Christopher D. Scott

Attorney in McLean, VA

Chris Scott is a member in Gordon, Feinblatt's Tax Practice Group. His practice is primarily focused on advising closely-held businesses and regional public companies regarding business tax issues. He has a depth of experience in structuring partnerships, limited liability company agreements, corporate reorganizations, and corporate acquisitions to maximize tax savings. He also has extensive experience providing legal counsel on international tax law issues, estate planning and administration, and real estate transactions.

Professional and Civic Involvement

· Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section

· Member, Maryland State Bar Association

GFRHH Publications

October 14, 2011, Question: How can I reduce my Maryland state and local real estate taxes?
Christopher Scott

September 2011, Relating to Real Estate - September 2011
Timothy Chriss, David Fishman, Edward Levin, Searle Mitnick, Peter Rosenwald, II, Seth Rotenberg, Neil Schechter, Christopher Scott, William Shaughnessy, Jr., Y. Jeffrey Spatz, Lisa Spitulnik, Danielle Zoller

August 12, 2011, What is the difference between the IRS's classification of an employee and an independent contractor?
Christopher Scott

June 10, 2011, How can the passive activity loss restriction for Federal income tax affect me as a landlord?
Christopher Scott

April 8, 2011, Question: Which taxpayers will be subject to the new 3.8% Medicare Tax on Rents and Gain from Sale of Rental Property?
Christopher Scott

February 11, 2011, Federal Self-Employment Tax Planning
Christopher Scott

December 10, 2010, Question: What is the Individual Alternative Minimum Tax?
Christopher Scott

July 9, 2010, Question: What is the federal self-employment tax and is real estate rental income subject to this tax?
Christopher Scott

June 11, 2010, Question: What is the most tax-advantaged way to structure ownership of closely-held Maryland commercial real estate?
Christopher Scott

April 15, 2010, Question: Can I still avoid Maryland state and local real estate recordation and transfer taxes on my real estate held in an entity by selling the entity instead of conveying the real estate to the purchaser by a deed?
Christopher Scott

August 26, 2009, Maryland Tax Amnesty - Window of Opportunity
Steven Gevarter, Christopher Scott, Y. Jeffrey Spatz

October 17, 2008, Update on Maryland Tax Reform Act of 2007 Additional Tax Reporting For Corporate Groups - October 15, 2008 Deadline Extended to November 29, 2008
Abba David Poliakoff, Christopher Scott

October 9, 2008, Maryland Tax Reform Act of 2007: Additional Tax Reporting For Corporate Groups - October 15, 2008 Deadline
Abba David Poliakoff, Christopher Scott

April 2008, Opportunity in April, 2008 for Tax-Free Transfer of Wealth
Cheri Dorsey, Lowell Herman, Laura Johnson, Christopher Scott, Thomas Sessa, Y. Jeffrey Spatz

Spring 2008, Unrelated Business Income Tax from Captive Medical Practices
Christopher Scott

February 2008, New Requirements for Small Exempt Organizations: Form 990-N (e-Postcard)
Christopher Scott, Y. Jeffrey Spatz, Matthew D. Klaiber

November 2007, Maryland Tax Reform Act of 2007
Christopher Scott, Y. Jeffrey Spatz, Matthew D. Klaiber

Fall 2007, The New IRS Form 990
Christopher Scott

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Areas of Law

  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Partnership and LLC Governance
  • Trusts & Estates


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, Virginia
1996, Maryland
1998, Florida
2001, California (inactive)

Law School Attended

University of Virginia School of Law
Class of 1993

New York University School of Law
Class of 1995

University Attended

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Class of 1990
cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1968

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Christopher D. Scott
 8270 Greensboro Drive, Suite 810,
McLean, VA 22102


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