Jim Mahon has more than 30 years of experience as a civil and criminal litigator in Federal and State courts. Jim concentrates his practice on criminal and civil tax controversies, white collar criminal matters, and civil litigation. He represents clients facing criminal charges in state and federal courts, individuals under government investigation, and taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the NY State Department of Taxation.
Jim’s commercial litigation practice includes banking, ERISA benefits and contributions, and securities matters. He has successfully represented clients subject to claims involving professional malpractice, labor and employment disputes, tax shelters, property allocation, matrimonial disputes, probate disputes, and disputes arising out of the misappropriation of databases and trade secrets.
Mr. Mahon serves as a mediator to the Commercial Part of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County. His practice also includes federal and state taxpayer representation in criminal and civil cases, business fraud, and other white-collar defense work. He has represented clients before various state and federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, the SEC, the NASD, the EEOC and the NLRB. Prior to entering the legal profession, Jim served in the United States Peace Corps in Panama.
- Defense of charitable foundation, Services for Hidden Intelligence (SHI), against criminal charges brought by the state of New Jersey. Charges included corruption of public resources, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, financial facilitation of criminal activity and misapplication of entrusted property stemming from SHI’s support of a non-sectarian school for children with profound disabilities. Represented client in two-year investigation and ensuing jury trial, which resulted in client’s acquittal of all charges. The Foundation has since been able to resume its charitable work in the Lakewood, NJ community.