Chris DeLuca is the founder of DeLuca Law LLC. Chris has 25 years of experience providing legal, financial and management services to business owners and career school operators. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Chris is also a certified public accountant (inactive status).
Prior to founding DeLuca Law LLC, Chris spent nearly nine years serving as in-house legal counsel and Chief Financial Officer for a multi-state cosmetology school group. Chris was responsible for the school's compliance with laws and regulations for participation in the Title IV federal student aid programs. He also managed compliance for the schools' accreditation with the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).
Chris serves as Co-Chair of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools' Government Relations Committee, and is a frequent speaker at AACS and other national and regional school conferences. His recent speech topics include the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Title IX and the Clery Act, school responsibilities under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Gainful Employment reporting and disclosures, school consumer disclosure requirements, and borrower defense to repayment. He also served as the alternate negotiator representing for-profit schools at the U.S. Department of Education's negotiated rule making sessions regarding the borrower defense to repayment regulations.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1992
University of Detroit, B.S. (Accounting), 1989
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Claims
Ohio State Bar Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Member of the Government Relations Committee
Cincinnati Bar Association
Past-President Taxation Committee (2005)
Graduate of CBA Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
Adjunct Professor University of Cincinnati Masters of Taxation Program (2001-2005)