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Christopher S. McLoon

Partner / Boston

Overview

Christopher S. McLoon is a partner in Nutter’s Tax Department. He focuses his practice on providing corporate and partnership tax counsel to businesses and real estate developers. In addition, Chris’s fund formation experience has allowed him to be a leader in advising clients on structuring and forming Qualified Opportunity Funds, which were a product of the 2017 tax reform legislation.

Drawing on his expertise in tax law, as well as in partnerships and limited liability companies, Chris advises clients in structuring business transactions to achieve optimal business and tax results. In doing so, he focuses on communicating clean solutions to complex issues.

Chris represents businesses of all sizes and across several industries. He also represents developers on real estate development projects that have included hotel, office, retail, and residential units. He often counsels clients on low income tax credits, historic tax credits, and new markets tax credits.

Chris is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he is a John S. Nolan Fellow and chaired the Section 708 Partnership Terminations Subcommittee. He co-chaired the committees that drafted the Maine Uniform Partnership Act, the Maine Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2007, and the Maine Limited Liability Company Act.

A leader in tax and corporate law, Chris is recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, receiving Best Lawyers’ 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” distinction in the category of “Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)” in Portland.

Prior to joining Nutter, Chris was a shareholder and chair of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group at a general practice law firm in Portland, Maine. Before joining that firm, he was chair of the Tax Practice Group at a regional law firm.

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Honors

Honors

  • Chambers USA, 2010-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2020; 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Portland, Maine
  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbard, AV Rated

Education & Admissions

Education

Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude
New York University School of Law, LL.M.
University of Maine, B.S.

Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Industry Expertise

Chris is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he is a John S. Nolan Fellow and chaired the Section 708 Partnership Terminations Subcommittee. He co-chaired the committees that drafted the Maine Uniform Partnership Act, the Maine Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2007, and the Maine Limited Liability Company Act.

Noteworthy

  • Chambers USA, 2010-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2020; 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Portland, Maine
  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbard, AV Rated
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