Chris Compton’s practice involves federal income tax aspects of financial transactions, with a focus on tax-advantaged bonds. Chris’s experience includes counseling on federal income tax attributes of financing public infrastructure, educational facilities, public power, public-private partnership projects, sports facilities, sustainable and clean energy facilities, community development projects including tax increment financings (TIFs), special districts, manufacturers, project finance and economic development projects.
Chris is a member of the Winstead’s Public Finance Practice Group and has primary responsibility for the firm’s federal income tax compliance and opinions on tax-exempt obligations. Chris also supports Winstead’s Sports Business & Public Venues and Real Estate Development & Investment Practice Groups, providing tax-efficient solutions to complex transactions.
Chris is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.
Chris also represents developers, investors, landowners and Opportunity Zone Businesses on the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive program, which is designed to encourage community development in economically distressed communities. He counsels clients in understanding and navigating the complexities of Opportunity Zone incentives. Chris is a frequent speaker on the subject, including meetings of the Council of Development Finance Agencies, Dallas Bar Association, Urban Land Institute and the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference.