Christopher A. Jones co-leads the firm's Tax - Real Estate Team. He advises clients on a wide range of federal, state, and local tax matters. His practice includes advising clients regarding the tax consequences of complex transactions and associated planning opportunities. Additionally, Chris assists clients in federal, state, and local tax audits and controversies, and has represented clients in administrative appeals and in court. He provides clients tax advice in labor and other litigation matters, including withholding tax and information reporting issues.
Chris also regularly counsels nonprofit organizations on a wide range of issues, including formation, federal and state compliance, unrelated business taxable income, and joint ventures. He has represented nonprofit organizations in IRS exempt status, employment, and information reporting audits.
Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section, Former Chair and Secretary of State and Local Tax Committee
Recognition & Accomplishments
Speaker, "Hospitals and Health Systems - Update on Recent Regulatory Guidance," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 16, 2015
Panelist, "Update on Recent Changes to PA and Philadelphia Tax Law," Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, October 2013
Planner and panelist, "Representing Non-Profit Organizations," In-House CLE program, January 2013
Course Planner, "Hot Topics in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Tax Law," Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Program, June 2016
Co-author, "Seven Tax Aspects of Tenant Improvements," Legal-Ease column for BOMA Magazine, May/June 2014
"Court Limits Ability to Tax 'Out of State' Trusts," Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section Newsletter, November 2013
Co-author, "Disregarded Entities Are Now Responsible for Their Own Employment Taxes," Practical U.S./Domestic Tax Strategies, WorldTrade Executive, Inc., July 2009
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
University of Michigan (B.A. 1999)
U.S. Tax Court