Chris joined Manning Fulton in 2021 after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018 and spending over two years in the tax group of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Chris’ experience includes advising real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate joint ventures, private equity funds, and large public and private corporations on the federal income tax implications and tax planning related to a wide variety of international and domestic business transactions.
Chris is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Chris advises clients on a wide range of federal income tax planning matters. These include mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, REIT transactions, partnership transactions, private and public securities offerings, financings, and private equity transactions.
Chris also has worked with numerous REIT clients in transactional and operational planning. He has worked with several multinational corporations and investment banks in connection with cross-border planning and U.S. tax reform. Additionally, he has experience assisting clients in disputing audits before the IRS.
Chris received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. During law school, Chris served on the Committee for Faculty Appointment, Committee for the Appointment of the Law School Dean, and as a staff member of the Chicago Journal of International Law. In addition, Chris had legal internships at Lawyers for Children and an AmLaw 100 firm. At Lawyers for Children, Chris assisted staff attorneys in providing guardian ad litem services to children in the New York state foster care system.
Prior to law school, Chris participated in the Teach for America program and served as a school administrator and teacher for KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate. While at KIPP, Chris oversaw the development and implementation of a school-wide disciplinary system, including providing orientation for students and the use of evidence-based practices to improve faculty execution. He also partnered with Teach for America Massachusetts to help coach and develop teachers during a summer school-based training program.
*Mr. Bobby is licensed to practice law in Illinois, but is not yet licensed in North Carolina.