Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, and Business Administration, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota 1975
Juris Doctorate – Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri – 1978
Masters of Law – Taxation – Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 1983
Joined Christianson PLLP:
John practices in a variety of accounting and tax areas, but specializes in business entity structuring, corporate and partnership reorganizations and liquidations, business acquisitions and sales, individual and business income tax planning, trusts and estates tax planning, estate planning, business and farm succession planning, employee benefits tax planning retirement income tax planning for farmers and general business consulting,
Member of Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Prior to joining the Christianson & Associates, PLLP accounting firm as a certified public accountant, I was employed as a Tax Attorney in the Tax Department at Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas specializing in oil and gas tax partnerships, and practiced law at law firms in Dallas, Texas and Willmar, Minnesota for 25 years developing expertise in a broad range of areas of the tax, estate planning and business transactions.
In his free time, John enjoys attending various professional and collegiate sporting events throughout the year with John Ryan, friends and family. He loves to visit his daughter, Kierre, who lives out of state, several times a year. He is especially enthusiastic about attending family gatherings during all of the holidays.
John resides in Willmar, Minnesota with his son, John Ryan, who is attending college.