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James M. Bandoblu, Jr.

Partner, Tax Dispute Resolution Practice Group Leader
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York

B.S., cum laude, Le Moyne College

J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law

L.L.M., University of Florida

Jim concentrates his practice in the areas of federal tax law, international tax law, and business law. He regularly counsels clients on tax and corporate issues related to business operations, acquisitions, and sales, as well as advantageous business structures for tax planning purposes. In addition, he advises international clients with respect to the U.S. tax implications of U.S. citizenship and lawful permanent resident status. Jim is also a member of the firm's Tax Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and he regularly represents clients with tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Tax Department, including in voluntary disclosure matters.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Jim was a judicial intern for Judge Howard G. Munson, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York. 


  • Syracuse University College of Law Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award for the Study of Deferred Compensation
  • Certificate of Achievement in Gerontology, Syracuse University School of Health and Human Services



Social Media

Jim contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ Canada/U.S. cross-border blog, Smarter Way to Cross. His entries can be found on the Publications page.

Community & Pro Bono

  • Secretary, Kevin Guest House board of directors and Blues & Brew fundraising event co-chair
  • Mentor, University at Buffalo School of Law 1L Mentoring Program
  • Judge, Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition