Chris Hanfling practices primarily in the areas of U.S. federal and international taxation. He advises clients on the tax aspects of complex transactions, including international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, with a particular emphasis on tax planning, compliance, post-acquisition restructuring, and tax-efficient structures for cross-border transactions and arrangements. Chris also assists clients to maximize their tax efficiency, with a particular focus on tax credits, transfer pricing, and other cross-border tax considerations.
Chris has drafted opinion letters, intercompany agreements, and cost sharing agreements and has helped clients navigate a variety of complex tax issues, both internally and before the Internal Revenue Service, including transfer pricing, tax compliance, and tax treaty matters.
Chris works with clients to secure and maintain tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations and advises on the federal tax implications for these organizations.
Chris is coauthor of the Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing and is a member of the American Bar Association (Tax Section) and the D.C. Bar Association (Tax Section).
Warning: U.S. Tax Regulations Impact Completed Foreign Sales Retroactively and Domestic Partnerships
Back to the Dry-Erase Board: Redrawing Cross-Border M&A Structures Post-Tax Reform, Bloomberg Daily Tax Report
- New York University (LL.M. 2013; Editor, Tax Law Review; B.A. magna cum laude 2008); University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2012; Order of the Coif; Bruce I. Hochman Award for Excellence in the Study of Tax Law)
- District of Columbia and New York