Christina Berkow is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax Practice Group. Christina’s practice includes a blend of both litigation and transactional work.  On the litigation side, Christina’s practice includes litigating cases involving state and local tax issues, with a particular focus on Maine income tax and sales and use tax issues.  On the transactional side, Christina’s work focuses on new markets tax credit programs and tax credits for renewable energy projects.  Christina also advises and works with tax-exempt organizations on a variety of tax issues.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Christina was an associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she focused on the formation, management, and operation of private equity funds.

Christina graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she served as a Managing Editor of the New York University Law Review, as a Legal Research, Writing and Analysis teaching assistant, and as a Securities Regulation tutor. While in law school, Christina interned with LatinoJustice PRLDEF, an impact litigation nonprofit organization based in New York City. In addition, throughout law school Christina served as a mentor to high school students at the Urban Assembly Academy for Law and Government, a New York City charter school.  

Christina is an avid distance runner. She ran cross country and track at Bowdoin College, raced post-collegiately for Central Park Track Club – New Balance, and currently competes for Dirigo RC.

Publications

  • Author, Mending Guatemala’s Tourism Industry Through Private Regulation, 89 NYU L. Rev. 1381 (2014)

Civic Activities

  • Dirigo RC, Board of Directors