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About Christopher Housh

Managing Partner

Christopher P. Housh

Email housh.tax.law@gmail.com

Phone 510-593-9069


With over 20 years of experience, Chris Housh is tax attorney with a proven track record of successfully negotiating resolutions for clients facing complex tax issues with the IRS and state taxing authorities. He is adept at developing customized strategies tailored to individual client needs, resulting in substantial savings and favorable outcomes. A strong advocate for small business owners, dedicated to providing comprehensive tax solutions that enhance understanding and mitigate future challenges. Chris represents clients in state and federal courts, offering practical tax advice on tax planning, tax compliance, tax controversy and tax debt resolution, entity formation, and business growth strategies.

Prior to forming Housh Tax Law, PC, Chris was the head of the tax controversy and resolution practice group of a prominent Bay Area tax law firm where he mentored fellow attorneys and was responsible for case strategy of hundreds of tax matters.

Besides his roll-up-his-sleeves attitude, what sets Chris apart is that he is both a practicing tax attorney and an Enrolled Agent.  A tax attorney who is also an Enrolled Agent offers superior tax advocacy due to their dual expertise. Enrolled Agents (EAs) are tax experts authorized to represent clients before the IRS, handling collections, appeals, audits, and tax preparation.   Tax attorneys bring legal knowledge and can handle complex legal aspects of tax issues.  This integrated approach enhances their ability to resolve tax problems efficiently for individuals and businesses.

In his free time, Chris enjoys talking and watching baseball with his son.  They are avid San Francisco Giants Fans and Oakland Athletic Fans.   He also enjoys live music, film study, and collecting wine. 


Golden Gate University Law School, Juris Doctorate
San Francisco, CA 

Webster University, BA, World Literature
St. Louis, MO


State Bar of California

Internal Revenue Service

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of California 

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

US District Courts of California (all)

US Tax Court

Federal Court of Claims

Honors & Presentations

Super Lawyers 

Rising Star Honoree (2022, 2023)


Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents**

President: 2020 through 2023



NBI (National Business Institute)

  Cryptocurrency Law, National Business Institute (2022)

State and Local Tax Compliance Issues and Winding Down Business Considerations, Golden Gate University School of Law Journal (2021)

New Standards in Local IRS Collection Negotiations, Golden Gate and North Bay Chapters of Enrolled Agents Society, (2018)

Offers in Compromise, Best Practices for Success, Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents, (2015)

Offers in Compromise, Best Practices for Success, Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents, (2015)

Form 1099 Reporting, Lorman Education for Tax Professionals (2012) 

Podcast Guest: Practical Tax, episodes 17, 18, 21, and 22

Practice Areas
  • Tax Controversy & Disputes
  • Cryptocurrency Tax Practice
  • Business Services Formation & Compliance