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Darin M. James




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Darin is a Partner in FGMK’s Tax Practice with over 30 years of experience focusing on areas of corporate and partnership taxation. He works with a wide range of tax planning issues focusing on mergers and acquisition transactions, domestic and international restructuring transactions, and tax controversy matters.

Darin’s industry expertise includes hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, retail and consumer, and technology. In the private equity sector, he works closely with clients in a variety of corporate and partnership mergers and acquisition transactions that include assisting multiple private equity portfolio companies throughout the initial public offering process. Darin has extensive experience guiding companies throughout the acquisition process, including addressing issues related to tax structuring, acquisition accounting, and revenue recognition. He is also the Firm’s subject matter expert for ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes.

Prior to joining FGMK as a Partner in 2024, Darin was tax partner at a Big 4 public accounting firm and held leadership roles as a tax partner at a national accounting firm.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Accountancy, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Colorado Society of CPAs (COCPA)