The law firm of Christopher R. Chicoine, PLLC is a tax law firm focused on providing creative, cost-effective solutions for our valued clients.
Chris graduated from law school in 2006, after majoring in accounting and working with a Big 5 public accounting firm following college. Chris has been recognized for his work with multiple selections as Superlawyer Rising Star (less than 2.5% of attorneys) and Superlawyer (less than 5% of attorneys). Chris’s tax work includes collection cases involving the Washington Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service; discharging taxes under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; and tax controversy litigation before the U.S. Tax Court.
Chris has conducted bench and jury trials in State Court, U.S. Tax Court, and Bankruptcy Court. Chris’s strong litigation background has allowed him to aggressively and efficiently obtain favorable results for his clients.
Chris’ previous efforts resulted in the following successful Chapter 11 reorganizations for his debtor clients, including:
Notable published decisions include:
Estate of Marshall, Marshall Associated LLC (U.S. Tax Court)(3 consolidated cases with transferee liability issues under the Oregon Fraudulent Transfer Act);
In re Burgueno, (Bankr. D. Ariz.).
Chris has also litigated real estate, fraudulent transfer, breach of contract and commercial matters.
Membership and Affiliations
State Bars: California, Washington
U.S. District Courts: E.D. Cal., N.D. Cal., S.D. Cal., C.D. Cal.; S.D. Indiana; C.D. Illinois; E.D. Ark, W.D. Ark., W.D. Wash.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, (J.D., 2006)
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2001 with High Honors in Accounting and Economics)
Washington State Bar Journal: The COVID 19 Rescue Package That Arrived Before the Virus? February, 2021.
King County Bar Bulletin: A look at the new Subchapter V to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. November, 2020.
Snohomish County Bar Association: Amendments to Chapter 11. September, 2020.