Chris began his tax career at California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) in 2004 and joined Moss Adams to lead the state and local tax controversy practice in 2015. He resolved Moss Adams’ first ever matter before California’s new Office of Tax Appeals, providing over $2.5 million in benefits to the clients. Chris has been involved in matters involving large and mid-size corporations at every level of administrative controversy.

Additionally, Chris is the regional leader in our private client practice in California. He collaborates with executives, business owners, and individuals on matters including wealth transfer, residency, and planning opportunities.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair, Sacramento County Treasury Oversight Committee
  • Chair Emeritus, Tax Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, Square One Evaluation Committee, United Way California Capital Region
  • Member, Government Relations Committee, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Taxation Section, State Bar of California


  • BS, biology, University of Puget Sound
  • JD, University of San Diego
  • LLM, taxation, University of San Diego
  • MS, biomedical sciences, Barry University

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