Chad D. Hansen

Chad D. Hansen

Location:
Dayton, Ohio
Phone:
937-608-9464
877-422-0702 (Toll Free)
Fax:
937-223-6705
Email:
 

Chad Hansen serves as Chair of the Tax and Estate Planning Department of Coolidge Wall and practices in the areas of tax, business, and estate planning/probate.  He advises individuals and closely-held businesses on various business transactions and tax issues, and provides advice on business formation, joint venturing, structuring transactions, and tax planning in relation to these transactions.  He frequently helps clients structure the "comings" and "goings" of owners in business separations and restructurings, the purchase or sale of interests in a business, and compensating employees with equity or equity-like interests. 

Chad has assisted a number of charitable organizations gain tax-exempt status or navigate tricky tax or organizational issues.  He also represents clients in tax controversies with state and federal taxing authorities, including assisting clients in audits, protests, and tax collection matters.

Chad's accomplishments include being listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2016-2017).  Only 4% of attorneys in the country receive Best Lawyers recognition.

Outside of work, Chad enjoys coaching youth sports and spending time with his wife and three sons.

Community Service

 

·        Volunteer, Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyer’s Project – pro bono tax cases, 2011-present

·         Volunteer, U.S. Tax Court Pro Bono Program

·         Volunteer, Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee, 2012

·         Volunteer, NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, Indianapolis 2015

·         Beavercreek Football Club, Treasurer 2009-2012, President 2013, 2014, 2015

·         Beavercreek City Schools Ambassador, 2012-2014

·         Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Dayton Chapter, 2007-2012

·         Dayton Bar Association, Tax and Business Law Committee Chair, 2004-2006

·         Volunteer, Small Business Development Center, 2003-2007

 

Presentations

 

·         “Interpreting Essential Documents To Build Your Case," NBI: Partnership and Shareholder Disputes From Start to Finish, June 24, 2015

·         Legal Issues in Starting Your Own Business” Warren County SBDC, April 22, 2015

·         “Legal Issues in Starting Your Own Business” Warren County SBDC, January 7, 2015

·         “Legal Issues in Starting Your Own Business” Warren County SBDC, October 1, 2014

·         “Tax Exempt Organizations – Start to Finish” MTSO Community Organization Seminar, September 20, 2014 (Delaware, OH)

·         “Legal Issues in Starting Your Own Business” Warren County SBDC, July 9, 2014

·         “Tax Credits for Real Estate Investors and Developers” NAIOP, March 19, 2014

·         “Tax Exempt Organizations – Start to Finish” MTSO Community Organization Seminar, March 13, 2014 (Delaware, OH)

·         “LLC or Inc.?”  NBI, November 7, 2013 (Cincinnati, OH)

·         “State Tax Issues for Nonprofits”  Ohio State Bar Association’s Nonprofit Law Seminar, April 5, 2013 (Columbus, OH)

·         “Employment Tax Disputes – What’s New?” Tax Controversy Forum III, October 19, 2011 (Dayton, OH), October 26, 2011 (Columbus, OH)

·         “State Tax Issues for Nonprofits”  Ohio State Bar Association’s Nonprofit Law Seminar, May 27, 2011 (Columbus, OH)

·         “Essential  Business Agreements” SCORE, November 12, 2010 (Dayton, OH).

·         “Small Business Legal Toolkit” Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, October 20, 2010 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Worker Classification and Employment Tax Audits” Tax Controversy Forum II, October 7, 2010 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Trust Fund Penalty Cases” Tax Controversy Forum, November 3, 2009 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Choice of Business Entity” New Lawyer’s Training, February 20, 2009 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Choice of Business Entity” CFMA, January 15, 2009 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Hot Topics for Partnerships and LLCs” Ohio MegaTax Conference, December 10, 2008 (Columbus, OH)

·         “Compensation Strategies for Closely-Held Companies” QuantumLegal Seminars, October 28, 2008 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Issues with Joint Ventures” Minority Business Contractor’s Association, August 26, 2008 (Cincinnati, OH)

·         “Limited Liability Companies” QuantumLegal Seminars, May 15, 2008 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Choice of Business Entity” New Lawyer’s Training, February 29, 2008 (Dayton, OH)

·         “S Corporations” Lorman Seminars, December 14, 2007 (Cincinnati, OH)

·         “Choice of Business Entity” Idaho State Bar, January 17, 2007 (Boise, ID)

·         “Fundamentals of Capital Accounts” Lorman’s Selected Partnership Tax Issues, National Webinar, September 21, 2006

·         “Tax-Exempt Organizations” Lorman Seminars, June 13, 2006 (Boise, ID)

·         “Work Privilege in Tax Cases” Ohio Society of CPAs, 2005 (Dayton, OH)

·         “Bankruptcy Case Update” Idaho State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Meeting 2000 (Couer D’Alene, ID)

·         “Bankruptcy Case Update” Idaho State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Meeting 1999 (Couer D’Alene, ID)

·         “Bankruptcy Case Update” Idaho State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Meeting 1998 (Couer D’Alene, ID)

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Business
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997
  • Idaho
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M. - 2001
    • Major: Tax
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • Custom Tailor Your Operating Agreement to Fit Your Business, Dayton B2B, January, 2008
  • Choice of Entity for Business and Investment Real Estate – Avoid a “Water Landing”, Dayton Bar Briefs, June, 2007
  • The IRS Wins! So Why is Everyone Cheering?, Dayton Bar Briefs, August, 2007
  • Self-Directed IRA: Learning from Home Improvement, Dayton Bar Briefs, March, 2005
  • IRS Sharpening its Teeth in Face of Falling Tax Revenues, Dayton B2B, September, 2009
  • If You Own Your Own Company, Make Sure Your Pay Makes Sense to IRS, Dayton B2B, April, 2009
  • Finding the Right Fit, Dayton B2B, August, 2008
  • Fight or Flight -- The Significance of Ohio Residency a Ring of Confusion, Dayton B2B, April, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • Dayton Bar Association, Member
  • Idaho Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association