- Employment & Labor
- Health Care
- Public Finance
- School & Education
- Tribal Nations Practice Group
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
University of Vermont, B.S., 2001
Bar & Court Admissions
- United States Tax Court
- Maine Bar Association
- Maine Society of CPAs
Chris Stevenson is a member of the Business Services Group, practicing primarily in the areas of tax and employee benefits law. Chris is also a certified public accountant and, prior to attending law school, spent four years in public accounting. Chris regularly advises businesses on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and general business transactions. Chris also regularly represents individuals and businesses before the IRS, as well as state taxing authorities.
Chris has extensive experience advising businesses, nonprofits, Indian tribes and public employers on all aspects of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, health plans, and other employee benefit arrangements. Chris also regularly assists employers in drafting retirement plan and health plan documents, as well as counseling employers through the IRS and DOL’s retirement plan voluntary correction programs.
Chris is a frequent speaker at the local and national level on various tax and employee benefit topics. Chris enjoys discussing complicated tax and employee benefits topics in plain language that is understandable and beneficial to non-tax lawyers.
- New England Super Lawyers, Tax, Employee Benefits, Rising Star 2011-2018
- Author, “Maine’s Dynasty Trust Statute: the Product of an Informed Judgment?”, Maine Bar Journal
- Author, “Application of §105(h) Nondiscrimination Rules to Fully Insured Health Plans”, National School Board Association Inquiry and Analysis