Christine A. ReutherShareholder | BusinessChristine helps clients structure new business ventures, acquisitions and divestitures and provides ongoing contracting and tax advice.

Christine A. Reuther

Christine understands that the best tax counsel comes with a clear understanding of a client’s specific business drivers, constraints and risk tolerance.

A former in-house attorney for PECO Energy and CIGNA, she has both a deep understanding of business and tax law and unusual capacity to quickly comprehend each client’s specific business environment.

Christine advises individuals, partnerships, S-corporations and other closely-held businesses and non-profits concerning formation, ongoing operations, and transactions, including investments, acquisitions, divestitures and business divorces. She frequently counsels asset management firms and other service providers on internal operations, including operating agreements, interest grants, and incentive plans.

Her in-house counsel background enables her to work effectively with clients who need regular support with legal functions, including complex commercial contracting and governance. Clients also rely on Christine to advise on international investments, and on state and local tax matters related to real estate transactions in Pennsylvania.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • 20 years of public service for Nether Providence Township, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, and Delaware County
  • Board member, Child Guidance Resource Centers, a non-profit behavioral health organization
  • Founder/director of Fueled Up and Fired Up Foundation’s annual 5k race
  • Founding member of Delco National Organization for Women
  • Member, Tri-Monkeys Triathlon Club

Selected Representative Matters

Counseled US private equity fund on UK investment in multinational service company

For financial services client, structured divestiture of hedge fund minority interest and advised on restructuring of debt and start-up investment

Represented numerous individuals in personal income tax appeals involving deduction of items taken into account by pass-through entities

For major Philadelphia retail property investment, structured and documented multi-tiered disregarded entity investments to preserve like kind exchange treatment and minimize state and city realty transfer tax liability

Advised on sale of a majority equity interest in an investment advisory firm, including an earn-out for sellers, and drafted related operating, contribution and joint venture agreements

On behalf of family office, created private equity fund of funds limited partnership agreement, and provided tax and corporate advice for private placement memorandums and subscription agreements

Publications + Media Mentions

May 12, 2014 “Advice For a Sole Proprietor Business Owner Facing an IRS Audit,” ExpertBeacon
April 14, 2014 “What Can Independent Contractors Do to Help Reduce Their Tax Bill?,” ExpertBeacon
March 7, 2014 “Should You Have a Professional Tax Preparer Do Your Taxes?,” ExpertBeacon
August 12, 2015 “LLCs Offer Advantages for University Start-Ups, but Beware of Tax Implications,” Technology Transfer Tactics
March 30, 2015 “The Basics of Starting a Small Business,” Metro Philadelphia
December 1, 2014 “NJ Tax Case Could Have Dire Consequences for Tech Transfer,” Technology Transfer Tactics
September 22, 2014 “For NFL, Nonprofit Status Reaps Big Savings,” CBS Money Watch
July 14, 2014 “Zoning Laws Are Annoying,”
June 20, 2014 “Thinking of Moving Your Business to Your House? Consider These Tax, Legal and Real Estate Factors First,” CTW (nationally syndicated)
May 1, 2014 “With Closer Ties in Sponsored Research Agreements, Ignore Tax Issues at Your Peril,” Technology Transfer Tactics
April 11, 2014 “Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash,”
March 13, 2014 “Advice for Entrepreneurs Starting New Businesses,”
March 28, 2018 "Making Sense: Understanding Tax Reform," Presentation in collaboration with WSFS
April 1, 2015 Adjunct Professor for “Taxation of S-Corporations,” Temple University Beasley School of Law.
December 4, 2015 “Off to a Good Start (Up),” Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars.
March 26, 2015 “Choice of Entity Considerations,” Villanova University Clinical Business Seminar.
December 9, 2014 “Off to a Good Start (Up),” Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars.

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Philadelphia Tax Conference

    Board of Directors

  • Ellevate Philadelphia


  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law

    Adjunct Professor, Tax LL.M. Program

  • Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section


  • American Bar Association Tax and Business Law Sections


  • Committee on Limited Liability Companies




  • University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law

    Juris Doctor

  • Harvard-Radcliffe College, Harvard University

    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Tax Court