Chris Lutz is a partner in the Tax Practice Group. He advises on state and local tax matters and represents clients in complex tax disputes.
Chris is a highly experienced state and local tax professional who provides sophisticated counsel to regional, national, and international businesses on the full spectrum of state and local income, sales and use, and related taxes. Equal parts advisor and problem-solver, he works with companies across the country to develop effective tax strategies and resolve disputes heard before state courts and administrative tribunals. Chris has represented clients from the state of Washington to Washington, DC, and in dozens of jurisdictions in between.
Chris’ clients include publicly traded Fortune 500 corporations as well as midsize, privately held businesses, emerging growth companies, and startups with interests, investments, and operations in numerous industries, including financial services, insurance, technology, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, retail, automotive, energy, and more. He works with owners, executives, and in-house tax departments at every step in the corporate life cycle, from business formation and early-stage financing to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other major transactions.
A firm believer that tax controversy and tax compliance work go hand in hand, Chris draws on his successes in court and in hearings before tax authorities to develop practical, proactive solutions that help clients achieve their core business objectives.
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