Christopher M. Sove, Esq., LL.M.


Christopher+M.jpg

Chris Sove leverages his creativity, analytical aptitude, and extensive knowledge of current law to develop individually tailored estate planning and asset protection strategies for his clients. He has a particular passion for planning that helps his clients preserve their hard-earned assets for their children and other chosen beneficiaries instead of nursing homes, the IRS, and leaches playing the lawsuit lottery, hoping to strike it rich at his clients’ expense. 

Chris’s academic background includes a B.A./B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, followed by a J.D. and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation, both from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  He is an author in his field with over 50 publications to his credit and has served both as an adjunct professor of taxation at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s International Tax & Financial Services Graduate Program and as the program’s Publication Director.

Chris and his daughter, Eva, are residents of Kettering, Ohio. They moved to the Miami Valley from San Diego, California. Despite missing the California weather, they’re proud to call Dayton home! They love its numerous parks, the Dayton Art Institute, the Boonshoft  Museum of Discovery and The Black Box Improv Theater on Third Street, where Chris has performed in long-form improv comedy shows. He also has a blue belt in Brazlian Jiu Jitsu and competes in submission grappling competitions. 

Chris has the compassion needed to understand your family’s unique needs, the creativity to find practical solutions to meet those needs, and the experience to implement your chosen plan. His mission is to help his clients prepare estate planning and business documents that reduce the stress of life’s ups and downs and the challenges that arise from those transitions.

 


Publications

US Income Taxation

Accounting Periods, Chapter 13, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2010), 128 pp.

Depreciation, Chapter 23A, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2010), 400 pp.

Depletion and Other Deductions Related to Natural Resources Chapter 24, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2009), 213 pp.

Business Expenses: Deductible or Capitalizable, Ch. 25, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2009), 350pp.

Deduction of Expenses for Production of Income, Ch. 25A, Mertens Law of Federal Income taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2010), 86pp.

Alimony and Divorce, Ch. 31A, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2008), 275+ pp.

Nonresident Aliens & Foreign Corps, Ch. 45, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2008), 350 pp.

Income Tax Returns and Disclosure, Ch. 47, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2008), 300+ pp.

Claims for Refund, Ch. 58, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation: Treatise and Rulings, West Publishing (2008), 250 pp.

International Business & Taxation

India chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (2009).

Singapore chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (2009).

International Trust & Company Laws (Wealth Management and Tax Planning), Kluwer Law International (2011), 27 chapters, including:

Introduction to Company Law,  Malta, Vanuatu, Introduction to Agency, Jersey, Delaware (U.S.A), Singapore, Belize, Nevada, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, Isle of Man, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, TCI, Dominica, Australia, Guernsey, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Anguilla, Cook Islands, and Seychelles.

Tax Impact of Health Care Reform, Developments & Highlights, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation (May 2010).

Complying with FBAR and the Dire Consequences of Not, Developments & Highlights, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation (April 2010).

Too Good to Be True? Tax Consequences of Stranger-Owned Life Insurance, Developments & Highlights, Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation (December 2009).

A Commentary on Obama’s International Tax Proposals, LexisNexis’ Emerging Issues (June 2009) (unnamed author).

Editor

Brazil chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (2009) (unnamed editor).

Russia chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (unnamed editor).

Japan chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (unnamed editor).

St. Kitts & Nevis chapter, Global E-Business Law & Taxation, Oxford University Press (unnamed editor).

 Research Assistant

Ellen Waldman, Mediation Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Jossey-Bass (2011).

Ellen Waldman, Restorative Justice and the Pre-conditions for Grace: Taking Victim's Needs Seriously, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (2007).

Ellen Waldman, What Do We Tell the Children?, Capital University Law Review (2006).