School, teaching State and Local Tax Law.

While pursuing his LL.M. in Taxation at New York University, Mr. Fletcher was a member of KPMG's State and Local Tax practice in New York City. 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). 

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Presentations

  • "Special Issues in Apportionment and Allocation", May 2014, Council On State Taxation's ("COST") 2014 Intermediate/Advanced State Income Tax School
  • "Burden of Proof and the Impact of the Equifax Decision in Mississippi", April 2014, COST 2014 Spring Audit Session/Income Tax Conference
  • "Mississippi Tax Update", January 17, 2014
  • "2013 Louisiana State & Local Tax for Texans", October 17, 2013, Four Seasons Hotel
  • "RAR Reporting for State Purposes", June 25, 2013, IPT 37th Annual Conference
  • "State Tax Issues for Foreign Affiliates", June 3, 2013, Advanced State Income Tax School - Institute for Professionals in Taxation
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, State and Local Tax Subcommittee)
  • Council on State Taxation