Burr & Forman

Christian W. Borek

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  • L.L.M., Taxation, New York University (2018)
  • J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (2017)
  • M.B.A., Samford University (2017)
  • B.A., Maryville College (2014)
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama

  • Alabama Bar Association, Tax Section
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship, Recipient (2018)
  • Cumberland Law Review, Writing Editor (2016-2017)
  • Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Writing and Research Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Scholar of Merit, Economic Analysis of the Law
  • Scholar of Merit, Partnership Taxation
  • National Moot Court Team

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Christian is an Associate in the firm's Corporate and Tax Group. His practice focuses on domestic and international taxation, state and local taxation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, early-stage and start-up companies, corporate formations and reorganizations, and corporate governance.

Christian’s background includes experience in a variety of tax and corporate law matters. His tax practice includes domestic and international tax matters such as business tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state tax controversy and litigation, and state and local tax planning. He also has significant experience working with clients on a range of corporate law matters including entity formations, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters.

Christian also has experience in advising businesses and individuals, domestic and international, in corporate and tax matters regarding the recent federal and state Coronavirus legislation. Some of these matters include advising employers on the different tax credits and benefits available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act, businesses with the business tax provisions of the CARES Act, and employers and individuals with recent IRS guidance on international tax issues.

Christian graduated cum laude from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he served as Writing Editor of the Cumberland Law Review, as a member of the National Moot Court team, and a Legal Writing and Research Fellow. During law school, he also attended Samford University’s Brock School of Business where he earned his Master of Business Administration. Prior to law school, Christian attended Manville College where he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and a minor in Accounting. Throughout his tenure there, Christian worked as Business and Statistics intern for a local non-profit entity and as a Financial Accounting intern at the Tennessee Valley Authority.