Husch Blackwell welcomes associate Jason F. Maus to its Omaha, Neb., office. He brings more than four years of government and accounting firm experience to the Banking & Finance team, and will focus on tax credit work.
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Maus was a Senior Associate with Big Four accounting firm KPMG LLP in Denver (2009-2013). While there, Maus represented companies throughout the western United States by consulting on tax credit, fixed asset, tax method and controversy issues relating to both federal and state taxation. He has provided extensive analysis of U.S. tax law for corporate clients to assist them in identifying tax-planning opportunities and potential tax-exposure areas. In addition, Maus has worked closely with clients’ corporate counsel and tax departments, providing them with detailed contract analysis, entity structure review and policy review in order to identify tax-reduction opportunities and, in addition, to facilitate the implementation of changes in tax law. Maus has also been a frequent presenter and panelist on topics relating to tax law; he has done so for numerous organizations, including the Tax Executives Institute.
Maus received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver (2010) and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Mich. (2008), where he was a National Champion of the American Bar Association’s Student Tax Challenge and recipient of the State Bar of Michigan – Tax Section’s 2007 Law Student Achievement Award. He also worked as a student attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (2008) and was a law clerk on the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Michigan’s Tax Court. Maus received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. (2003), where he was a member of the Dean’s list.
Husch Blackwell's Banking & Finance practice focuses on the lending and regulatory activities of regional and national commercial lenders, retail banks, life insurance companies, CMBS conduit lenders, credit unions, savings associations and other financial institutions. Attorneys represent both commercial lenders and borrowers and understand the requirements and approaches of both secured and credit debt financing. The team also represents investors, lenders and developers on a regular basis in tax credit matters and has in-depth experience in new markets, historic and low-income tax credit projects.