Attorney Christopher Bourell

Quick facts

Christopher Bourell concentrates on helping taxpayers resolve their disputes with the IRS and with state and local tax authorities in New York and Texas. He advises on examination strategy, defends taxpayers in appeals and litigation, and helps resolve tax collection matters.

Christopher understands the multi-layered complexities of federal and state tax law. He also understands the stress that tax disputes can bring, and is committed to helping each and every client resolve their issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Christopher is a frequent speaker on federal and state tax law topics. He is enthusiastic about sharing his skills and knowledge to help clients and other tax professionals resolve difficult tax issues. Christopher draws on his practical experience in state and local tax matters to teach planning techniques for the Texas margin tax, New York’s residency and allocation rules for personal income tax, and procedures for handling sales tax audits and appeals. He also speaks on a variety of procedural and substantive federal tax issues.

Christopher is a native of Austin, Texas. He attended the Liberal Arts Academy at Johnston High School, the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, and the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He attended law school at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was on the SMU Law Review and also earned membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif. Following law school, Christopher moved to New York City to begin his legal practice and continue his education in the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law.

As a young man, Christopher was an Eagle Scout and continues to enjoy camping in the great outdoors. He is also fond of home improvement projects, live music, and serving his community.

  • New York University School of Law, LLM-Taxation 2004
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, JD 2003
  • Austin Graduate School of Theology, BA 1999
  • Tips from the Trenches: Litigating a CDP Case, panelist for the 6th Annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum, June 2014
  • IRS Enforcement and Collections Process: Liens, Levies, and Seizures, CPE presentation for Baruch College Zicklin Tax Seminar, December 2013
  • New York Residency Roundtable, CPE presentation for NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter All Day Tax Conference, December 2013
  • Gambling: The Tax Man Always Wins, CPE presentation for NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter All Day Tax Conference, December 2013
  • IRS Collection: Journey Through the Labyrinth, CPE presentation for the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, November 2013
  • New York Residency Case Study, CLE presentation for the New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Committee Fall Program, October 2013, CPE presentation for the NYSSCPA Brooklyn/Queens Chapter Annual Tax Conference, January 2013, and for the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, November 2012
  • Tax Audits: How to Handle Them, How to Avoid Them, CPE presentation for the NCCPAP Nassau/Suffolk Chapter, Map Committee, December 2012
  • Innocent Spouse Relief, CPE presentation for the NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter Half Day Tax Conference, October 2011, the NYSSCPA Brooklyn/Queens Chapter Annual Tax Conference, November 2011, and the NYSSCPA Staten Island Chapter Annual Tax Conference, December 2011
  • Celebrity Tax Problems: When Tax Collection and New York Residency Matters Hit The Headlines, CPE presentation for the Long Island Tax Symposium, November 2011, and the NCCPAP Nassau Chapter Meeting, January 2011
  • IRS Installment Agreements, half-hour CPE/CLE presentation for the Long Island University Tax Enforcement Update at the C.W. Post Campus, September 23, 2011
  • IRS Collections Notices and Procedures, one-hour CPE presentation for accounting firm Raiche Ende Malter & Co., LLP, July 21, 2011
  • New York Residency Update, one-hour CPE presentation for accounting firm Wild, Maney, Camera, & Resnick, LLP, March 17, 2011, and for accounting firm Raiche Ende Malter & Co., LLP, June 8, 2011
  • Updated Audit Guidelines for New York Residency Disputes, article in the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, September 2010 (with Y. Cort & K. Tenenbaum)
  • IRS Collections: Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, half-hour CPE presentation for the Long Island University Summer Tax Series at the C.W. Post Campus, August 27, 2010
  • Texas Margin Tax, two-hour CLE/CPE presentation for the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, December 4, 2008
  • Interesting Developments in Like-Kind Exchanges, one-hour CLE presentation for the Austin Tax Study Group, May 20, 2008

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