Christine Elizabeth Sutherlin joined the Firm in 2017 after relocating to Santa Rosa Beach from Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining the Firm, Christine attended the University of Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration, magna cum laude, through the Culverhouse School of Accountancy in 2010.
Subsequently, Christine graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2013, receiving a juris doctor degree and LL.M. in taxation. After graduation from the University of Alabama School of Law, Christine worked at a large tax accounting firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where she focused on corporate transactions and the taxation of trusts, estates and partnerships. Christine’s practice is focused on various aspects of tax planning for individuals and businesses, including business and corporate tax planning, estate planning and probate work.
Christine is a member of the Florida Bar and Alabama Bar Associations, along with the Florida and Alabama Boards of Accountancy. Christine is an active member of the Walton County Bar Association and a member of the Business Law, Tax Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Young Lawyers Sections of the Florida Bar. Christine is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast and the North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. In her spare time, Christine enjoys going to the beach, reading and spending time with her family.
Christine is licensed to practice law in all Florida and Alabama State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and the Southern District of Florida, and the US Tax Court. Christine is also a licensed CPA in Florida and Alabama.