Christopher A. Wilson

Christopher A. Wilson

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
511 Union Street
Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

Direct Work Phone: 615-850-6125
FAX: 615-244-6804

Professional Experience:

After graduating from law school, Mr. Wilson served as a law clerk for the Honorable David R. Farmer with the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section from 2005 to 2006. After completing his Master of Laws in Taxation at the University of Florida, Mr. Wilson joined the State and Local Tax Group at Waller Lansden in the Fall of 2007.

Practice Focus:

Mr. Wilson practices primarily in the area of state and local tax controversy and state tax planning. His experience focuses on Tennessee sales and use tax, franchise and excise tax, property tax, and business tax, and he has assisted in the representation of various business entities in challenging tax assessments as well as in seeking tax refunds. Mr. Wilson also provides multi-state tax analysis for various business transactions in areas such as Nexus, tax apportionment, tax exemptions, transferee liability and voluntary disclosure agreements.

Representative cases include:
  • Co-Counsel: Bristol Motor Speedway, LLC v. Chumley, Davidson Chancery No. 07-40-III

  • Co-Counsel: CAO Holdings, Inc. v. Trost, 333 S.W.3d 73 (Tenn. 2010)

  • Co-Counsel: Represented Telescripps Cable Company in litigation involving application of Tennessee sales tax exemption to cable set-top boxes and remote controls

  • Amicus: Filed Amicus on behalf of Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Bellsouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation v. Chumley, M2008-01929-SC-R11-CV

  • Current representation of multiple clients on cost of performance, nexus and doing business requirements of Tennesee franchise/excise tax

    Administrative Law:

    Chris has also represented taxpayers in property tax disputes with local assessors, in administrative law judge proceedings, and before the Assessment Appeals Commission and State Board of Equalization. Representative matters include:

  • Co-Counsel: Premier Global Production, Inc. v. Tennessee State Board of Equalization (Tax Year 2008)

  • Co-Counsel: Nashcom Productions, Inc. v. Tennessee State Board of Equalization (Tax Years 2009-2010)

  • Co-Counsel: Goodman Manufacturing Company, LP v. Tennessee State Board of Equalization (Tax Years 2007-2009)

  • Mr. Wilson is also currently representing clients in matters involving a timber land valuation dispute, as well as a dispute regarding the proper valuation of installed tangible personal property.
  • Education:

    B.S., magna cum laude, Political Science; B.S., magna cum laude, Communications, University of Tennessee-Martin, 2002
    J.D., magna cum laude, University of Memphis, 2005
    LL.M., University of Florida, 2007

    Professional and Community Activities:

    Member, Nashville, Tennessee and Kentucky Bar Associations
    Member, Nashville Bar Association

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    United Way

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