1551 N. Waterfront Parkway
Wichita, KS 67206-4466
Emerging Small Business
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Venture Capital
EducationUniversity of Florida, LL.M., Taxation (1982)
Christopher M. Hurst, Partner
Mr. Hurst provides income tax minimization strategies for a broad range of business transactions, including formation and restructuring of C corporations, partnerships, S corporations, and limited liability companies, acquisitions and dispositions. He is known for his deep knowledge of all facets of partnership taxation and has worked with and across the table from national law firms located throughout the United States to structure complex partnership agreements for his clients.
Mr. Hurst also negotiates and structures mergers and acquisitions and is adept at structuring, negotiating, and closing rounds of private debt and equity transactions, as well as advising clients on federal and state tax issues in transactional matters. His practice further includes tax due diligence matters and negotiating and drafting relevant tax provisions and tax sharing agreements. Mr. Hurst frequently advises start-ups and early stage companies on matters of governance, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, licensing issues, and executive compensation. His clients include large and mid-size businesses operating in numerous industries, including healthcare, energy, and manufacturing, as well as out-of-state entities engaged in transactions within Kansas.
Mr. Hurst represents individuals, partnerships, corporations, non-profit organizations and other business entities in all stages of tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax departments, from audit through administrative appeal and post–appeals mediation, and at every judicial level. He frequently provides counsel to businesses engaged in interstate commerce, including e-commerce, regarding their multistate income and sales tax obligations. In addition, he serves as the firm’s international tax chair, supplying guidance on the application of United States tax law to United States companies engaged in foreign transactions.
Mr. Hurst was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 and 2017 Wichita Tax “Lawyer of the Year.” He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, which limits its membership to just 700 tax attorneys across the United States. Mr. Hurst has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list.
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