Christine Faris

Christine Faris



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Christine leads the executive compensation and employee benefits team of the Washington tax council. She has more than 30 years of experience and is responsible for keeping current with federal legislative and regulatory developments on tax issues relating to executive compensation programs and employee benefit plans sponsored by for-profit and tax-exempt employers. Prior to joining Baker Tilly in 2017, Christine served as a tax director at a Big Four accounting firm.

  • Provides technical support on executive deferred compensation and stock option arrangements, golden parachutes, qualified retirement plans, cafeteria plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefits
  • Serves as technical advisor on IRS exams of qualified retirement plans
  • Collaborates on audit, M&A and tax engagements
  • Responsible for internal and external thought leadership
  • American Bar Association – Sections of Real Property and Estate Law, and Taxation

• Revisiting the Application of Section 280G on Partnerships and LLCs, author, The Tax Adviser

• Traversing Section 163(j) Aggregation for Affiliated Service Groups, author, The Tax Adviser

• Common Mistakes Made by Unsuspecting Travelers on the Path to 409A Compliance, author, The Tax Adviser

• Rembrandt and Retirement: The Pitfalls of Collectibles and Self-Directed IRAs, author, The Tax Adviser


Philadelphia, PA


Juris Doctor

Vermont Law School

(South Royalton, Vermont)

Bachelor of Arts in history

Colgate University

(Hamilton, New York)


Christine's upcoming events


Baker Tilly not-for-profit governance and fiscal workshop 2024

2024 not-for-profit governance and fiscal workshop