Christopher "Tyler" Ball focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions; general business law; federal, state, and local taxation; and estate planning. Tyler is a member of the Firm's Business Department, where he primarily focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general business law, taxation, and estate planning. Tyler routinely advises clients on tax and business matters, including the organization of for-profit entities, the provision of strategic and general counseling to ongoing businesses, and the representation of businesses and their owners in connection with many types of transactions. His representative experience with mergers and acquisitions and general counseling includes the representation of public and private companies engaged in manufacturing, automotive sales and financing, transportation, oil services, financial transactions, large-scale commercial landscaping, commercial and industrial HVAC design, maintenance, and installation, IT and cloud-based solutions service and infrastructure sales, foodservice, and retail sales of various consumer goods, among others. Tyler also regularly assists clients with income and estate tax planning, including business succession planning for closely-held enterprises. He also has experience representing clients' interests in tax-related disputes at the federal, state, and local levels.