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Chris focuses on tax and corporate law. In his tax practice, Chris frequently counsels businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities on a wide range of tax issues, from planning to controversy. This includes advising local governments on the implementation of tax laws and regulations. He also regularly represents taxpayers before state taxing authorities and the IRS. In his corporate practice, Chris advises businesses on governance, acquisitions, divestitures, and family business planning. Prior to FBT, Chris worked in the National Tax Department of a Big Four accounting firm where he focused in the areas of tax credits, economic incentives, and excise taxes.

Other Info About Chris


Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2016

Undergraduate School

University of South Carolina, B.A., 2012, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Memberships

Chris is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2016


Local & National Recognition

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor, State and Local Taxation

CALI Award, Small Business and Entrepreneurial Finance

CALI Award, International Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Center for Respite Care, Board Member

Sand Angel Foundation, Secretary

United Way of Central Ohio Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Site Coordinator, 2014-2017


Chris was invited to speak at the following events:

Ohio State and Local Tax Update, Presenter, Southwest Ohio Tax Institute, 2018

Major Publications

Chris is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“How Long Will Perpetual Leases Last in Ohio Oil and Gas Law? ” Ohio State Business Law Journal, 2015

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