Chris M. Bauer

Chris Bauer is a Florida native who grew up just outside of Orlando. Chris earned his B.S. in Agricultural Business from the University of Florida, his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Chris joined Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball in 2022.

Chris practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, asset protection planning, taxation, exempt organizations, and general corporate matters.

Outside of Fisher Tousey, Chris enjoys the Florida Gators, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the outdoors, sports, traveling, giving back to his community, and most importantly, spending time with his family and friends. Chris lives in Ponte Vedra with his wife, Diana, son, Danny, and yellow lab, Ryder.

Work Experience

Advise and counsel clients regarding estate planning strategies that help achieve their personal and family goals in a transfer tax efficient manner.

Advise and counsel clients regarding asset protection strategies to help protect family wealth.

Advise and counsel fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding probate and trust administrations.

Advise and counsel Tax Exempt Organizations regarding organization, structure, and compliance with tax laws.

Advise and counsel business owners regarding general corporate matters.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning


Trust Administration

Asset Protection

Exempt Organizations


Education & Credentials

University of Florida (LL.M. in Taxation, Magna Cum Laude, 2019)

Stetson University College of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 2018)

University of Florida (B.S., 2014)

Bar Admissions



Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar

Tax Section of the Florida Bar

Jacksonville Bar Association

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