Chad L. Halstead, JD



Chad Halstead is a partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller's Tax Services Group. With a strong background in analytical research and technical review of federal tax issues, Chad identifies innovative solutions to minimize taxes for his clients. He regularly guides clients through the development and implementation of tax structures from which government incentives can be received on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis. This experience spans the country, providing Chad unique insight into the nuances of dealing with local economic development entities and their advisors. He is a frequent speaker and author on this issue.  

Additionally, Chad is a member of the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Services Group, where he designs strategies to exclude or defer the recognition of income due to debt forgiveness. Chad has consistently employed pre-bankruptcy and pre-debt workout strategies that have minimized or eliminated potential tax exposure for his clients.


Chad graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana University, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.


Chad is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association, where he serves as chair of the Tax Section. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.