Chris K. Robinson has more than 30 years of experience in real estate tax reduction, ad valorem property taxation and property assessment appeals in America's Western states. Over the past 25 years, Robinson has helped to pass legislation to protect taxpayer rights and provide clarity on complex property tax valuation issues.
Since founding Property Tax Analytics in 1987, Robinson has gained a reputation for integrity as an accomplished litigator before the Oregon Tax Court and the Oregon Supreme Court. Robinson was a member of the legislative work group that wrote the special assessment legislation for affordable housing (ORS 308.701, et seq) enacted by the 2001 Oregon Legislature. He also helped write legislation (HB 2659) in 2005 that clarified the eligibility period for a property tax refund in Oregon. He has worked with the 2007-08 Washington State Legislature on the approval of HB 1450, providing for the property valuation of low-income rental housing. Robinson has extensive experience working with the California, Washington, Nevada and Arizona state boards of tax appeals and boards of equalization.
Robinson is a current member of Associated Oregon Industries (AOI), the Association of Washington Business, CoreNet Global, the Institute of Property Taxation (IPT), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He is an affiliate of the Appraisal Institute. Robinson is also a member of the Corporate Counsel, Real Estate, Land Use, and Taxation sections of the Oregon State Bar.
An active speaker and published author of legal articles, Robinson's update on ad valorem taxation for the 2003 Continuing Legal Education Cumulative Supplement published by the Oregon State Bar. He has also taught courses in real estate law at Portland Community College, and lectures on property tax assessment issues.
Robinson is a licensed real estate broker and has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and a doctor of Jurisprudence from Lewis & Clark Law School.