Christopher Klug

Christopher Klug

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  • Tax Law, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Virginia
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Biography

Christopher M. Klug is the co-founder of Basswood Counsel (formerly Klug Counsel PLLC). He represents clients with domestic and international taxation, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and domestic and international estate planning needs.

Chris has extensive experience working with companies with domestic and international income tax planning. This work includes inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions and other transactional tax matters. As a former tax professor, Chris has a strong background in subchapter C and S corporate taxation and partnership taxation and uses this knowledge to develop tax strategies for clients. Chris represents companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, joint ventures, real estate funds, and family offices.

He represents clients in tax audits and controversies and has experience resolving complex tax disputes.

He also represents clients with domestic and international private wealth planning. He provides comprehensive estate planning for individuals, couples, and family businesses. Chris has extensive experience in advising clients with dual or multiple nationalities, especially those living outside the US, and their families with their unique estate planning challenges. This also includes representation of clients on the unique tax considerations and opportunities for individuals and families immigrating to the US.

Chris has presented on US inbound/outbound taxation, US informational filings, taxation of US persons, and estate planning to accountants and other professionals. Chris is the author of a number of published articles on international taxation.

Practice Areas
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Illinois
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Maryland
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Michigan
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New York
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Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Founder
Basswood Counsel (formerly Klug Counsel)
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Handles matters in the area of international tax and compliance, domestic tax planning, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and taxation, international and domestic estate planning, and estate and trust administration.
Founder and Principal
CK Tax Services LLC
- Current
Handles matters in the area of international tax and compliance, domestic tax planning, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and taxation, international and domestic estate planning, and estate and trust administration.
Managing Partner DC
BurgherGray LLP
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Handles matters in the area of international tax and compliance, domestic tax planning, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, cross-border transactions and taxation, international and domestic estate planning, and estate and trust administration.
Partner
CKR LAW LLP Global Presence. Local Expertise.
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Handles matters in the area of international tax and compliance, domestic tax planning, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, cross-border transactions and taxation, and international and domestic estate planning.
Founder
Klug Law Office PLLC
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Handles matters in the area of international tax and compliance, domestic tax planning, tax controversy, corporate/business planning, cross-border transactions and taxation, international and domestic estate planning, and estate and trust administration.
Education
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2009)
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Michigan State University
J.D. (2007) | Corporate
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Michigan State University
B.A. (2004) | General Business Administration – Prelaw
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Controlled Foreign Corporations and Subpart F Income
Foreign Corporations and Form 5471 Compliance
Foreign Disregarded Entities, Foreign Partnerships, and Check-the-Box Planning Opportunities
Foreign Tax Credits
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
United States Tax Compliance and Tax Planning for US Executives or Investors Residing Outside the US
Websites & Blogs
Website
Basswood Counsel
Website
CK Tax Services LLC
Website
Praestans Global
Contact & Map
Basswood Counsel
2000 K Street
NW Suite 525
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 980-4788
Fax: (202) 217-4450
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our office is closed during U.S. and major holidays. Please reach out to the team via email and we will get to your message the next business day. Thank you.