Christa Bierma

Principal | Ernst & Young LLP

Christa Haas Bierma is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington, DC, National Tax compensation and benefits group. Christa has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on technical tax issues that arise in connection with employee benefit and compensation arrangements, including executive and deferred compensation, employer-sponsored health and welfare plans, fringe benefits and tax-qualified retirement plans. Christa recently returned to Ernst & Young LLP following three years of service as an Attorney-Advisor in the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy. Christa holds a B.A. from Hope College and a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.


Session covers various employee benefit and executive compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including strategies for both buyers and sellers to address the More

Session covers the use of pension plans as a tool for mitigating the impact of section 162(m), section 4960, and allowing for access to the section 199A deduction for a specified service trade or More