Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
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: Karen Decker




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Employee Benefits
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
Public Finance
School & Education
School Employment
Tax
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

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
Public Finance
School & Education
School Employment
Tax
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

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 Tribal Nations practice 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 2011-2018
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 Tribal Nations practice 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 2011-2018
PUBLICATIONS




NEWS

CARES Act Update – Important New 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plan Benefits for Employees
April 9, 2020

Payroll Tax Alert: New Benefits Under the CARES Act
April 2, 2020

Payroll Tax Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 26, 2020

Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
November 1, 2017


ARTICLES

Cadillac Tax Repealed and Other Employer ACA Penalties on the Rise!
March/April 2020

2019 Estate Planning Year in Review
December 30, 2019

Affordable Care Act Update
Winter 2019

2018 Estate Planning Year in Review
January 4, 2019

PRESENTATIONS

Maine School Business Officials 6th Annual Law Seminar
October 4, 2019


How to Survive an IRS Audit
January 10, 2018


2017 Year in Review and Holiday Advice
December 6, 2017


Maine School Business Officials 4th Annual Law Seminar
November 9, 2017









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