Tax team move from O’Melveny and Myers to Loeb & Loeb
Loeb & Loeb announced today that Chris Campbell has joined the firm’s Tax Group as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Campbell will be joined by associate Ryan Austin. Campbell and Austin join from O’Melveny and Myers.
Chris Campbell focuses his practice on federal and state tax controversy representations and general state and local tax matters. He has substantial experience handling audits, appeals and refund litigation in connection with income taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, employment taxes, business license taxes and occupancy taxes.
A significant portion of Campbell’s practice has involved advising on the tax consequences of restructuring transactions and handling tax audits and litigation for companies in bankruptcy. In addition, Campbell routinely provides a broad range of federal and state tax advice in connection with commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and entertainment-related corporate work.
Campbell represents a diverse group of clients, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, producers of raw materials, utilities, lenders, television networks, motion picture studios, independent production companies and individuals. He has particular experience with clients in the aviation industry, including aircraft leasing companies, charter companies and managers of fractional programs.
“We have been looking to strategically grow our tax practice in the area of tax controversy and litigation and Chris brings substantial expertise in these areas,” said John T. Frankenheimer, co-chairman of the firm. Co-Chairman Michael Beck added, “We handle a great deal of real estate and entertainment-related tax work, and we’ve built an excellent reputation for providing advice about tax aspects of corporate and financial services. Chris and Ryan and the work they do will fit neatly into our established team here.”
Campbell was previously counsel at O’Melveny & Myers. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan, cum laude. He earned his B.A. in Economics at Dartmouth College.
Austin was previously an associate at O’Melveny & Myers and an extern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Tax Division (2005). He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in Philosophy, cum laude, from the University of Utah.