Christine practices in the area of estate planning, trust administration, estate administration, and related tax matters, with a focus on cross border U.S.-Canada transactions, including estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax issues. Christine also advises U.S. citizens and green card holders with respect to U.S. expatriation tax rules and U.S. tax compliance issues.
Prior to joining Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers, Christine practiced as an associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm in its Private Clients, Trusts & Estate group and articled in the Vancouver office of an international law firm in its Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities group. Christine is currently a Principal with Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers.
Christine received her juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she graduated magna cum laude in May 2006. Christine has completed Parts I, II and III of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.
- In-Depth Tax Course, 2014-15 Top 3 Year 3 Project Award
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Member, British Columbia, Bar (2011 – )
- Member, Illinois State Bar (2006 – )
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, B.C. Wills & Trusts Section, Taxation Law Section, Family Law Section and Women’s Lawyer Forum
- Mentor, Women’s Lawyer Forum (2016)
- Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Publications and Presentations
“To Be or Not to Be The Executor: His Powers, Obligations and Liabilities” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, CPA BC)
“Legal Considerations in Personal Financial Planning for Death and Incapacity” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, CPA BC)
“It’s time to have ‘the talk’…with your parents” (Author, Golden Girl Finance)
“U.S. citizens living among us: Are you ready to come out of the closet?” (Author, Golden Girl Finance)
“Cross Border Legacy Giving” (Co-Author, Tides Canada)
“The Essential Legal Documents of any Successful Financial Plan” (Co-Presenter, CPA BC)
“A Sentimental (and Sensible) Estate Plan” (Author, Savvy Money Gal)
“U.S. Expatriation and Other Cross-Border Planning Tools” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, CLE BC)
“The Case of the Complicated Children” (Author and Presenter, CLE BC) Straddling the 49th Parallel: U.S.-Canada Estate Planning & Administration Essentials (Co-Presenter, Montana Tax Institute)
Owning U.S. Real Estate: U.S. Transfer Tax Considerations (Presenter)
U.S. Citizens Living in Canada (Co-Presenter)
The Registered Retirement Savings Plan in Canada: The Basics (Presenter, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel)
Straddling the Border: Select U.S. and Canadian Tax and Estate Planning Considerations (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, CLE BC)