Chris M. Conrad

Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

I strive to ensure our people learn something new, every single day of their careers. I genuinely feel that when people are engaged and challenged, it makes the service we provide our clients even more exceptional than it was the day before.

Chris leverages his experience and insight to help our clients navigate the complicated rules surrounding partnership taxation.

A partner in our Tax practice, Chris began his career in public accounting in 2006 when he joined Smith + Howard as a staff accountant. He focuses on large real estate and private equity transactions by helping clients navigate the complicated rules surrounding partnership taxation. Additionally, he provides planning and consulting for numerous corporate entities in the transportation, logistics, construction, manufacturing and distribution businesses. By honing in on those strengths, Chris helps resolve complex shareholder and family tax issues, especially those involving estate and gift strategies.

Chris is active in the real estate community and will serve as a moderator for BISNOW’S 2021 Atlanta Deal Flow event in August.

Chris lives in Brookhaven with his wife, daughter, twin boys and their bevy of lovable pets.


  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • University of Georgia – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting; Master of Accountancy


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants – Board Member (2022-2024 and 2024-2026).


  • Atlanta, Georgia

Interests + Hobbies

  • His kids
  • Cheering on “the Dawgs”
  • Wine
  • Concerts
  • Travel

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