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Chris Luna

Partner - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Chris Luna is a partner in MSK's Tax practice group. He is an experienced attorney with an extensive background in corporate, international, and partnership taxation, with a particular focus on domestic and international structuring for transactional tax matters.

Chris represents a diverse clientele consisting of public and private corporations, private equity firms, other pass-through entities and individuals. He has provided invaluable tax planning and transactional guidance to clients operating in various industries, with a particular emphasis on the technology, entertainment and financial services sectors. His knowledge extends across the entire business lifecycle, from assisting startups and seed-stage companies to advising well-established blue-chip enterprises. Chris has successfully navigated clients through critical stages such as entity formation, capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and exit.

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Mexican American Bar Association

Other Career Experience

  • Of Counsel, Foster Garvey PC
  • Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Associate, Buchalter
  • Tax Manager, International Tax Services, PwC
  • Associate, Baker McKenzie LLP




  • U.S. Tax Court, 2023
  • Oregon, 2023
  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2010


Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, LL.M in Taxation (with honors), 2011

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2010

Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. Computer Science, 2007

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