Christian J. Henrich


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.


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

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

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Affiliations

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


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

Community Involvement

Mr. Henrich is very active in the community and is a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 285 in Orchard Park.

Practice Areas

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
Emerging Companies
Delaware Corporate Governance
Cross Border Transactions


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Fax: 716-248-3311


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
5-1-2018 As Seen in Buffalo Business First - PostProcess Technologies closes on $7 million in new funding as momentum continues - Christian J. Henrich, Esq. of Woods Oviatt was lead Counsel for PostProcess Technologies.
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.