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Attorney Coleman Jackson

Immigration and Tax Attorney

Location:Dallas, Texas
Phone:214-599-0431
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Coleman L. Jackson has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1989. He is also licensed to practice law in Michigan. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant by the State of Texas State Board of Public Accountancy since 1983.

Attorney Jackson is the managing shareholder of the law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C., which is a regional law firm, located in Dallas, Texas at 6060 North Central Expressway, Suite 443,Dallas, TX 75206. The office number is (214) 599-0431. The law firm is located in Uptown, approximately two miles from the federal and state courts in downtown Dallas, Texas.

The law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in essentially three broad legal practice areas as follows:

  • Family Immigration Law:

    The law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. located in Dallas, Texas focuses on immigration, deportation and removal, nationality and consular processing matters in the United States and worldwide, especially, in Mexico, Central America, South America, Ethiopia and Eretria, and other Spanish countries, or Latino cultures, and other points in Africa. Families, churches and other entities routinely come to Coleman Jackson, P.C. for their immigration needs, such as, petitioning for a family member to immigrate to the United States, including getting a green card for a spouse, child, parent or sibling. Under the Immigration and Nationality Laws (INA) there might be certain benefits for a United States Citizen (USC) or Legal Permanent Resident (individuals with green cards) to help reunite their family. We help apply for various types of visas depending upon the facts and circumstances of each immigrant situation. In addition to helping families with various types of visas, we also help entities to bring in qualified workers, such as skilled workers or religious workers. When it comes time to adjust status or to become a United States Citizen, we help immigrants in adjustment of status process (known as getting a green card) and we help immigrants applying to become a United States Citizen through naturalization. Coleman Jackson, P.C. also represents self petitioners, such as, those who are self-petitioning under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is humanitarian relief under the United States Immigration laws designed to protect abused spouses and children. A VAWA petition can be filed by an abused male or female spouse or child of a United States Citizen or Green Card Holder. Aliens who are victims of crime may be entitled to self-petition by use of a U visa. Visa petitions and immigration law is complicated. It is very important that petitions, humanitarian waivers and other immigration paper work be completed accurately with appropriate supporting documentation to avoid frustrating delays and unnecessary denials. At Coleman Jackson, P.C., you will receive quality personal legal services, committed to helping you achieve your goals. If you, your employer or family are seeking immigration counsel, contact Coleman Jackson, P.C. You should also contact an immigration lawyer when you or your alien relatives receive a Notice to Appear (NTA). An NTA is the initiation of removal proceedings in Immigration Court when a person is arrested and detained by immigration officials or local police on the suspicion of not having lawful immigration status. Often the alien is arrested first by local law enforcement or Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and then given a Notice to Appear. The alien whom the NTA is issued is the respondent. Arrest and detention and the issuance of the Notice to Appear is the initial phases of the Immigration Court Proceedings; and typically the next step is an immigration appearance bond hearing in Immigration Court. Sometimes an alien can be placed in removal proceedings as the result of tax issues. For example, The United States Supreme Court ruled on February 21, 2012 in Kawashima v Holder that violations of 26 U.S.C. §§7206(1) and (2) are crimes “involving fraud or deceit” under 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(43)(M)9i) and are therefore aggravated felonies as that term is defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §1101 et seq, when the loss to the Government exceeds $10,000. Again if you or your alien relative is arrested and detained, receives a NTA, the law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. can represent aliens in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals

  • Business Immigration Law:

    We help employers with immigration issues, such as, TN, H1-B, H1-C, L-1, R-1, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5, and we counsel treaty traders and investors with E-1, E-2, E-3, and E-5 traders visas and other business based visa applications, and other immigration law issues, controversies and matters involving employees, employers, treaty traders, investors and business commercial interest in the United States.

    Regardless of the immigration problem, we can work with you from the very beginning of the immigration process. Bottom line, if you or your alien relatives or business has immigration problems, contact the law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. The office number is (214) 599-0431.

  • Tax & Estate Planning Law:

    Coleman Jackson is a tax attorney and certified public accountant (CPA) with over 20 years experience representing taxpayers in IRS tax problems, including but not limited to, IRS tax law, tax audits and appeals, discharge of taxes, offshore compliance disputes, foreign account tax compliance act (FATCA defense), tax return preparer defense, innocent spouse defense, independent contractor & employee tax disputes, reasonable cause defense, tax evasion, tax fraud, trust fund taxes, payroll tax disputes, United States Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, offers in compromise, international tax audits, foreign bank accounts reports (FBAR defense), deportation and removal of aliens for filing or helping someone file false tax returns. The firm serves taxpayers throughout North America, particularly, Dallas, Duncanville, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Carrollton, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Denton, Wylie, Flower Mound, and other cities located near Dallas, Texas. The firm also represents tax payers involved with estate and gift tax disputes and state and local sales tax issues in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Denton County Texas. Our tax litigation and dispute resolution services serve clients nationwide. We counsel taxpayers in both individual tax matters as well as taxpayers who are caught up in tax disputes involving their employer, corporation, or other business entity under Internal Revenue Code 6672, when a company fails to pay employment and unemployment taxes. When a business fails to pay employment and unemployment taxes, typically the IRS or taxing authority can assess a penalty against those persons responsible for collecting the taxes at the company and paying the tax to the government. This penalty is called the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. Similar trust fund penalties may apply at the State level with respect to a business collecting and paying sales taxes to the State of Texas that business collects from its customers. The tax law office of Coleman Jackson, P.C. can help taxpayers with trust fund recovery penalty problems, as well as with tax disputes involving independent contractors and employees misclassification issues. Classification of workers is a very important tax issue because whether a worker is classified as an employee or independent contractor determines who should pay federal income tax, social security tax, Medicare tax and other worker related taxes. The tax law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. helps employers with worker classification issues. U.S. persons with financial accounts and assets in foreign countries must report these assets to the United States government annually. Failure to file information returns or make appropriate disclosures under the FBAR and FATCA could subject a taxpayer to additional penalties and investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS. The tax law office of Coleman Jackson, P.C. represents immigrants and other U.S. persons involved in FBAR and FATCA tax disputes. We also represent aliens placed in deportation and removal proceedings based on tax fraud convictions. Ordinarily, before a taxing unit can collect a tax liability there must be a tax assessment and demand for payment. If the taxpayer disputes the reasonableness of the assessment or disputes the amount of the assessment, the taxpayer may be able to negotiate with the tax examining unit, tax auditor or tax appeals unit to attempt to resolve the tax dispute without litigation. If the tax dispute is not resolved at the administrative level, the taxpayer may be able to file suit in United States Tax Court, Federal Court of Claims or United States District Court. And if State taxing authorities are involved, unresolved State tax disputes are subject to judicial review in the appropriate State District Courts. Again, in any tax controversy, taxpayers ordinarily should attempt to resolve the tax dispute at the audit or administrative appeals level if at all possible. It is important to hire a tax attorney early in the tax dispute. The law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. represents taxpayers at the audit and appeals level as well as in the United States Tax Court, Federal Court of Claims, U.S. District Court and the State Courts in Texas.

    In addition to our tax controversy practice, Coleman Jackson, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in estate planning, asset protection, business structuring, resolution, buy-sale, merger transactions, and trust dispute problems. The firm assists families with Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Trusts and Trust Administration Disputes, such as, removal of an errant trustee or other trust administration dispute. In every instance we respect the confidential nature of our client’s financial situation and work very closely with them in seeking the right solution. Contact the law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. at (214) 599-0431 to schedule a consultation with a tax and estate planning lawyer today.

  • Government Contracts Law:

    The law firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. located in Dallas Texas represents governmental agencies, prime and subcontractors in a variety of government procurement issues, such as, compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (costs and pricing disputes, equitable adjustments and construction delays); payment claims disputes in federal, state court and before administrative agencies. The firm helps contractors in bid and proposal matters, and resolution of disputes with purchasing agencies.

    The firm has also represented clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, master supply agreements, licensing agreements, commercialization agreements and employment and independent contracts and a host of other general counseling legal services to start-up companies in the technology industry and construction industry.

    Pro Bono & Speaking:

    Attorney Coleman Jackson has lecture on the following topics:

    • Construction Claims Avoidance & Government Contracting (presented to subcontractors at Austin Commercial in Dallas, Texas)
    • Estate Planning & Asset Protection- Planning for your Loved Ones (presented at various churches in the DFW Area (2010)
    • Business Structuring- Selecting the Right Business Entity in Texas (presented to immigrants at Catholic Charities in Dallas, Texas 2010)
    • Midwest Project EOIR Immigration Law & Practice Recognized Entity Representative Training Seminar—San Miguel Lutheran Church, Fort Worth Texas (2011-2012)
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  • Pro Bono Activities

  • Languages

    • Immigration & Naturalization
    • Tax Law
    • Contracts
    • Government Contracts
    • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
    • Texas, 1989
    • Michigan, 1993
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
    • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
      • J.D. - 1989
    • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
      • M.A.
      • Major: Accounting
    • Arkansas State University
      • B.S.
      • Major: Accounting
    • Construction Claims Avoidance Seminar, Austin Commercial Corporation, 2008 - 2009
    • Tax, Estate & Trust Administration Seminars, Various Non-Profits, 2010 - 2011
    • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Member
    • EOIR Immigration Law & Practice Training Instructor (San Miquel Luteran Church, Texas), 2011 - 2012
    • Catholic Charities of Dallas- Immigrant Business Seminar Training Course Lecturer, 2009 - Present
    • Spanish
    • Amharic
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Beta Alpha Psi

 

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