Jim Maring was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Arizona State University where he graduated cum laude. He then attended the University of St. Thomas law school where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. Following law school, he attended the University of Denver receiving a Master of Laws in Taxation. He had previously been with the Tax Law Office since 2010, and he joined the Serkland Law Firm in 2014 when the two firms merged. Jim concentrates his practice in the areas of business taxation, business succession planning, tax controversy, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPS), corporate transactions, and estate planning.