James Saxenian

James Saxenian

Adjunct Professor


Jim is a senior manager in KPMG’s Mergers & Acquisitions Tax practice. Jim joined KPMG in 2014 and is based in KPMG’s Tysons Corner, VA office.

Jim has over 20 years of experience representing private and publicly-owned companies in many areas of federal taxation relating to their business transactions and ongoing operations. He has particular expertise in structuring and advising clients on a wide variety of corporate restructuring transactions, such as tax-free mergers and reorganizations, spin-offs, taxable stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, like-kind exchanges, joint ventures and intercompany restructuring transactions.

Prior to joining KPMG, Jim was a tax associate at Jones Day, and was a tax partner at Dow Lohnes PLLC.


State University of New York at Albany, B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude

George Washington University, J.D., with honors

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, Valedictorian


Graduate Tax Programs:

Villanova University, Master of Laws in Taxation

Villanova University, Master of Taxation