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Christie R. Galinski





Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, with honors, 2010

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

Northwestern University, B.A., 1999

Bar Admissions

Christie Galinski is a tax attorney with more than 12 years of sophisticated transactional experience providing research and analysis regarding federal, state and international tax issues.

Christie's practice has focused on transactional tax issues, such as investment funds (including RICs and REITs), international tax issues, state tax issues, FATCA, tax-exempt organizations, formation of entities, 1202 stock, mergers and acquisitions, the CARES Act and other COVID relief. She also has experience requesting private letter rulings and closing agreements with the Internal Revenue Service.

Representative Matters

  • Consulting on a variety of federal, international and state local tax planning opportunities for clients.
  • Conducting tax diligence of for-profit entities for mergers and acquisitions and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entities for financing transactions.
  • Obtaining tax clearance certificates from state tax authorities.
  • Performing tax analysis and review of merger and acquisition documents, credit agreements, private placements, partnership agreements, RICs and REITS.
  • Advising on business tax provisions of the CARES Act.
  • Advising on FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act).
  • Requesting private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.
  • Negotiating closing agreements with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Preparing and filing federal and state tax exemption applications under Section 501(c)(3) and/or state law.

Professional Activities

Publications Chair for ABA International Tax Committee, International Law Section (Publications Chair)