James J. Gross

Managing Partner and Co-founder of Thyden Gross and Callahan, a law firm in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Author of four books on divorce. Formerly tax counsel for Satellite Business Systems, communications attorney for the FCC, and chemical engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown. Highest ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers and Avvo.com.


Legal Experience

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Business Counsel, 1989 to 1990.  Supervised and trained associates and staff in all forms of commercial transactions and litigation, primarily involving real estate tax appeals, banking and contracts.

Amran, Hahn & Gross, Managing Partner, 1983 to 1989.  Managed and supervised attorneys and staff in real estate tax appeals and related commercial disputes and transactions.  Clients included individuals, publicly and privately held corporations, banks, trusts and real estate partnerships.  Guided investment of firm profits in successful venture capital partnerships and served as director and counsel for businesses acquired.

James J. Gross & Associates, Managing Partner, 1980 to 1983.  Provided tax and business planning, civil litigation, real estate, banking and related legal counsel for several individuals, banks and other businesses.

Trammel, Rand, Nathan & Lincoln, Attorney, 1979 to 1980.  Tax planning and litigation for clients in the entertainment, publishing and communications industry.  Drafted recording and literary contracts and prepared tax sheltered financing and equipment lease documents.

Satellite Business Systems, Business Attorney, 1977 to 1979.  Legal counsel for a satellite telecommunications firm, a joint venture of Comsat, Aetna and IBM.  Lead counsel on sixty million dollar financing package.  Drafted affirmative action plan, obtained three patents, reviewed FCC tariffs, negotiated service contracts for company, and negotiated new technology research contracts with vendors.  Provided tax advice and successfully guided firm through its startup and IRS audit.

Federal Communications Commission, Attorney, 1975 to 1977.  Prepared administrative memoranda and orders regarding radio broadcast frequencies, television channel separation, minority ownership, multiple ownership and renewal policies of agency.  Investigated the addition of new television channels in one hundred cities as counsel for the VHF drop-in task force.


Prior Experience

US Army, 1970 to 1972, television writer and producer for Signal Corp at Fort Gordon, Georgia.  Chemical Engineer Assistant at Natick Army Labs in Massachusetts.  Post Education NCO.  Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Procter & Gamble Co., 1970, Chemical Engineer, International Division.

Various radio stations, 1965 to 1972, announcer, news reporter, and engineer (FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operator’s License):

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