Cris K. O'Neall

Cris K. O’Neall focuses his practice on ad valorem property tax and assessment counseling and litigation (appeal hearings and trials). For 25 years, he has represented a variety of California taxpayers in equalization proceedings before county assessment appeals boards, the State Board of Equalization, the Superior Court, the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.

The clients Cris has served include owners of oil and gas fields, shopping centers and anchor department stores, power plants, airport concessions, jet aircraft port terminals, sanitary landfills, aerospace manufacturing facilities, hotels, entertainment venues and theme parks, golf courses, oil refineries, pipelines, billboards, hospitals and assisted living facilities, manufacturing and food-processing facilities, and quarries and service stations. He has also testified before the Los Angeles County Superior Court as an expert witness on property tax matters.

Since 1998, Cris has taught nearly forty one-day courses on California property taxation to accountants, attorneys, real estate professionals, corporate executives, bank trust officers and property tax representatives. He has also published articles on property taxation in Real Estate Southern California, National Real Estate Investor, real estate industry publications, Cal-Tax Digest, a publication of the California Taxpayers Association, The Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, Property Tax Alert, Commercial Property Executive, Western Real Estate Business and Seniors Housing Business.

As a member of the California Bar Association's State and Local Tax Committee, Cris helped draft property tax regulations and legislation relating to local equalization procedures and revisions to the Assessors’ Handbook which were subsequently adopted by the California State Board of Equalization. In addition, he has organized, chaired and spoken at American Bar Association / Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) Advanced Property Tax Seminars and the IPT Property Tax Symposium.

Cris has also spoken on property taxation before the California Taxpayer’s Association, Western States Petroleum Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Property Tax Counsel (APTC), and other professional organizations.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Tax, 2) Tax - State and Local and 3) Litigation and appeals
Law School University of California at Los Angeles (J.D.,1986)
Education Claremont McKenna College (B.A.,1982)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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