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.