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Blake E. Christian

Tax Partner

Hilthouse, Carlin, Van Trigt LLP
Long Beach/ Park City, California, USA

Public Accounting Firm

Professional Summary

Blake is a nationally recognized Top 25 OZ Influencer, Blake has years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly-traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. Throughout his entire career, Blake has specialized in federal, state, and local tax incentive programs. Blake is leading the firm’s efforts in providing tax consulting services for Qualified Opportunity Zones. Blake and the HCVT OZ Team have been involved in the formation of over 100 Qualified Opportunity Funds and over 125 Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses. Blake and his team have advised hundreds of other investors and professionals regarding the complexities of formation, operation, semi-annual testing and restructuring of QOFs and QOZBs. Specialties: Holistic Tax Planning for Businesses and their equity holders, Profit Improvement, Economic Development, State Enterprise Zone, Federal Empowerment/ Renewal Community/ Gulf Opportunity and Indian Tribal Lands Tax Credits. Contact: (435) 200.9262

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Hilthouse, Carlin, Van Trigt LLP
Long Beach/ Park City, California, USA 90802/ 84060
Tax Partner
Public Accounting Firm
2003 - Present
In addition to expertise in tax planning and compliance, I have extensive experience with state and federal Location Based Incentive Tax Credit consulting, mergers and acquisitions, compensation structuring, and strategic planning.

Full Service tax consulting and compliance for large privately held businesses and some public companies as well as high net worth individuals.
Modular Innovation Technologies
Provo, Utah, USA 84097
Co-Founder/Managing Member
Tax Consulting Firm
Founder of MIT Modular, a QOZB that repurposes recycled shipping containers for affordable housing and other uses. Design and Manufacturing of Housing Units from Recycled Shipping Containers.
Park City Base Camp
Park City, Utah, USA 84058
Design and Manufacturing of Housing Units from Recycled Shipping Containers.
Plant LB
Provo, Utah, USA
Business Catalyst
Responsible for church planting organization.
National Tax Credit Group
Provo, USA
Co-Founder of National Tax Credit Group, LLC, a software company that geo-coded all major state and federal tax incentive zones throughout the U.S. The software was licensed to CCH and marketed under: Tax Zone Locator used by hundreds of companies, CPA firms (all the Big 4 and most national firms) and governmental agencies.

Tax Credit Incentives software company which developed the only national database of state and federal incentive zones, which can result in hiring tax credits from $500 to $12,500 per qualified employee, as well as other tax benefits, including equipment credits and other tax breaks.

Less than 10% of eligible businesses claim these benefits, which can often result in refunds and current year savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

National Tax Credit Group (NTCG) sold to Big Four Firm.

Los Angeles, California, USA 92602
Tax Partner
Public Accounting Firm
Tax Partner in the Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA offices.
Maxicare Health Plans
Long Beach, California, USA 91702
Tax Director
Responsible for directing the tax department of a 100 entity national HMO.


MBT, Accounting/ Tax 1985
University of Southern California
Long Beach, California, United States

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Associations and Societies

  • AICPA, Tax Division
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Cal Chamber Tax Committee
  • State Bar of California, Tax Section (2008 Chairman)
  • California Chamber Of Commerce (Small Business Advocate Of Year)
  • Long Beach Rotary Club, President (Rotary Businessman Of Year)
  • Long Beach Area Chamber Of Commerce
  • Orange County Treasury Advisory Committee
  • Long Beach Assistance League
  • Long Beach Symphony Circle

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