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Chris Head

Tax Attorney at MINNEAPOLIS, MN

5.0   3 reviews

About Chris

Learn Chris’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Tax Reviews & Opinions; Choice of Entity Issues; Tax Dispute Resolution; Tax Controversy Representation; Income Tax Planning & Forecasting; Sales & Exchanges of Real Estate; State Tax Nexus & Filing Issues; Cross Border Tax Issues; Tax Return Review & Preparation; Dispositions & Acquisitions of Businesses; and Transactional Tax Planning

    20 years

  2. Business
    Business Planning & Formation; General Corporate Matters; Emerging Business Issues; Business Structuring (Partnerships, S-Corps And Limited Liability Companies); General Corporate Governance; Employer Retirement Accounts (Keogs/SEPs/SIMPLEs/401Ks); Employee Stock Ownership Plans; Business Tax Planning; Succession & Transition; Planning For Business Owners; Business & Commercial Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions

    20 years

  3. Estate planning
    Wills & Testamentary Trusts; Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts; Estate Tax & Asset Planning; Financial Power of Attorney & Health Care Directives; Advance Directives; Business Succession Planning; Estate & Gift Tax; Asset Protection; Beneficiary Representation; Charitable Giving; Tax Return Preparation; Estate & Trust Admin; Generation-Skipping Transfers; Independent Trustee Services; Private Foundations, Family Trusts & Holding Companies

    12 years

Chris is a Tax Attorney, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Financial Expert who specializes in providing advice, guidance, and representation to individuals, professionals, and businesses on a range of tax, legal, and financial matters.

Chris provides a range of services but excels at helping middle-to-high income and net-worth individuals, families, business owners, executives, and professionals, among others, with their advanced to complex needs in the overlapping areas of tax, law, and finance.

His expertise involves providing creative, innovative, and forward-thinking solutions to the range of challenges clients encounter, and regularly entails the identification, planning, and implementation of tax strategies, financial plans, and legal solutions that maximize wealth, minimize liability, limit risk, reduce taxes, and capitalize on favorable state and federal laws.

Chris also works with and helps other professionals in related fields such as financial advisers, accountants, bankers, realtors, insurance brokers, and civil and family law attorneys, among others, where he provides a range of assistance, including reviews, opinions, and assistance on many of the tax, financial, and legal matters that arise with their clients or cases.

Chris is uniquely skilled at providing expert advice, assistance, and support for the many tax, financial, and legal issues that arise in the course of civil litigation, family law, and business transactions, including compromised settlements, divisions of property, real estate transactions, business sales, transfers, acquisitions, dispositions, and dissolutions, among many others.

Prior to law school, Chris worked at multiple Big Four accounting firms, boutique wealth management practices, and several large corporations, providing a range of tax, accounting, and financial consulting work. During law school, he spent three years at public defender offices honing his skills and abilities as a seasoned litigator and negotiator.

As a result of those experiences, Chris has a rare ability to appreciate, understand, and address the dynamic, interconnected, and complex tax, legal, and financial challenges a client faces from a variety of perspectives. Yet, he’s able to refine the complexity of those issues into a simple and understandable manner that clients can easily comprehend that’s not overwhelming.  

Client matters regularly entail competing, contradictive, and overlapping tax, legal, and financial issues that demand a comprehensive understanding and creative approach to the issues at play so the combination of my many backgrounds strategically positions me to take on cases and clients that are poorly suited for other professionals with a singular professional focus.

Additionally, given his diverse skill-sets and backgrounds, Chris is well suited to address the dynamic and complex array of issues that normally require multiple professionals’ time and attention. As a result, Chris’ clients save time and money by avoiding the need to work with multiple professionals on a given matter. 

Furthermore, having one professional address an issue prevents the challenge of competing advice, contradictory guidance, and a general state of confusion resulting from separate professionals weighing in on the same matter.

Licensed for 9 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 10/07/2022
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/04/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/29/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Chris

1400 Van Buren Street
436 E Plainfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI, 53207
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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Nate | June 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I contacted Chris about a confusing backpay tax issue and he quickly called me to explain exactly what was happening and why. I left the phone consultation feeling very confident in the answers and explanations Chris gave me. Chris was extremely professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and friendly and I would not hesitate to refer him to friends and/or family.
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Posted by Lauren | December 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Chris was so great helping me through my questions quickly and efficiently. He was kind and knowledgeable on all aspects of the issue I was having. I spoke with so many that I felt were trying to take advantage of me, and I never once felt that with him. I highly recommend using his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris was a a huge asset in dealing with a tax audit issue. Because of some poor choices on my part, I was dreading an upcoming tax audit. From the initial phone consultation, he he put all my fears at ease. The first topic of the consultation was not his fees and retainer cost, like several other lawyers I contacted. He is knowledgeable in the process, and had previous dealings with the MN Dept. of Revenue. What he told me about the people there was very accurate. Chris is professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He was always readily available. If he didn't answer the phone when I called, he would promptly respond to the voice mail. I would certainly recommend Chris to anyone needing the services he provides.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 255-255 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Tax Attorney & CPA
  • DAEH LAW pllc
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tax Attorney
  • 2015 - 2016
  • CPA
  • Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Business & Tax Consultant
  • DAEH Consulting
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Tax Associate
  • Vogel Consulting
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Kpmg Consulting
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 19th District Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Practice Management and Marketing Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Veterans Affairs Small Business Event
  • Tax, Financial, & Business Planning
  • 2016
  • MN Business Law Institute
  • Strategic Tax Planning & Preparation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Tax Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recommend Chris to anyone in need of tax services. He knows the law and communicates well. I trust his work."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Friend
"Chris is a bright attorney with a knack for creatively obtaining positive client outcomes. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris. He's thorough, knowledgeable, and innovative in his work. He's the attorney I turn to with tax questions for my clients."