Chris Heuer is a partner of the firm and former chair of the firm's Tax section. His practice encompasses a wide variety of federal income tax and business law issues, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; transactions involving partnerships, S corporations, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities; stock options, restricted stock and other equity compensation; tax aspects of executive compensation, including IRC Sections 162(m), 280G, 409A and 83(b); the development, acquisition, financing and sale and syndication of tax credit projects; and tax controversy matters.
Chris was a summer associate with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, Illinois (1989); a law clerk in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (1988); and a summer clerk with Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco, California (1988).
Professional Honors & Activities
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Litigation & Controversy-Tax, Tax Law), 2007-2013
- Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
- Member, American Bar Association Tax Section and Committee on S Corporations
- Member, Oregon State Bar Association Tax Section
- Speaker, various tax topics, including presentations at the Oregon Tax Institute, the American Bar Association Committee on Standards of Tax Practice, and continuing legal education seminars given by the Oregon State Bar and Utah State Bar.
- "Ethical Disclosure Requirements in Corporate Tax Representation" (coauthor), in Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings for Reorganizations, and Restructurings, Practicing Law Institute, 1996-2006 editions
- "S Corporations," 2001 edition, and "Partnership Taxation," 1994 and 1997 supplements, in Advising Oregon Businesses, Oregon State Bar Association
- Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1990
Executive Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation, 1989-1990
- Stanford University, A.B., Philosophy, 1987
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