60 E. 42nd Street
Suite 4022
New York, NY 10165
212.239.1931 TEL
cjbyrne@byrnellc.com
www.christopherbyrne.com

Experience

Christopher J. Byrne has been practicing in the field of international taxation and cross border estate planning as a Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years and as an Attorney at Law for over 15 years.

He is licensed in the States of New York and New Jersey as a Certified Public Accountant and in the States of New York and Connecticut as an Attorney at Law.

Mr. Byrne has made significant contributions in various positions at KPMG LLP (New York), Arthur Andersen LLP (New York) and most recently, Wealth and Tax Advisory Services LLC (New York and New Jersey). He has a diverse client base and strong relationships with high net worth individuals and their advisors around the world.

As an experienced Certified Public Accountant, who is also engaged in the practice of law, Mr. Byrne is often called upon by other CPAs, attorneys and financial advisors to assist them and their clients with tax and estate planning matters. This “team approach” has proven to be very efficient, particularly on matters when attorney-client privilege isneeded and often extends to other areas such as probate, estate administration and tax controversies.

Education

  • JD, Fordham Law School, New York, New York.
  • BS in Business Economics, State University of New York, Oneonta, New York.
  • AAS in Accounting, SUNY Orange, Middletown, New York.

Media/Publications

Mr. Byrne has been quoted in various articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Worth Magazine. He has published numerous articles on international tax and cross border estate planning topics in the professional media, such as Estate Planning Magazine, The Journal of International Taxation, The CPA Journal, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and The Tax Advisor.

Speaking Engagements

Mr.Byrne is a frequent speaker on international tax and cross border estate planning topics at conferences sponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and programs promoted by various other conference sponsors around the world.

Professional Affiliations

  • Estate Planning Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners
  • Professional Advisors Council of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan