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Chase R. Waters


Chase focuses his practice on federal income tax matters as they relate to business, financing, and mergers and acquisition transactions. He has experience with federal tax issues arising from transactions for both public and private corporations, partnerships, real estate investment trusts, private equity funds and tax-exempt entities. Additionally, Chase also has significant experience with regard to the federal income tax matters relating to both foreign investors' investment into the United States as well as United States residents' investments into foreign jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Chase was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax group at a public accounting firm in the Washington, D.C. region focusing on tax issues arising in mergers and acquisitions as well as alternative investment structures. While in public accounting, Chase regularly worked with private equity funds, public and private companies as well as multinational corporations with regard to federal income tax due diligence, acquisition and disposition tax structuring and various other federal income tax matters.


“M & A Tax Trends of 2022: Acquisitions, Dispositions and Rollover Equity,” Arkansas Bar Association Mid Year 2.0, Little Rock, Arkansas (February 2023)