Christopher focuses his practice on providing tax counsel to businesses, investors, and real estate developers. He applies his knowledge and experience in tax law, partnerships, and limited liability companies to assist clients in structuring business transactions to optimize business and tax results. Those structures address the needs of all sponsors and investors, including foreign and tax-exempt investors, using a variety of entity types, including partnerships, corporations, and REITs. He also assists investors and developers with structuring for projects to qualify for and benefit from low-income tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a partner in the tax department of a full-service firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Before that, he was a shareholder and chair of the affordable housing and community development practice group at a general practice law firm in Portland, Maine. A leader in tax and corporate law, Chris is recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, receiving Best Lawyers' 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" distinction in the Business Organizations category. He is also a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he is a John S. Nolan Fellow and previously chaired the Section 708 Partnership Terminations Subcommittee.
Chris earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law after earning his J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School and his B.S. from the University of Maine.