Henry Chen advises individuals and business entities on a broad range of tax planning and tax controversy matters, federal, state and international. A native of greater Chicago, he received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois (2001) and then worked for several years as an Associate Auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Chicago. He received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in Illinois, also in 2001. After several years at Deloitte, Henry enrolled at Northwestern University Law School, obtaining his law degree there in 2006.
Prior to joining Wood LLP, Henry spent three years working as a Corporate Finance lawyer with DLA Piper LLP in its Chicago and Hong Kong offices. He worked with corporate, partnership, LLC and REIT clients, drafting corporate documents and disclosures, corporate and structured finance documentation and diligence materials, and onshore and offshore real estate enterprises. His work in Hong Kong was in connection with an initial public offering of a Chinese hydroelectric concern.
After pursuing additional LLM tax classes at the University of San Diego, Henry began work as Tax Counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company, also in San Diego. His work was approximately 75% based on tax controversies, entailing protest and refund claim research and drafting. At Hewlett-Packard, Henry had significant responsibilities for large domestic and foreign tax controversies, including transfer pricing, research credits, competent authority requests, advanced pricing agreements, intangible development costs, and numerous other tax issues.
|Member, State Bar of California|
Member, Illinois State Bar
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
| Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2006 |
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Accountancy, 2001
| Client and professional references available upon request.