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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


Senior Counsel

Crowell & Moring
February 2021 - September 2023


February 2011 - February 2021


General Counsel

iHire, LLC

May 2010 - February 2011



Law Offices of Christopher B. Younger

June 2009 - February 2011


Ober Kaler

January 2008 - June 2009

State of Maryland

​Legislative Counsel, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly



Judicial Clerk
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

Bremen, 1991

Mount St. Mary's University

BA, International Studies, Political Science, German, 1990

Bar Memberships

Member, Maryland Bar

Member, D.C. Bar

Member, NY Bar

Member, NJ Bar

US Tax Court

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