Christian J. Henrich


Christian J. Henrich



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Fax: 716-248-3311

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 has co-chaired the Meritas Global M&A and Private Equity community for 8 years. Meritas is a global network of over 190 law firms.

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. 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 for Talis Clinical LLC in $65 M sale to Getinge.
  • Lead counsel for Hotel Engine in a $65 million Series B funding.
  • 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.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Henrich is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and the Co-Chair of the Meritas Global M&A and Private Equity Community.

Community Involvement

Mr. Henrich is a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 285 in Orchard Park.


12-8-22 -Chris Henrich and Larry Kallaur represented CleanFiber in a $10 million Series A-2 funding round. As seen in TechCrunch - Transforming old cardboard boxes into insulation nets CleanFiber $10 million round.
10/20/22 - As seen in The Buffalo News - CleanFiber seeks approval for expansion project in Hamburg
9-22-22 - Chris Henrich is featured speaker for Upstate Capital Private Equity & M&A Group event in Buffalo, NY
9/20/22 Christian Henrich and Sarah Bothma assist Buffalo-based Allpro Parking in acquiation by New Orleans-based firm.
6-22-2022 Townsend Kinsler and Christian Henrich assisted RS&A with the recent sale of their business to Sheridan Partners.
5-17-22 Chris Henrich and Larry Kallaur are lead counsel for sale of Australia based Haltech Engine Management Systems by Race Winning Brands.
3-10-22 As Seen in the Buffalo Business Journal - Circuit Clinical raises $29M from strategic, VC and local investors.
1-19-22 As seen on - Worklyn Partners Raises $35M to Acquire MSPs and Cybersecurity Services Firm
Christian J. Henrich and Steven Suozzi represent Talis Clinical LLC in sale to Getinge.
Jeff D'Angelo and Chris Henrich assisted the management team at SurveyVitals with sale to Qualtrics.
12-9-21 - Hotel Engine Propels to Unicorn Status With $65M Investment - Chris Henrich was lead counsel.
9-21-21 As Seen in Buffalo Business First - CleanFiber raises $11.9M in funding to fuel Buffalo-based expansion. Chris Henrich and Kate Polozie are Counsel to Clean Fiber for transaction.
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.
2-7-17 As Seen in the Buffalo Law Journal - "WNY Firms Experience Explosive Growth"
Woods Oviatt Gilman Assists Kayne Partners in $10.5 M Investment
Practice Areas: Private Equity & Venture Capital • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures • Emerging Companies • Delaware Corporate Governance • Cross Border Transactions