Speer, Christopher D.


  Dallas, Texas, USA
 +214.855.7559
 +214.978.4399
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Chris advises clients with respect to tax aspects of structuring business transactions involving corporations (both ‘C’ and ‘S’), partnerships, limited liability companies and their owners including acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, entity formations and choice of most tax efficient form of doing business. Chris has represented both public and privately owned corporations in connection with the qualification of transactions as tax free reorganizations, formations, divisions, liquidations, taxable stock and asset sales and the use of net operating losses. Chris also has over 10 years of experience in drafting partnership agreements and limited liability company operating agreements, advising on tax issues relating to investments in securities, Texas franchise tax planning and tax planning for individuals.

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Chris began his career in the business tax section of a prominent Dallas, Texas based law firm, followed by a position as Senior Manager in Ernst & Young's national corporate tax practice and, most recently, started his own private firm specializing in business and tax law. Chris has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Tax at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
Awards & Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006
Admissions

  • Texas
Education
  • New York University School of Law, Master of Law in Taxation
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor (Order of Coif)
  • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

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