Chris Younger is a nationally recognized aviation and tax attorney providing advice and counsel supporting clients' acquisition, operation, and disposition of new and used business aircraft and fractional aircraft interests.
Chris counsels clients regarding the negotiation, and review of aircraft co-ownership, management, leasing, financing, and charter operation structures, including related documentation, tax planning and aviation regulatory compliance.
Chris performs comprehensive and interdisciplinary analyses of federal income tax, federal excise tax, and state sales and use tax issues affecting HCH clients’ acquisitions, dispositions, ownership, and operations of business aircraft.
Chris also represents HCH clients in connection with federal and state tax audits, including review and appeal of tax assessments. He works closely with clients well before a tax audit begins to ensure that they are compliant with all requirements they must meet to fully support their positions relating both to tax deductions and tax payment obligations that emanate from business aviation activities.
HCH Legal, LLC
September 2023 - present
Crowell & Moring
February 2021 - September 2023
GKG Law, LLC
February 2011 - February 2021
May 2010 - February 2011
Law Offices of Christopher B. Younger
June 2009 - February 2011
January 2008 - June 2009
State of Maryland
Legislative Counsel, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly
Hon. Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman, Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, 1997-1998
Awards / Affiliations
Chambers & Partners, High Net Worth Guide, Global-wide Private Aircraft Attorneys, 2023
Board Member, Treasurer, Greater Washington Business Aircraft Association, 2022 - present
Member, Tax Committee, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
New York University School of Law
LL.M., Taxation, 2003
Rutgers Law School
Juris Doctor, 1997
HSB Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences
Mount St. Mary's University
BA, International Studies, Political Science, German, 1990
Member, Maryland Bar
Member, D.C. Bar
Member, NY Bar
Member, NJ Bar
US Tax Court