John E. Hurley


John E. Hurley


Mr. Hurley obtained his Juris Doctorate in Law from the Florida State University, College of Law, and holds a Masters in Taxation (LL.M.), with a certification in International Tax, from the University of Miami, School of Law.

During his almost twenty-year tax career, Mr. Hurley has represented and advised multiple Fortune 500 companies on a wide array of sophisticated tax issues in various tax disciplines, such as; tax controversy, tax planning, international tax and transfer pricing.

Mr. Hurley began his legal career in a law firm in which he primarily represented Tyco International (US) Inc. on state and local tax audits and appeals throughout the United States.  Subsequently, Mr. Hurley moved inhouse into the client’s tax department to continue his tax controversy work eventually expanding into federal tax.

Afterwards, Mr. Hurley led the tax controversy practice for Halliburton Corporation, a global oil and gas company, and continued his career path into international taxation, tax planning and Mergers and Acquisitions for other large corporate tax departments at LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and Ryder System, Inc.

Mr. Hurley has primarily worked in tax departments of some of the world’s largest multinational corporations leading tax controversy teams and successfully representing organizations before numerous tax authorities at the state, federal and international levels, as well as, providing tax planning solutions to complex transactions and corporate structures.

Mr. Hurley has managed the full lifecycle of tax controversy from the initial audit stage through the appeals and settlement process.  As a result, Mr. Hurley has handled and successfully resolved a broad range of sophisticated international, federal and state tax issues before numerous tax authorities.

Mr. Hurley is admitted to practice law in the Florida state courts, United States Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Mr. Hurley is a member of the State Bar of Florida and the Tax Section of the Florida Bar.

Mr. Hurley can represent clients before the IRS, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court (S.D. Fla.), as well as, clients before Florida state tax authorities and Florida state courts (and other state tax authorities where permitted under specific State rules).

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