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Chase Ezell


Chase Ezell is a Director at Merit Advisors leading the Severance Tax practice. Chase works with oil and gas companies in several states to reduce their severance tax liabilities, manage risk, and ensure their compliance with state regulations and reporting requirements. Chase’s scope of services includes ongoing deduction and incentive identification, refund reviews to recoup overpaid tax, compliance, and full outsourcing services.

Prior to joining Merit, Chase led the severance tax practice at Alvarez & Marsal. Chase was a Severance Tax Manager at Ernst & Young, where he also led sales and use tax engagements for many oil and gas clients. He is an active member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) and has presented at several local COPAS events in Texas and Oklahoma.

Chase earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University and is an Accredited Petroleum Accountant (APA).