December 15, 2017

Chris G. Chipain



Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), 1991


Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude), Accounting, 1988
Graduated First in Class, College of Business Administration, and with highest G.P.A. among graduating seniors (4.0 on a 4.0 scale) CPA, 1988


1997 – Present
Richard M. Colombik & Associates, PC
Emphasis on closely held entity transactions, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, trusts, proprietorships and real estate transfers. Analysis of entity level taxation, individual taxation, estate taxation, multiple entity structures, Internal Revenue Service defense, state taxation defense including all types of income, sales, and other tax liabilities. Work as part of tax planning team to help clients on techniques and methods to reduce their overall level of combined taxation. Extensive experience in income tax planning and analysis.


1995 – Present

Solo Practitioner, Elmhurst, Illinois
General practice, employment law, and minor commercial litigation.


1992 – 1995 

Solo Practitioner, Scottsdale, Arizona
Specialized in July 1995 securities and commercial litigation.


1991 – 1992 

Peterson & Ross, Chicago, Illinois
First Year Associate. Specialized in accountants’ liability, securities and commercial litigation.


Member Illinois Bar, 1991 – Present

Member U.S. District Federal Court, Chicago, 1991 – Present

Member Arizona Bar, 1993 – Present

Member U.S. District Federal Court, Phoenix, 1993 – Present

Member of American Bar Association, 1991 – Present

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1988 – Present

Member Illinois CPA Society, 1988 – Present

1987 Wayne Brown Award Scholarship Winner

Professional Advisory Board Scholar, School of Accountancy, 1987 – 1988

Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, 1986 – 1988

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1986 – 1988

Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, 1985

Golden Key National Honor Society, 1986 – 1988

National Collegiate Business Awards Winner, 1987 – 1988

United States Achievement Academy Award Winner, 1987

Outstanding College Students of America, 1987

Arizona State University’s “Admission With Distinction Award”, 1984

Arizona State University College of Business Administration Dean’s List, 1984 – 1988

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