Charles E. Hodges II

Firm: Jones Day
Location: Atlanta - GA

  • 1420 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 800
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3053
  • Tel : 404.581.8636
  • Fax : 404.581.8330

Chuck Hodges focuses his practice on federal tax controversies and litigation and assists U.S. taxpayers facing tax disputes around the world. He has been involved in more than 125 cases against the IRS in the U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Courts in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Delaware, Mississippi, and Arizona; and Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Among his reported cases are Caracci v. Commissioner, 456 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2006) (intermediate sanctions/excise taxes) and Wright v. Commissioner, 809 F.3d 877 (6th Cir. 2016) (foreign currency contracts). By combining his tax law background with his master’s degree in economics, Chuck also advises clients on transfer pricing issues and the global taxation of intellectual property.

For more than 20 years, Chuck has handled every stage of a tax controversy from examination (including the CAP program) through court proceedings and all alternative dispute resolution options, including post-IRS Appeals mediation. He represents Fortune 500 companies and their executives, privately held businesses, estates, high net worth individuals and their family offices, as well as exempt organizations.

Chuck is an international tax columnist for the Journal of Taxation and serves as chair of the Federal Bar Tax Section for Atlanta, secretary/treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Tax Section, and is a former chair of the Georgia Bar Tax Section. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a Fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (for tax controversies and litigation).

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA, “leader in the field” for tax (2008-2018); Up and Coming (2005-2007)
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation and controversy — tax and tax law (2010-2022)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers in area of taxation (since 2009) and intellectual property (2018)
  • Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, leader in tax law (2014 and 2016)


  • University of Florida (LL.M. in Taxation 1996)
  • Mercer University (J.D. 1995)
  • Clemson University (B.S. in Financial Management 1992)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia and District of Columbia


Jones Day

Jones Day, a legal institution with more than 2,500 lawyers on five continents, is based on a set of core principles – the most critical of which is a relentless focus on client service that transcends individual interests. We are One Firm Worldwide.

All law firms seek to serve clients effectively. Some do it more consistently than others. Jones Day ranked #1 in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2018 “Client Service A-Team” report, which identifies the top 30 law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. Recognizing the Firm’s attention to every facet of client service, Jones Day was awarded “Best of the Best” status in all 17 activities that drive superior client service. Jones Day is the only firm in the history of the BTI survey to achieve that distinction for two consecutive years.

Creative solutions to challenging tax issues

We help clients resolve the most complex issues arising from their transactions, controversies, and regular business operations. Our tax lawyers offer them deep knowledge, sound practical judgment, and the highest ethical standards.

  • Clients are offered global integrated tax solutions from our lawyers across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Asia-Pacific.
  • We help clients deal with legislative and regulatory changes by raising their concerns with government officials, fighting to invalidate regulations in court, and providing timely updates to our clients in plain language.
  • We handle client tax controversy matters from audit to appeals—and in court, if necessary. Our nationally recognized tax litigators use decades of experience in tax court, district court, and state and local courts throughout the United States.
  • Our lawyers offer deep knowledge in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries, and they work with clients to design and implement comprehensive globally efficient structures.