Christopher G. Beck

Christopher G. Beck, J.D., LL.M.

Partner

Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Suite 550
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-334-0066

cbeck@theblumfirm.com

Legal Assistant

Melissa Williamson
817-334-0066
mwilliamson
@theblumfirm.com

Christopher G. Beck, J.D., LL.M., Partner, received his J.D. from New England School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego. Christopher’s practice focuses primarily on domestic and international tax planning, compliance, and controversy. He has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal tax examinations and audits, collection matters, and tax controversies. He routinely advises clients on tax controversy matters connected to both the income tax and the gift/estate tax.

Christopher also advises businesses and individuals on the U.S. tax consequences of cross-border transactions, advises expatriate clients on compliance issues relating to tax and information reporting, and represents clients entering into the offshore voluntary disclosure programs with respect to previously undisclosed foreign assets. Prior to joining The Blum Firm, Christopher was Partner with Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP in Massachusetts.

Education & Accreditations

  • Boston University School of Law 
    Master of Laws in Taxation
  • New England School of Law 
    Juris Doctor
    Managing Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • University of California at San Diego
    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Admitted to practice law in Texas
  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association (Panel Secretary for IFA Boston USA Branch 2020 Annual Conference; Panel Secretary for IFA Boston 2012 Annual Congress)

Publications & Speeches

  • Speaker, Innocent Spouse Law Changes in Massachusetts, Women’s Bar Association, Jun. 14, 2019.
  • Author, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House Bill No. 4942: An Act Providing for Equitable Relief from Liability for Joint Filers of Tax Returns, enacted January 10, 2019.
  • Speaker, Dramatic TCJA Law Changes for Divorce, Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Nov. 6, 13, and 20, 2018.
  • Speaker, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRC § 199A, Qualified Business Income, Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Jun. 5 and 19, 2018.
  • Author, Internal Revenue Code Section 199A Foreign Activity, BOSTON TAX INSTITUTE, Summer 2018 (with Patricia Ann Metzer).
  • Speaker, 1040 Tax Update, Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents, Woburn, Jan. 3, 2015.
  • Author, DOJ’s Offshore Compliance Initiative: If Your Clients Haven’t Come Forward Yet, Now’s The Time, MASS. LAW. J., Apr. 2014, at 16.
  • Speaker, Update on FATCA, Form 8938, and FBAR, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Braintree, Feb. 27, 2014.
  • Speaker, Federal Tax Update, Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Randolph, Jun. 4, 2013.
  • Author, Penalties and Dispute Resolution Procedures, 67 TAX NOTES INT’L. 853 (2012); and 66 IBFD BULL. FOR INT’L TAX’N (2012) (with Stephen E. Shay).
  • Speaker, Tax Implications of Divorce, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, Jun. 7, 2012.
  • Author, IRS Launches Worker Classification Settlement Program, MASS. LAW. J., Jan. 2012, at 14.