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Chris Harris



901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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Fax: 214.659.4008
LL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2006, Taxation
J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 2005, St. Mary’s Law Journal (2003-2005)
B.B.A., Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, Texas, 1999, Finance & International Business
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Chris Harris


Chris Harris advises a variety of clients on how to secure the future of their commercial enterprise, non-profit organization, or personal legacy through efficient tax structures. His experience includes:

  • structuring and negotiating business transactions,
  • partnership and corporate tax planning,
  • corporate governance,
  • navigating private equity transactionsæor mergers and acquisitions,
  • handling business reorganizations or separations,
  • trusts, marital property issues, and
  • the creation of family limited partnerships or private foundations.

Chris is well-versed in federal, state and international tax structures that affect both established industries -æreal estate, energy, healthcare, hospitality, and finance - and the entrepreneurial community.

Chris is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Board of Legal Specialization.


Named among the Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2012-2016)
American Bar Association, Tax Section, Business Section
Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Estate Planning Pro Bono Section - Chairman, Wills for Heroes Subcommittee
Texas State Bar, Tax Section - International Tax Committee, Business Section
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, Adjunct Professor, Income Tax Planning
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tax Section - Testing and Grading Committee
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society, Treasurer (2014-present), Board of Directors (2011-present), Vice-Chair, Audit and Finance Committee (2011-present), Trustee, Women's Garden (2011-present)
St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, Marriage Class Counselor (2009-present)
Practice Areas
Estate Planning & Probate
Areas of Emphasis