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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S., Cum Laude
Elon University

Christopher W. Genheimer Printer-Friendly

Chris Genheimer is a member of the Carruthers & Roth business, tax and estate planning practice where he works with a wide variety of individuals, high net worth families, entrepreneurs and closely-held family owned businesses. He focuses on helping clients with all aspects of forming, operating and transitioning family owned and closely held businesses, with an emphasis on buying and selling businesses. Chris also assists clients with estate planning, estate and trust administration and business succession planning.

Chris has experience advising individuals and businesses on obtaining Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) status, such as Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification. He is often asked by the attorneys in his department and across the firm to help clients navigate the complex rules and requirements of the certification process.

Before turning to law, Chris worked in research, product development and project management in the biotech industry. He has authored dozens of scientific journal articles and book chapters and is a co-inventor of two patented biotech developments. Chris actively leverages his analytical research skills honed over years in R&D to address his client's day to day legal needs.

Representative Cases

  • Assisted a family-owned business sell its manufacturing company to a large private equity group in a >$75 million dollar transaction.
  • Assisted local food product company sell its business to a large private company in the food sector in a >$30 million dollar transaction.
  • Assisted local insurance company sell its business to a large publicly traded insurance conglomerate in a >$25 million dollar transaction.
  • Assisted local entrepreneurs with >$5 million dollar investment in privately owned start-up technology company.
  • Developed and implemented a variety of specialized estate planning and estate tax reduction strategies for individuals and professionals, from straightforward wills and trusts to more complex strategies like family limited partnerships (FLPs), sales and gifts to grantor trusts, dynasty trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs); qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), and various charitable strategies, including charitable remainder trusts (CRTs).

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2015

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Greensboro Society of Financial Service Professionals, Member
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council
  • Greensboro Bar Association

Published Work

Awards and Recognitions

  • North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award
  • Elon Law McMichael Law & Leadership Fellow
  • Eagle Scout

Community Service

  • Crescent Rotary Club, Chair of the Youth Services Committee
  • Crescent Rotary Club, Past Board Member
  • Greensboro Rotary Club, Member 
  • AARP Tax Aide Program, Volunteer Tax Preparer
Disclaimer: The specific cases and matters mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. The results of any case or matter depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all cases or matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. are summarized on this website. The results of prior cases or matters do not guarantee that a similar outcome can be achieved in any future case.