Emily Bivona is an associate whose practice focuses on taxation and general business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, and corporate governance. She has experience in individual and business tax planning, advising companies and business owners on a variety of transactional issues, and representing clients before federal and state taxing authorities.
Emily graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a B.B.A. in International Business and a B.A. in Government. In 2011, she earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Legislation and received the 2010 Dedication Award for performing the most pro bono service hours of any Notre Dame law student, working in a supervisory role in the United Way of St. Joseph County’s IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She received her LL.M in Taxation from Villanova University in 2019. Emily is a certified public accountant licensed in Texas, and also holds a Diploma in Professional French from the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, she is a member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Houston CPA Society, the Tax, Business Law, and Women and the Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, and the Taxation and Mergers and Acquisitions Sections of the Houston Bar Association.
Emily is a certified rescue scuba diver who enjoys traveling with her husband to new diving spots, as well as cooking, playing the piano, wrangling her three dogs, and attending the Houston Grand Opera, where she is a Young Trustee, serves on the Young Patrons Circle Steering Committee, and was selected for HGO’s inaugural Future Leaders Initiative.