University of Texas School of Law, J.D., May 1995
Centenary College of Louisiana, B.S., Accounting; B.S., Business; Minor in Economics; Cum Laude, May 1992
London School of Economics and Political Science, Summer 1991
State Bar of Texas
United States Tax Court
United States District Court, Southern District
Christopher Jones joined the Firm as Senior Counsel in the Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group. Mr. Jones focuses his practice on federal and state taxation, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and transactional matters. Mr. Jones primarily works with partnerships, limited liability companies, subchapter S and C corporations, as well as other individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Jones has extensive experience working with clients in the oil and gas, telecommunications, real estate and manufacturing industries.
Mr. Jones also has extensive experience in business transition planning, business reorganizations and dissolutions, state and federal tax controversy, federal and state tax credit studies (Code Sections 41 and 199) and cost segregation.
- Extensive experience with closely-held businesses and pass-through entities, including family transition planning for entities valued in excess of $500,000,000.
- Representation of clients in Code Section 1031 like-kind exchanges in the oil and gas and real estate industries with sales between $1,000,000 and $15,000,000.
- Representation of clients in tax controversy matters including audit, appeals and Federal Tax Court. Obtained a $5,700,000 refund in an international tax audit and appeal as well as numerous other settlements.
- Regularly represent clients in defense of research and development tax controversy matters.