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Chris possesses a wealth of legal and tax knowledge with more than a decade of professional experience.

His extensive background spans corporate, international, and partnership taxation, with a particular focus on domestic and international structuring for transactional tax matters.

Chris represents a diverse clientele consisting of public and private corporations, private equity firms, other pass-through entities and individuals. He has provided invaluable tax planning and transactional guidance to clients operating in various industries, with a particular emphasis on the technology, entertainment and financial services sectors. His knowledge extends across the entire business lifecycle, from assisting startups and seed-stage companies to advising well-established blue-chip enterprises. Chris has successfully navigated clients through critical stages such as entity formation, capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and exit.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
    • Taxation Section
  • California Young Lawyers Association
    • Taxation Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
  • Mexican American Bar Association

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  • Oregon (admission pending)
  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2010


LL.M, Taxation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (with honors), 2011

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2010

B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007

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