James is a founder of Tobacco Tax Refund, Inc. He concentrates in the area of state tax matters. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1994 and a licensed member of the Florida Bar since 1998.
Mr. Sutton has 20 years of experience working in Federal tax and State and Local Tax ("SALT"), including at a "Big 5" CPA firm experience. Since 2001, Mr. Sutton has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law teaching State and Local Tax, Accounting for Lawyers, and Federal Income Tax I and also at Boston University College of Law's LLM of Taxation program teaching Sales and Use Tax. Mr. Sutton ventured into the realm of construction as part owner, CFO, and in-house counsel for two construction companies, one residential and one commercial, giving him the opportunity to experience the "big picture" with all aspects of business and an improved ability to see things from a business owner's perspective. Mr. Sutton is also the State and Local Tax Chairman of the American Association of Attorney - Certified Public Accounts