Chris Wallis, J.D.

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Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where he specialized in federal income tax issues.   Prior to joining STA in June 2002, Chris was a Senior Associate at Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he provided tax planning, audit defense, and tax compliance services to Fortune 500 clients as a member of the State and Local Tax group, primarily focusing on state and local income taxes and sales/use taxes.  Since joining STA, Chris has worked with thousands of clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on complex business reorganizations and alternative compensation methodologies.  Chris often speaks to national trade groups on tax topics, and is the author of numerous articles on a variety of tax issues.  Outside of work, Chris spends much of his time coaching youth sports in his community.