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Christopher A. Wilson

Attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville, Tennessee
Christopher Wilson is Partner in the Office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. He practices in the area of state and local taxation and state tax planning. He represents business entities before administrative bodies and state courts in matters involving sales and use tax, franchise and excise tax, business tax and property tax.
Chris provides clients with multistate tax analysis in areas such as nexus, tax apportionment, exemptions, transferee liability and voluntary disclosure. He is also a contributing writer to the ABA Property Tax Deskbook. In 2012 he was recognized by Nashville Post Law Leaders Rising List.
Chris has a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, University of Memphis; LL.M. degree, University of Florida; B.S. degree in political science and B.S. degree in communications, magna cum laude (both), University of Tennessee-Martin.

About Me

What is the main focus of your practice?
I practice primarily in the areas of state and local tax controversy and planning as well as probate and estate administration, trusts, and conservatorships.
What are some recognizable representative clients?
My representative experience includes successfully representing a landmark entertainment venue in challenging a Tennessee’s business tax assessment on the sale of intangibles; assisting a consumer products manufacturer in its successful challenge of the application of sales tax to aircraft purchases and leases; successfully representing numerous clients in real and personal property tax disputes; and successfully representing a cable television company in litigation involving the application of a Tennessee sales tax exemption to cable set-top boxes and remote controls.


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Association Position
Council on State Taxation Member
Institute for Professionals in Taxation Member
Nashville Bar Association Member
Kentucky Bar Association Member
Tennessee Bar Association Member
American Bar Association (including Section of Taxation) Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of Tennessee at Martin B.S. 2002
University of Florida LL.M. 2007
The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law J.D. 2005
University of Tennessee at Martin B.S. 2002

Contact Information

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

511 Union St Ste 2700
Nashville, TN 37219