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Sebastien N. Chain



LL.M. Taxation, Honors, Georgetown University Law Center (2011)

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Houston Law Center (2010)

B.A., Honors, University of Texas at Austin (2005)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States Tax Court


Sebastien Chain joined the firm as an associate in June 2011.  He concentrates his practice on federal tax controversy and criminal tax matters, and represents clients at the examination level, administrative appeals, and trial.  He also represents clients in domestic and international tax planning matters.  Mr. Chain is also an active member of the Tax Sections of the American and Houston Bar Associations.

Seminars and Presentations

  • FATCA: A New Era, Presented at Houston CPA Society’s 24th Annual CPE Tax Expo, January 2014
  • Tax Basics for Buying and Selling Oil and Gas Interests, Presented at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry’s Annual Tax & Business Planning Seminar, December 2013
  • Foreign Reporting and FATCA: What You Should Know, Presented at Houston CPA Society, Bay Area Satellite Group, June 2013.
    • Awarded Salute to Excellence by Houston CPA Society
  • Basic Federal Income Tax Issues in Oil & Gas Operations and Transactions, Presented at Houston CPA Society's 24th Annual Spring Accounting Expo, May 2013.
  • Obama or Romney…Doesn’t Matter, FATCA’s Coming and It’s Time to Prepare, presented at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, William & Aughtry’s Annual Tax & Business Planning Seminar, November 2012.
  • Taxation of Professional Athletes, presented to the Houston CPA Society, September 2012.
  • International Tax Reporting:  The IRS Wants More Reading Material, and Taxpayers Are the Bookstore, presented at 2012 Rio Grande Valley Chapter's Business & Industry Symposium.
  • Foreign Filing Footfaults, presented at 2012 Chamberlain, Hrdlicka Houston Monthly Tax Forum.

Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association, Tax Section
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section