Chris Blackwell

Manager | Deloitte

512-226-4645

Chris Blackwell is a Manager in Deloitte’s Austin, Texas office and specializes in indirect taxation.

Chris provides a broad array of tax consulting, advisory, and compliance services, including audit defense and mitigation, tax refund prosecution, controversy representation, and settlement and voluntary self-disclosure negotiation.


Prior to Deloitte, Chris spent nine years in New York practicing commercial litigation and international arbitration, primarily in the energy, natural resources, financial services, and capital markets sectors. After moving back to Austin, he joined the Texas Comptroller as a hearings attorney, where he worked for four years. Before departing the Comptroller he

served as the Comptroller’s tax litigation counsel. Chris’ practice with the Comptroller involved sales and use, franchise, and severance taxes, predominantly defending eight- and nine-figure refund claims.

Among other achievements, Chris has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (top 2.5% of attorneys under age 45) in New York.