Christopher M. Flanagan: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Christopher M. Flanagan

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Tax
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
University Villanova University, B.S., cum laude
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D.; New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation
Admitted1986, Massachusetts; 1988, New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Boston Bar Association, Section of Taxation

BornBaltimore, Maryland, 1960

Christopher M. Flanagan is a partner in the Tax Department of our Boston office. Mr. Flanagan's general corporate and partnership tax practice focuses on tax planning and analysis in the transactional area. He has particular experience in representing public and private companies in taxable and tax-free acquisitions and divestitures of corporate subsidiaries and divisions, and in reorganizations and restructurings. Mr. Flanagan also represents companies in the structuring and formation of major corporate joint ventures, limited liability companies, and large venture capital/private equity funds, as well as advising companies on the tax issues attendant to both public and private debt and equity offerings.

Chris also has extensive experience in the taxation of insurance companies and insurance products, and works extensively with the Insurance and Reinsurance Department on both transactions involving the acquisition and divestiture of insurance companies and the structuring of insurance related investments. Chris also has experience in the creation and taxation of captive insurance arrangements, and has authored articles on the topic.

Chris is also a former chair of the Tax Section of the Boston Bar Association. In addition to his law degree, he has an LL.M in Taxation. Chris has been recognized as a Leader in the field of Tax Law by Chambers USA in each of the years 2007 through 2014. He has also been listed in the Tax Law section of the Best Lawyers in America publication for the past two years.

•Advised both public and private companies in both taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions and divestitures.

•Assisted numerous venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds in organizing new funds and making investments in portfolio companies.

•Assisted companies and individuals with the formation of and investment in joint ventures conducting both investment activities and business operations, as well as the acquisitions and divestitures of such entities.

•Advised companies on general tax and reporting issues related to their transactions.

Before Edwards Wildman

Chris worked in New York City in the tax groups of both a major public accounting and a law firm. Chris was also a partner in Palmer & Dodge LLP, one of the constituent firms of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Most recently, Chris was a partner in the tax department of another Boston law firm.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Chris's active family life keeps him busy outside of the office. He is active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of his town's youth football organization and also coaching both youth football and baseball. In his free time, Chris also enjoys playing golf.


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Christopher M. Flanagan

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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