Chris Schoen combines his government and private practice experience to advise clients in structuring, planning and negotiating domestic and cross-border taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. He advises primarily on matters of significance to insurance companies, specifically acquisition techniques used in the insurance sector. Chris regularly counsels clients on complex consolidated return questions and handles complex international issues. Chris worked as an attorney/adviser and assistant to the branch chief of the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service and in private practice at another law firm, prior to joining Sutherland.
Chris is an adjunct professor of tax in the University of Baltimore's graduate tax program, where he teaches a course on the taxation of affiliated corporations.
Sutherland attorney structures formation of a new municipal bond insurance company.
Sutherland attorney advises insurer on Latin American divestiture.
Sutherland attorney represents foreign life insurer in restructurings of U.S. operations.