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1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200, Seattle, Washington, US 98154
(206) 689-2161

Professional Experience

Chris focuses his practice in the areas of business and tax law.  Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Chris was an associate at another Seattle law firm, focusing on business transactions and tax controversies.  Chris delivers a broad range of transactional legal services to individuals, family-owned businesses, and closely held corporations.  He counsels businesses throughout their lifecycle, from formation, corporation governance, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, to reorganizations, asset and equity transfers, and sale. Chris also represents clients in matters with the Internal Revenue Service, Washington State Department of Revenue, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Chris grew up in Shanghai, China.  He moved to the U.S. for his undergraduate degree at Purdue University.  Chris earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his LL.M in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family and friends.

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Bar, 2016


  • Mandarin