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
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.
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.
Mr. Henrich is a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 285 in Orchard Park.
- 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 ChannelE2E.com - 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