Chris is a Principal in Deloitte’s Multistate Tax Controversy Services team in Los Angeles, and a liaison to the Washington National Tax-Multistate practice as a California controversy and technical lead. He specializes in representing clients before, and resolving tax disputes with, the California taxing authorities and the IRS. In addition, he serves as a trusted advisor to many high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and fiduciaries, consulting on high stakes tax matters involving residency, trust taxation, source of income derived from investment partnerships, among other issues, in California and other states.
Chris most recently led the Tax Controversy and Litigation Practice and the State and Local Tax Practice for Loeb & Loeb LLP, regularly representing clients in audits, appeals, and litigation with the IRS, California State Board of Equalization, and California Franchise Tax Board. Chris worked closely with that firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice, and handled numerous audits and appeals involving federal income, estate and gift taxes. Chris also has extensive experience in bankruptcy-tax matters, and was frequently retained to represent debtors and creditors as special tax counsel in bankruptcy cases.