Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors is pleased to announce that Chris Branch, CPA and Claiborne Morris, CPA have been selected as Rising Stars in Real Estate and Construction by the Birmingham Business Journal.
Birmingham’s Rising Stars of Real Estate & Construction features the next generation of leaders in the real estate, development, construction and design industries. The awards honor individuals under the age of 30 who are already making a significant impression in Birmingham. Honorees were selected by a BBJ editorial panel based on their contributions to their companies, their roles in the industry, the likelihood of them becoming key leaders in the field and their roles in the community.
Morris joined Warren Averett in 2012 and is a Senior Manager in the Firm’s Tax Division. He has more than seven years of public accounting experience and is a member of the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate Group and Transaction Advisory Group. Claiborne’s primary responsibilities include tax preparation, planning and ensuring that planning strategies are executed. He also serves as an engagement leader to ensure a product that surpasses clients’ expectations.
Branch is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Tax Division. He leads the Firm’s Opportunity Zones program efforts and was named as one of the Top 25 Opportunity Zone Tax Specialists from across the country. This group of distinguished winners excel in providing taxpayers and participants in the Opportunity Zones program with investment and consulting services. He has written educational white papers and blog articles on Opportunity Zones as well as presented insightful information at various events and webinars. Branch stays informed on the Opportunity Zone program regulations as they are released in order to provide investors and developers with the insight needed to make informed decisions.
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