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Christopher S. McLoon

Partner / Boston

Overview

Christopher McLoon is a partner in Nutter’s Tax Department. He focuses his practice on providing corporate and partnership tax counsel to businesses, investors, and real estate developers.

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 counsels clients on forming and operating REITs and REIT structures, and also assists investors and developers in structuring investments in properties generating low income tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, and renewable energy 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.

Experience

Experience

  • Connected Home Care, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Connected Home Care, LLC, a leading home care provider serving Medicaid, dual-eligible, and private pay clients throughout Eastern Massachusetts, in connection with its acquisition by HouseWorks, LLC, one of the nation’s largest independent home care companies.

  • Gravyty

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Gravyty, a market-defining provider of fundraiser enablement solutions powered by artificial intelligence, in connection with a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies.

  • Centreville Bank

    Nutter served as sole outside legal counsel to Centreville Bank in connection with its agreement to acquire Putnam Bank and its holding company, PB Bancorp, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $115.5 million.

  • AppwoRx LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to AppwoRx LLC, a Boston-based medical technology manufacturer, in connection with its acquisition by PatientNOW, a private equity-backed computer software company headquartered in Englewood, CO.

  • Beyonic, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Beyonic, Inc., a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs, fintechs, and social impact entities across Africa, in its acquisition by MFS Africa Limited, Africa’s largest digital payments hub.

  • Code-X, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Code-X, Inc., a software development company, in connection with a Series A financing.

  • Copley Equity Partners

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Copley Equity Partners, a Boston-based private investment firm, in its investment to recapitalize, and facilitate the merger of, Aethon Aerial Solutions and Flight Evolved.

  • Definiti LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Definiti LLC, a private equity-backed, national leader in the retirement services industry, in connection with its acquisition of Dana Consulting Group, Ltd. and Noble-Davis Consulting, Inc., two firms in the Great Lakes Region.

  • Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Eastern Bank Corporation, the mutual holding company of Eastern Bank, in its conversion to a fully public stock holding company known as Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: EBC).

  • Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: EBC), the stock holding company for Eastern Bank, in connection with its acquisition of Century Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNBKA), the stock holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company, in a transaction valued at approximately $642 million.

  • Kalahari Snacks

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Kalahari Snacks, the #2 biltong brand in the U.S., in its acquisition by Stryve Foods LLC, an emerging healthy snacking platform and the leading air-dried meat snack company in the country.

  • T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to T.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc. in its acquisition by Toronto-based Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. (TSX: AND).

  • Vestigo Ventures

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Vestigo Ventures in connection with its closing of Vestigo Ventures Fund II, L.P. with $117.3 million total fund commitments, surpassing its fundraising goal.

News & Insights

News

Publications

Blog Posts

Honors

Honors

  • Chambers USA, 2010-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2022; 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
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court

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, 2010-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2022; 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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