Christopher T. Bird

Associate

Overview

Christopher Bird is an associate and Business Law attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Christopher is based in the Washington D.C. office where he is a member of the firm’s Tax, Benefits, and Estate Planning Practice Group.

Chris’ practice focuses on U.S. and cross-border tax matters relating to taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, partnership agreements and the formation of private investment funds. Chris also advises various types of institutional investors with their investments in private investment funds and represents buyers and sellers in secondary transactions.

Prior to joining Foley, Chris worked as a tax associate for several law firms in the Northeast. As a tax associate, he gained experience practicing in a wide range of federal and state tax matters, with emphasis on taxation of partnerships, executive compensation (Section 409A, Section 280G, and equity compensation), mergers and acquisitions, investments in private investment funds, and private investment fund formation.

Recognition

  • Recipient, Edith C. Blum Foundation Prize (for exceptional achievement in taxation)

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-Author, “Exit Planning: Family Offices Need Solid Foundations,” The Legal Special 2019, Private Equity International (PEI) (May 2019)
  • Co-Author, “Cyprus—Back to the Future: Cyprus, an Ancient Trading Center, has become a Glitzy New Presence on the International Tax Stage,” Practical U.S./International Tax Strategies (November 15, 2009)
  • Co-Author, “IRS Draws Lines for College Student Housing Organizations,” Taxation of Exempts, (September/October 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Should the Commensurate Test Force Greater Spending By Public Charities?,” The Exempt Organization Tax Review (April 2009)

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (LLM, 2008)
  • Brooklyn Law School (JD, 2004)
    • Teaching and research assistant, Professor Brian E. Comerford 
  • University of Maryland (BS, 2000)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Chris is admitted only in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. He is practicing under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar.