Chris practices property tax law, where he uses his expertise with large data sets and statistical analysis to resolve complex valuation problems in commercial real estate.
Chris is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Property Tax Appeals and Litigation Groups. He represents local, state and national clients in the area of property taxation before the Minnesota Tax Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court. His property tax experience includes a wide variety of commercial, retail, industrial and utility properties in cases posing a full range of complex legal and valuation issues. He employs rigorous legal, financial and mathematical analysis to the unique circumstances of each client. He also has considerable experience with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act as it relates to the interests of property owners and other private parties.
Chris also has significant experience in public law, including election and political law. He has represented numerous campaigns and candidates in recounts, contests and other election litigation and has counseled campaigns, political parties and political consultants on a variety of compliance issues.
Prior to joining Fredrikson, Chris worked for the South Dakota Department of Corrections, where he helped develop the statistical modeling for the state’s parole risk-assessment system.