Christian J. Henrich

Partner

Christian J. Henrich

Partner

Contact

Direct: 716-248-3211
Fax: 716-248-3311
Chenrich@woodsoviatt.com
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At a Glance

Christian J. Henrich is a Partner in the Business and Finance Department and is also a member of the firm's Management Committee which is responsible for general oversight and management of the firm. He advises clients, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; private equity and debt financings; and Delaware corporate law. In addition to his representation of institutional venture capital funds, he is one of a handful of attorneys in the country that represent search funds.

Mr. Henrich obtained his B.A. from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School where he was honored as a Palmer Scholar. Mr. Henrich is also a retired Infantry Captain having served on active duty for five years – two of which were in the Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment.

Honors

Mr. Henrich was named to the Business First of Buffalo's 2014 "Legal Elite of Western New York."




Education

University of Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude and M.B.A., Palmer Scholar (Top 5%)

Dartmouth College, B.A. in Classical Studies, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Mr. Henrich is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Delaware.

Key Representative Matters

    • Lead counsel in $100M+ sale of specialty insurance business
    • Lead counsel for Appsian in its acquisition of Israeli-based Xpandion, a GRC software leader
    • Lead counsel for Empower Community Care for investment by Northlane Capital Partners.
    • Negotiated split up of large, Buffalo based energy provider.
    • Lead counsel for CleanFiber raising over $15M in private equity.
    • Legal counsel to Backcountry Capital/Eagle Automation in sale of majority interest to Eagle Automation.
    • Lead counsel for PostProcess Technologies as it secured, initially, $15 million and subsequently an additional $20 million in financing.
    • Advised Peterson Partners on Series B Financing Used by DCI-Design to Acquire EthoStream
    • Represented Kayne Partners in $10.5 M Investment in Azalea Health.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Henrich is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.

Community Involvement

Mr. Henrich is very active in the community and is a Confirmation Class Leader for St. John's Lutheran Church in Orchard Park and a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 285 in Orchard Park.

Articles

10-26-20 As seen in the Rochester Business Journal "MCC leverages technology to keep students connected." Woods Oviatt's client Ocelot and their chatbot platform is featured in article.
9-21-20 As seen in the Buffalo News - Chris Henrich and Brandie Mask are counsel for NOCO Energy's Acquisition of Glycol Blender.
4-22-20 Webinar recording available - PPP Forgivable Loans: How to properly document your business activities for forgiveness.
4-2-20 Chris Henrich and Lorisa LaRocca Participate in Virtual Roundtable: How CEOs and Boards Can Work with Lenders During Unprecedented Dislocation -Webinar Recording available
3-19-20 Woods Oviatt Gilman Creates a Multidisciplinary Crisis Resource Group
11-12-19 Christian J. Henrich, Esq. was lead counsel for PostProcess as they secured $20M in a Series B Funding Round.
10-8-19 Christian J. Henrich, Esq. and Katarina B. Polozie, Esq. are lead counsel for Clean Fiber as they close $5 Million in growth-based funding.
9-12-19 Christian Henrich, Esq. and Townsend Kinsler, Esq. are Counsel for Broadtree Partners in investment in a human resources software as a services provider.
12-13-18 As seen in Buffalo Business First - CleanFiber raises another $2.3 million to support new factory in Blasdell - Woods Oviatt serves as counsel.
12-13-18 CleanFiber secures more investment, prepares to open Blasdell plant - Woods Oviatt serves as counsel.
6-28-18 Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP served as legal counsel to Backcountry Capital/Eagle Automation
4-6-2018 Christian J. Henrich, Esq. and Katarina B. Polozie, Esq. of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP were lead counsel for UltraCell Insulation's first external equity round.
3-29-17 Woods Oviatt Advised Peterson Partners on Series B Financing Used by DCI-Design to Acquire EthoStream.
3-27-17 Woods Oviatt advises Magnum Capital Partners in the acquisition of Scribendi Inc. ("Scribendi") an online editing and proofreading company.
2-7-17 As Seen in the Buffalo Law Journal - "WNY Firms Experience Explosive Growth"
11-17-16 Woods Oviatt Serves as Lead Counsel for International Chimney Corporation (ICC) in Sale to Dominion.
Woods Oviatt Gilman Assists Kayne Partners in $10.5 M Investment
4-11-16 As Seen in the Buffalo Law Journal - Buffalo Law Firms Finding Way in Canadian Market.
Practice Areas: Private Equity & Venture Capital • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures • Emerging Companies • Delaware Corporate Governance • Cross Border Transactions