Christopher brings over 20 years of public accounting experience to his client engagements. Christopher has advised his clients on a variety of complex tax issues and is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition tax practice. Christopher has significant experience conducting buy-side tax due diligence for private equity organizations and corporate acquirors, including closely-held middle market businesses. He has consulted on a variety of tax matters related to alternative tax structures to optimize tax efficiencies for corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and recapitalizations. Christopher has deep experience reviewing letters of intent, purchase agreements, and other transaction related documentation to identify the tax consequences of proposed deal structure and terms. He has performed purchase price allocation studies and other mergers and acquisition specific tax analyzes.
Christopher’s area of specialization include the tax complexities associated with IRC Section 382 including the analysis of owner shifts with respect to stock of loss operation, calculation of estimated annual limitation(s), calculation of realized built-in gains, and modeling the estimated usage of tax attributes for federal and state purposes.
Christopher provides tax compliance and strategic consulting services to privately held business across numerous industry sectors. His broad public accounting experience also includes performing audit and assurance services for private and public companies. Christopher began his career in public accounting at Deloitte. He earned his JD from the University of San Francisco and holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California. He also holds undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Southern California and is a cum laude graduate.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Walt Disney Co. (Intern)
Professional and Community Involvement
American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
California PTA, Monterey Hills Elementary School
Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service
Filipino Bar Association
University of Southern California Alumni Association
Credentials and Certifications
State Bar of California
JD, University of San Francisco
MAac, University of Southern California, MAac Alumni Award Fellowship
BS, Accounting, University of Southern California, cum laude
BS, Business Administration, (Marketing), University of Southern California