Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



CHRISTOPHER G. STEVENSON

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207.253.0515 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Sue Sheloske




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Employee Benefits
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
Indian Law
Indian Nations Labor & Employment
Public Finance
School & Education
School Employment
Tax

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

University of Vermont, B.S., 2001


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
United States Tax Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine Bar Association

Maine Society of CPAs



PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Employee Benefits
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
Indian Law
Indian Nations Labor & Employment
Public Finance
School & Education
School Employment
Tax

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

University of Vermont, B.S., 2001


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
United States Tax Court

MEMBERSHIPS

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 member of the firm’s Indian law group and regularly advises tribes on all types of federal, state, and tribal tax matters, including the establishment of tax-qualified general welfare programs, compliance with the ACA, and implementation of tribal tax ordinances. Chris also advises tribes with respect to carrying out purchased referred care programs of IHS under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

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.

While at the University of Maine School of Law, Chris was awarded the Honorable Daniel E. Wathen Legal Writing Prize (Best Petitioner's Brief in Beard v. Banks) and was awarded the Kenneth Clegg Memorial Writing Award from the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association for his article, "Maine's Dynasty Trust Statute: the Product of an Informed Judgment?", which has been published in the Maine Bar Journal. At graduation, Chris received an Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for his work in the area of tax law.


AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Tax, Employee Benefits, Rising Star 2011-2016
PUBLICATIONS

  • 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


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 member of the firm’s Indian law group and regularly advises tribes on all types of federal, state, and tribal tax matters, including the establishment of tax-qualified general welfare programs, compliance with the ACA, and implementation of tribal tax ordinances. Chris also advises tribes with respect to carrying out purchased referred care programs of IHS under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

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.

While at the University of Maine School of Law, Chris was awarded the Honorable Daniel E. Wathen Legal Writing Prize (Best Petitioner's Brief in Beard v. Banks) and was awarded the Kenneth Clegg Memorial Writing Award from the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association for his article, "Maine's Dynasty Trust Statute: the Product of an Informed Judgment?", which has been published in the Maine Bar Journal. At graduation, Chris received an Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for his work in the area of tax law.


AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Tax, Employee Benefits, Rising Star 2011-2016
PUBLICATIONS




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January 1, 2016

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ARTICLES

2017 Estate Planning Year in Review
January 2, 2018

2016 Estate Planning Year in Review
January 1, 2017

IRS Issues Guidance on Cash in Lieu of Health Insurance and the ACA
Winter 2016

Big Changes in Health Insurance for Schools that are “Small Employers”
Fall 2015


PRESENTATIONS

Three Laws Employers Frequently Violate Without Knowing It
September 6, 2017


Essential IRS Compliance Issues for Tribal HR
April 4, 2017


ACA Update - IRS 1095-C Reporting Refresher, the Future of the ACA and Other Updates for Maine and New Hampshire Schools
December 14, 2016





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