Chris is a partner at Skoda Minotti's Akron office. He has over 20 years of experience specializing in taxation of businesses and individuals.

Chris works with his clients to define goals and objectives and implement strategies to accomplish them. He advises owners buying and selling businesses, including deal structuring, evaluating financing alternatives and performing financial and tax due diligence. His expertise includes designing tax minimization strategies, compensation issues for businesses and employees. He also coordinates the service offerings of other advisors, such as attorneys and bankers, to small business owners.

Chris practices extensively in the areas of U.S. federal and state taxation specializing in corporate and partnership, including all types of pass-through entities, and individual taxation. He advises clients regarding the tax ramifications of transactional structuring, and merger and acquisitions. Chris also has extensive experience as an advocate for his clients before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities. His fields of expertise are in the Manufacturing, Construction, Wholesale/Distribution, Retail, Real Estate and Service industries. He works with businesses of varying sizes in these industries, ranging from sole proprietorships to publicly-held companies.

Chris holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Akron. Chris is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the University of Akron’s School of Accountancy Advisory Board.

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