R. Lee Christie Esq.

Sidley & Austin LLP
R. Lee Christie is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley & Austin. He is a tax lawyer with a practice focused on the insurance industry, including all aspects of federal and state taxation affecting insurance companies and insurance products. He has advised insurance companies and domestic and foreign banks in financings, restructurings, and acquisitions involving insurance companies, and represents insurance companies in tax controversy matters including both administrative proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts.  Mr. Christie served as Chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Insurance Companies during 2002-2004. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 (U.S.) (2008-2013) and Chambers USA (2011-2014) in the field of tax.  Prior to joining Sidely & Austin, Mr. Christie was a partner at Foley and Lardner.

J.D., Harvard Law School (1984)
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University (1981)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
546 T.M., Annuities, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance Products (co-author)